Located at the Douro River estuary, Porto is Portugal’s second-largest city, with a metropolitan area extending over 2,395 km2 (925 sq mi). Despite the impressive size of the city’s extended area, the city centre is much more compact, covering only 41.42 km2, which is perfect for visiting.

Porto’s history goes far back, far beyond Portugal itself, to one of the first Celtic establishments in the Iberian Peninsula. Having had a central role in Portuguese history throughout the centuries, Porto is, to this day, a symbol of liberal determination and progressive vision.

Despite its UNESCO World Heritage status, Porto keeps moving to the pace of modern life. Welcome to a vibrant European city where history inspires innovative stories, where world-class research finds sustainable ways to highlight nature and where tradition fuels creativity. Welcome to the award-winning Porto City.

More info: visitporto.travel

Porto Travel Guide: introducingporto

Porto in photos: istockphoto