When was the last time you
had a good break from your tiring work? When was the
last time you brought your family to another country to
enjoy a remarkable holiday vacation? Well, if you could
not remember the answers to those questions, it is about
time you take time to relax with your loved ones.
Portugal is one of the best tourist destinations in the
European region where you can enjoy quality time with
your family. If you are looking for
last minute holidays,
Portugal is the answer. You can do so many exciting
things here as it has a number of historical places and
breathtaking scenic spots!
most important city, called Portus-Cale by the Romans,
provide its name to the world-famous wine...Porto.
steep northern bank of the Douro
an important commercial city; Suburbs include for
instance Vila Nova de Gaia, located on the southern bank
of the Douro and the principal site of the region's
famed wine storage warehouses. On the right side of the
river you can find a charming city whith medieval
quarters, Gothic steeples, Baroque spirals, handsome
wooden boats, and lively outdoor markets ready to be
tasted like a fine tawny Port.
you have plenty of monuments to see: the 18th century
Torre dos Clérigos (Tower of the Clerics), a granite
structure 246ft high. However, let us suggest the Porto
decision was mainly influenced by the quality of the urban
and social renovation works, especially those supporting
the local population and boosting cultural and sport
events, which have been sucessfully introduced throughout
the area now classified as world heritage.
Porto Sé (Cathedral) is a building of roman
structure that dates from the 12th and 13th centuries,
which suffered great changes during the Baroque. Outside
it still maintains the looks of a fortress church with
batlements. Consisting of 150 cult ornaments( as one can
see on the photos below), adornments, silverware and
liturgical books of the 14th to centuries, the treasure of
the Porto Sé is worthy of mention...so, what are you