Leixões (Porto), Portugal

Leixões (Porto), Portugal

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The Unvanquished City

At the mouth of the Rio Douro lies the city of Porto, known mostly for its port wine trade.

With origins dating back to the 5th century, there is plenty to see in this town that was named European Capital of Culture in 2001. Stroll the Ribeira neighborhood along the river, explore the Cathedral area, or tour the port lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia across the river.

Savoring a taste of tawny port, tripe, and seafood while here is highly recommended.

 

 

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RIBEIRA QUARTER

RIBEIRA QUARTER

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RIBEIRA QUARTER

RIBEIRA QUARTER

Sometimes called the soul of Porto, this medieval district sits on the banks of the River Douro and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dozens of cafes, restaurants, and bars are tucked beneath medieval arches, making it the perfect place for a snack or refreshing beverage.

PALÁCIO DA BOLSA

PALÁCIO DA BOLSA

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PALÁCIO DA BOLSA

PALÁCIO DA BOLSA

A former stock exchange, this neoclassical wonder features ornate decorations and beautiful skylights. The interior, completed in 1910, was magnificently decorated by several artists. Other features include stained glass windows and a large metallic octagonal dome covering a central courtyard.

SÃO FRANCISCO CHURCH

SÃO FRANCISCO CHURCH

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SÃO FRANCISCO CHURCH

SÃO FRANCISCO CHURCH

Located next to the Palácio da Bolsa, this Baroque church is considered one of the most lavish in all of Europe. Step inside and marvel at the pure gold, carved interior. The church is considered part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ribeira Quarter.

Leixões (Porto), Portugal At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 41°10'22.22"N 8°42'28.85"W
Size: 41.42 KM2 (15.99 MI2)
Population: 237,584
Density: 5,736 Pop/KM2 (2,215 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +351

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