Home of the famous Port wine and Portugal’s second largest city, Oporto is situated on the banks of the Douro River and lies in the Costa Verde, a region steeped in history and ancient monuments with wide golden beaches and sprawling pine forests. Main attractions include its 12th century cathedral, the art museum containing some of Portugal’s finest masterpieces and the Stock Exchange with its impressive Moorish hall. Try a visit inland to the heart of the Costa Verde with visits to historic Braga and the shrine of Bom Jesus and also to Guimeres, the ancient capital and birthplace of the first king of Portugal.

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