The City of Porto, Portugal


(L) An express highway in the city of Porto (R) Francisco de Sa Carneiro Porto Airport

Porto is Portugal's second city. It is, along with Lisbon, one of Portugal's two global cities. The city is located
in the estuary of the Douro river, in northern Portugal. Being the largest city in the region, it is considered its
economic and cultural heart. The Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto has a population of slightly more than
1.7 million and is the main agglomeration of northern Portugal. The city of Porto comprises 15 civil parishes.
The historic centre of Porto was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. One of Portugal's most
internationally famous products, Port wine, is named after the city because it is produced in, and shipped
from this area.

(L) A fruit shop at Calmo (M) The Majestic Cafe on the Rua de Santa Catarina, Porto, founded in 1921.
(R) Igreja de Santo Iidefonso ( Santo Iidefonso church )

(L) A dove drinking water at the monument near Sao Bento station. (M)(R) An alley in Portugal's street

Lisbon Cathedral ( Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa ), the oldest church in the city

(L)(M) Anenida dos Aliados (R) R. dos Clerigos, in the distance

Anenida dos Aliados

MacDonald's shop at Praca da Liberdade

(L) An order counter and stained glass at the McDonald's in Porto
(M)(R) Lobster, mussels and crab served were too much for us at a restaurant in Porto.

(L) Achadas da Cruz cable car and town with a red-orange colored houses along Duero river.
(R) A red classic telephone booth in Porto: Photographed in May, 2010.

Porto has a cool-summer Mediterranean climate with substantial winter rainfall. As a result, its climate shares
many characteristics with the coastal south: warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters.

The Douro or Duero is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source near Duruelo de
la Sierra across northern-central Spain and Portugal to its outlet at Porto.Port wine is a Portuguese style of
fortified wine originating from the Douro Valley. It is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a dessert wine,
and comes in dry,semi-dry, and white varieties.

(L) Duero river at Mercado, Porto (R) View over Rio (River) Duero, Portugal

The porch of Francisco de Sa Carneiro Porto Airport

(L) Departure board of the Francisco de Sa Carneiro Porto Airport
(R) Atlantic Ocean and a rich farm land near Porto, viewed from an aircraft heading to Spain.
Photographed in May, 2010.


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