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About Porto

The city
Oporto is the second biggest important city in the country and it is located in the north coast of the country, in the right bank of Douro River. It is considered by many people the capital of the North and it is located 300 km away from Lisbon, 600 km from Algarve and 50 km from Braga.

In 2012 Oporto was considered the european destination.

Climate
The climate in Oporto is mild, although it is a bit humid. The annual average temperature is 14.5 ºc.

How to arrive
You can arrive to Oporto by plane - the airport Francisco Sá Carneiro is only 11 km away from the historical city centre. If you prefer, you can come by train, since in Oporto there are 2 train stations: S. Bento e Campanhã.

World Heritage
In 1996, Oporto was declared World Heritage by UNESCO, thanks to the extraordinary beauty of its landscapes, as well as to the greatness of its monuments and to the richness of its history.

Due to all these characteristics, Oporto is one of the most visited historical cities in Portugal.

In fact, Oporto is the responsible for the name of Portugal and for the world wide appreciated Port Wine, whose production area is also a World Heritage, since 2001.

The gastronomy is very appreciated as well, essentially the following dishes: tripas à moda do Porto, francesinha and bacalhau à Gomes de Sá.

Links
If you wish to know Oporto and its surrounding area better, not forgetting its monuments and cultural events, we advise you to consult the following addresses:
Comments

marta araujo (Rio Tinto (PT); 2011-12-26)
O que gostei mais foi da simpatia e atendimento e do quarto e limpeza

huib van duin (voorschoten, NL)
lokatie in Porto aan mooi plein

Juan García (Toledo, ES)
The location is excellent. It is placed in a very quiet street, and very close to some excellent night fun places. The front desk was very helpful regarding information of places to see, places to eat. They have a computer available for free for all guests (The first 30 minutes) which is just enough to read the email. I've never found a place that offers this kind of stuff for free! Besides that computer, WiFi was also available in the room, also for free all day long. The room, it was simple but very clean and pleasant. This is a very nice place to stay the night! There is a very big and nice garden that you can see and go. For last, I had a very nice time playing with the table tennis with a very nice French couple :)