Porto - FURTHER INFORMATION
Porto - Porto visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Porto' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Douro Litoral.
Porto (Oporto) is the second largest city in Portugal. Built on the Douro River estuary, the area has a long and rich history, being settled since Celtic times. This map shows a growing number of 360° panoramas taken around the city by various photographers, showing some of the sights and attractions.
Much of Porto lies on the northern banks of the Douro river. It has given it's name to the regions wines, port, for which it is world famous. For those visiting, Porto has many visitor attractions worthy of note, especially around the medieval Barredo quarter and Cathedral. There are several important church buildings, prime among which are 12th Century Roman Cathedral, the Baroque Clergymen Church and Tower, Carmo Church, the Romanesque Cedofeita Church and the medieval, Gothic church of S. Francisco.
Naturally as the producer of Port, Porto is home to the Port Wine Museum, housed in an 18th Century warehouse. Other museums in the city include the Romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha and Soares dos Reis National Museum.
Among the other buildings of interest are S. Bento Station, known for the large panels of tile pictures, the 18th Century, Baroque Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) and the 45m tall Ponte D. Luís I (D. Luís I Bridge) which crosses the river in the Ribeira district.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Plane: Sá Carneiro Airport, (IATA: OPO).
Train: São Bento Station with local and international trains connecting to Madrid and Paris.
Road: Porto is about 320km north of Lisbon and 75 km south of Viana do Castelo on the IC1. It is about 100km south of the border with Spain.