Porto City Breaks
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Porto is a historical and cultural centre that is full of intrigue and charm. It is the second largest city in Portugal, behind Lisbon, and is known to the British as Oporto. Set on a striking hillside beside the Atlantic Coast with stunning views and miles of sandy beaches. It is one of the oldest European cities, originally being used as an outpost for the Roman Empire.
Porto CathedralOriginating in the 12th century, this landmark cathedral looks more like a fortress, sitting atop a maze of winding city streets. Be sure to marvel at the beautiful azulejos, depicting biblical scenes and the exquisite altarpiece, made of pure silver.
Dom Luis BridgePorto's iconic bridge once held the title for the longest iron arch in the world and was built by Gustave Eiffel before the construction of the famous Eiffel Tower. It offers spectacular views across the city and the nearby Vila Nova de Gaia area.
São Francisco ChurchOrdinary from the outside but extraordinary inside, this 14th century mixture of Gothic and Baroque styles is one of the most lavishly decorated churches in Europe with an estimated 400kg of gold adorning the interior!
RibieraWith a colourful array of ancient houses, medieval architecture and a beautiful riverfront square, this fascinating area of the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a great place to relax and take in Porto's great atmosphere.
São Bento StationThis historical station is widely recognised as one of the world's most beautiful railway stations with over 20,000 hand painted ceramic tiles depicting historic events and landscapes - they took artist Jorge Colaço a staggering 11 years to complete.
Serralves MuseumA world-class museum showcasing some of the most cutting-edge, contemporary artwork in the world. Set among 18 hectares of parks and farmland which are worth a visit in their own right, the Serralves is definitely a must-see.