Porto is one of the most ancient European cities.
One of the its most significant aspects is its
historical centre and its surrounding landscape,
the steep river banks providing a dramatic
setting for old town.
Guimarães has a significant historical importance
due to the role it played in the foundation of Portugal.
The city is referred to as the
"birthplace of the Portuguese nationality"
or "the cradle city" because it is widely believed that
Portugal's first King, Afonso Henriques,
was born in Guimaraes.
Built more than 2,000 years ago,
“Bracara Augusta” was, as the name indicates,
founded by Augustus Emperor.
Braga it was located on one of the main
Roman roads in the Iberian Peninsula.
Is situated in the rich agricultural lands of
the Minho region, the northern section
of the country which is responsible for the
grapes of the vinho verde, the young
semi-sparkling ‘green’ wine unique to Portugal.
90 miles upriver from Porto, Douro Valley is Portugal’s top
Wine region, set in a unique scenery of this magnificent river
flanked by vineyards all along. There are different
ways to get there: on the road, by train and even on a sailing boat.
None will leave you indifferent.