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Porto

When was the last time you had a good break from your tiring work? When was the last time you brought your family to another country to enjoy a remarkable holiday vacation? Well, if you could not remember the answers to those questions, it is about time you take time to relax with your loved ones. Portugal is one of the best tourist destinations in the European region where you can enjoy quality time with your family. If you are looking for last minute holidays, Portugal is the answer. You can do so many exciting things here as it has a number of historical places and breathtaking scenic spots!

The North's most important city, called Portus-Cale by the Romans, provide its name to the world-famous wine...Porto. Situated on the steep northern bank of the Douro Porto became an important commercial city; Suburbs include for instance Vila Nova de Gaia, located on the southern bank of the Douro and the principal site of the region's famed wine storage warehouses. On the right side of  the river you can find a charming city whith medieval quarters, Gothic steeples, Baroque spirals, handsome wooden boats, and lively outdoor markets ready to be tasted like a fine tawny Port.

Here you have plenty of monuments to see: the 18th century Torre dos Clérigos (Tower of the Clerics), a granite structure 246ft high. However, let us suggest the Porto Sé (Cathedral).

Unesco's decision was mainly influenced by the quality of the urban and social renovation works, especially those supporting the local population and boosting cultural and sport events, which have been sucessfully introduced throughout the area now classified as world heritage.

The Porto Sé (Cathedral)  is a building of roman structure that dates from the 12th and 13th centuries, which suffered great changes during the Baroque. Outside it still maintains the looks of a fortress church with batlements. Consisting of 150 cult ornaments( as one can see on the photos below), adornments, silverware and liturgical books of the 14th to centuries, the treasure of the Porto Sé is worthy of mention...so, what are you waiting for?!

Portugal: travel around and find out the essence of the Land!