Picturesque Porto is much more than just a place of pilgrimage for port wine lovers
- although this unique industry is among the many attractions of Portugal's second city. Straddling the River Douro just a few kilometres inland from the Atlantic, Porto, in the country's northwest, is closer to Spanish Galicia than it is to Lisbon.
The ancient city of Porto is characterised by its narrow streets, picturesque buildings and colourful local markets. Porto is steeped in history and is the ideal setting for a city break combined with cultural discovery.
Porto's historic centre is the Ribeira district, full of UNESCO World Heritage sites and monuments. Old churches and staircases peer around every corner, and the friendly, inviting locals make discovering this fascinating city a pleasurable experience.