It was in the north that Portugal was born. It is here that the idea of ??a nation was formed, and from here began the regain of the territory to the Moors.
Without a doubt, Porto, Portugal's second largest city, plays a fundamental role in Portuguese culture. This is a city with a huge natural and cultural diversity.
Its heritage is so vast that we can appreciate antiquity and modernity in the same way. Both we are dazzled by the austerity of the cathedral, and by the baroque exuberance of the Church of St. Francis. We both value the slim Torre dos Clérigos as we fall in love with the Noble Hall of the Palácio da Bolsa, in neo-Arab style. At the very same time we could lose one’s heart to the neighbourhood of Ribeira and contemplate the modern building of Casa da Música.
And speaking of Porto is impossible without mentioning the Douro river ... it is from this enchanting water course that we have the best views on the two banks, joined by its several elegant bridges, which tell centuries of history.
But to talk about Oporto is also to talk about the precious nectar ... this wine that is cultivated in the region of the Alto Douro and that was once brought downstream in boats named “rabelos”, similar to those that carry tourists today, was stored in the cellars.
And it is there, in the cellars that this wine will "mature" ... that is where it will become one of the most appreciated sweet wines in the world.
Of course, you will not be able to leave Porto without taating and savoring this wine ... because if it is good anywhere, here your taste buds will still arouse your senses more.