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Porto or Oporto (as it’s known in Portuguese) is the country’s second largest city and the capital of the charming Norte region (Northern Portugal) and was chosen as 2001’s European capital of culture by the UN. Due to Portugal’s position on the outskirts of Europe, it receives fewer tourists and the hospitable locals are an added bonus to the wonderful climate and beautiful beaches.

Porto’s ancient roots have been well-preserved, while the lively economy has given birth to a comfortable, modern side that compliments the traditional charm of the region. The city has many of the same things as other major European cities such as decent museums, concert halls, theatres and libraries, however it is the quaint feeling it emanates, that cannot be duplicated. Even though the city has undergone major renovations over the last 15 years, the charm and character of the old quarter has definitely not diminished. In fact Porto is a great resource for viewing several well-preserved examples of medieval architecture.

Porto is a dream come true for wine connoisseurs too, as the world famous Port wines are cultivated and prepared in the nearby region of Douro. Portugal is definitely a culinary country and Portuguese cuisine offers some of the most delicious seafood dishes thanks to the neighboring Atlantic Ocean. Here at redtag.ca we have your cheap flights, tour packages and comprehensive hotel listings for Porto, Portugal.

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