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Porto is a Portuguese city, capital of the homonymous district, located in the north-west of Portugal and belonging to the North region and sub-region of Greater Porto.

It is the seat of a municipality with 41,42 km ² of area, subdivided into seven parishes. The city metropolis, constituted by the adjacent municipalities that form between them a unique urban agglomerate, counts on approximately 1 300 000 inhabitants, which makes it the greater one of the peninsular northwest. The city is considered a global city range.

The city of Porto is known as the Invicta City and as the Capital of the North. It has an old socio-economic link to England and is the city where the largest British community in Portugal lives, being even considered the Portuguese city with the most "Central European" temperament and where the oldest and most consistent Jewish roots of the Portuguese , through a millennial "Marian" inheritance, where the old Central European adage of the Protestant ethic that recovers the spirit of a Jewish "nation" and which has generated the free play of capitalism and the market economy can best be verified in Portugal : "Stadtluft macht frei" ("The air of the city liberates"). It is the city that gave the name to Portugal - from very early (c. 200 BC), when it was called Portus Cale, later to become the capital of the Portucalense County, from where Portugal was formed and from where, more later, the Portuguese Empire was built, since it was built, mostly, by people from the North Region. It is also a city known worldwide for its wine, its bridges and contemporary and ancient architecture, its historic center, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the quality of its restaurants and its gastronomy, its main football team, Football Clube do Porto, as well as its main public university: the University of Porto, ranked among the 200 best in the world and among the 100 best universities in Europe.
Porto is an attractive city, mainly due to its historical heritage. The historic center is one of the most interesting you can find and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Its monuments and museums are what stands out in this great city, located 150 km from the border of Tui in Pontevedra Spain. Port wine is also one of its main attractions. Ideal for rural tourism.

Porto is the city of bridges, with more than half a dozen bridges crossing the Douro River side by side, some are inactive, but part of the historical heritage. Porto is also a city to see the museums, theaters, and general culture.

You can also find apartments, guesthouses and hostels that are the most economical way to sleep in the city of Porto.
When talking about Porto, it is imperative to talk about some traditional dishes, among them the "Tripas à moda do Porto", a dish that gives its name to the inhabitants of the city - "Tripeiros" - those who eat guts.
From Porto we highlight the dishes of cod and meat and a secular sweets of great flavor and richness. Eating in the fashion of Porto is to eat in abundance, quality and with great refinement, always in well decorated tables where the silver of our goldsmith, on embroidered linen towels.
Port wine is a liqueur wine, produced only in the Douro Demarcated Region, distinguished from the common wines by their particular characteristics: a huge diversity of types in which it surprises an incomparable aroma richness and intensity, a very high persistence of both aroma or flavor, in a wide range of sweetness and great diversity of colors. Usually, Port Wine is the result of the combination of wines from different years. With this stocking it is intended that the quality of Port Wine will remain stable over time.
Porto has a Mediterranean climate of the type Csb according to the climatic classification of Köppen-Geiger. In winter temperatures range between 5 ° C and 14 ° C rarely dropping below 0 ° C. During this season rainy periods alternate with cooler days and clear skies. In the summer temperatures range from 15 ° C to 25 ° C and may occasionally reach or even exceed 35 ° C in July or August.

Summer temperatures above 30 ° C are rare due to the proximity of the ocean, yet they occur when the wind blows from the eastern quadrant. Due to their geographical location, cooler and precipitous periods can be common during the summer in wetter years. The low thermal amplitude is due to the proximity of the ocean and presence of the warm current of the Gulf.
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