The city of Porto, built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro river, is an outstanding urban landscape with a 2,000-year history.
With its bell towers that stand out on the hilly landscape, the baroque churches, the medieval buildings and the art-deco buildings that follow one after the other, visiting Porto is like living a fairy tale. Portugal owes its name to this splendid city, one of the oldest in Europe.
The historic center is Medieval and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The old town is organized around the popular Ribeira district, very lively especially at night, thanks to the numerous bars and restaurants.
The center of Porto is made up of numerous buildings built close to a rocky wall overlooking the Dom Luis I bridge on the Douro river, whose adjacent riverside (Cais da Ribeira) has been the center of Porto's commercial activities since medieval times.
Going up from the Ribeira square we find the districts of Sé (Cathedral), São Nicolau, Vitória and Miragaia.