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  1. 1. Why Porto is the best city in the world António Faria – Pág 1 /12 PORTO CITY Porto city is known as Invicta City. It is the city that gave the name to Portugal – since long time ago (200 b.C), when it was called Portus Cale, and after it become to be the capital of the Condado Portucalense (County of Portugal). It is also a city known worldwide for its wine, its bridges, ancient and contemporary architecture, and its historical center, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. "tripeiros" Legend The native of Porto are known as "tripeiros". According to the legend the Oporto people made sacrifices to support the preparation of armed for the conquest of Ceuta in 1415: it is said that they offered the expedition all the meat available, just getting the guts. That’s why the traditional dish of the city is still, today, the "tripas à moda do Porto" (guts in the Porto way). Made the introduction, let's get down to business To visit Porto is not good to go with an empty stomach, so we need to eat one of the best sandwiches in the world: the Porto Francesinha Coffee Santiago (Café Santiago) Obligatory visit to eat the Francesinha next to Oporto Coliseum. Don’t go in shows day, otherwise it will be crowed. Rua Passos Manuel 226 - Telephone 222 055 797 http://caferestaurantesantiago.com.pt/pt
  2. 2. Why Porto is the best city in the world António Faria – Pág 2 /12 Coffee Majestic After a Francesinha is better take a coffee and nothing better than the most beautiful and representative examples of Nouveau Art in Porto city. The building, established in 1916 is in the corner between Santa Catarina and Passos Manuel streets. Rua Santa Catarina, 112-4000-442 PORTO http://www.cafemajestic.com/ Lello Bookshop - Livraria Lello Considered an ex libris of Porto, Livraria Lello e Irmão was voted the third most beautiful in the world. The building was opened in 1906. Rua das Carmelitas 144 Telephone 222 002 037 https://plus.google.com/102116284928361174566/about?gl=pt&hl=pt-PT
  3. 3. Why Porto is the best city in the world António Faria – Pág 3 /12 São Bento Train station: It is one of the most beautiful spots of Porto. Inside is decorated with more than 20.00 tiles that form distinct images. Some represent the arrival of the first train, others medieval contest. Praça Almeida Garrett http://www.guiadacidade.pt/pt/poin-estacao-de-sao-bento-70204 Bolhão Market Works since 1914, has several floors and there they sells meat, vegetables, flowers and other items. Even though you don’t buy anything, it is interesting to visit, once the stores retain its old appearance. Rua Fernandes Tomás, 4000-214 Porto http://www.guiadacidade.pt/pt/poi-mercado-do-bolhao-21148
  4. 4. Why Porto is the best city in the world António Faria – Pág 4 /12 Music House The strange design was work of Rem Koolhaas, a Dutch architect. Nowadays it is an icon of the city, so you cannot lose it. Avenida da Boavista 604, 4149-071 Porto http://www.casadamusica.com/ Stock Exchange Palace The Stock Exchange Palace, or Palace of Porto Commercial Association, is a national monument, built between 1842 and 1891. The Arab Hall holds the biggest highlight of all the rooms in the house because of the nineteenth century stucco labeled with gold and Arabic characters that fill the walls and ceiling of the room. Rua Ferreira Borges s/n, 4050-253 Porto http://www.palaciodabolsa.pt/
  5. 5. Why Porto is the best city in the world António Faria – Pág 5 /12 Clérigos Tower The ex libris of the Porto city, this bell tower is part of the Clérigos Church built between 1754 and 1763 from Nicolau Nasoni project. Rua Senhor Filipe de Nery, 4050-546 Porto http://www.torredosclerigos.pt/pt/ Old Relationship Chain (Porto) - Museum of Photography Is the building where it is installed the Portuguese Center of Photography, also known as "Relation Chain" started to be built in 1767. Campo Mártires da Pátria - 4050-368 Porto http://www.cpf.pt/
  6. 6. Why Porto is the best city in the world António Faria – Pág 6 /12 Serralves Foundation - Contemporary Art Museum Serralves Foundation is localized in Serralves Park, and th is the Contemporary Art Museum and the Serralves House. Rua Dom João de Castro 210, 4150-417 Lordelo do Ouro http://www.serralves.pt/pt/ The Bridges of Porto - Cruise Do not miss a trip on the Rabelo boat, along Oporto riverfront and Gaia. This cruise takes approximately 50 minutes, admiring the six bridges that cross the River Douro. Ribeira do Porto http://www.douro.com.pt/pt/cruzeiros-douro/porto-seis-pontes.aspx
  7. 7. Why Porto is the best city in the world António Faria – Pág 7 /12 House of Infante - Ribeira Today is a little museum with archaeological pieces. If you are passing by Ribeira, you can go visit it, and it will not occupy much time to see it completely. Rua Alfândega 10, 4050-029 Porto http://www.portoxxi.com/cultura/ver_edificio.php?id=62 Wall of Bacalhoeiros - Ribeira It is the continuation of the Ferdinand Wall and one of the best places to get a privileged view of the two banks of Douro River. Muro dos bacalhoeiros - 4050 Porto http://www.portoturismo.pt/visitar/paginas/descobrir/DetalhesPOI.aspx?POI=652#.UZYcXKLv Fpo
  8. 8. Why Porto is the best city in the world António Faria – Pág 8 /12 Port Wine Cellars – Vila Nova de Gaia Port wine is a natural and fortified wine, produced exclusively from grapes from the Douro region in the north of Portugal, about 100 miles east of Porto. Although produced with grapes from the Douro and stored in the cellars Vila Nova de Gaia, this alcoholic beverage became known as "port wine" from the second half of the seventeenth century to be exported around the world from this city. Ribeira de Vila Nova de Gaia http://www.cavesvinhodoporto.com/ Gaia Lifts The lift connects the upper and downtown of Gaia, in just 5 minutes. The terminals are located at Cais de Gaia on downtown and in upper town near the Garden of the Hill and the Subway Jardim do Morro. This trip offers a magnificent view of Porto, the Douro River and its bridges and the Port wine cellars. Ribeira de Vila Nova de Gaia http://www.gaiacablecar.com/
  9. 9. Why Porto is the best city in the world António Faria – Pág 9 /12 Ribeira Pier Situated in the historic center of Porto, Ribeira Square, next to the pier with the same name, is the oldest city squares, already mentioned in charters/letters in 1389. Praça da Ribeira http://www.guiadacidade.pt/pt/poi-cais-da-ribeira-porto-15385 Santa Catarina Street The Santa Catarina Street is situated in the St. Ildefonso and Bonfim neighborhood of Porto, in Portugal. It is the most commercial artery of Porto downtown; much of it is now being closed to traffic and reserved for pedestrians only.
  10. 10. Why Porto is the best city in the world António Faria – Pág 10 /12 S. João National Theatre Real Theatre of São João, nicknamed in honor of the Regent Prince at that time, the future King John VI. Was built on the Italian architect project and set designer Vincenzo Mazzoneschi. Officially opened on May 13, 1798, Praça da Batalha, 4000-102 Sé, Porto http://www.tnsj.pt/home/index.php Funicular of Guindais Built in 1891, was fully recovered, after a century of inactivity. More than just a means of transportation, Guindais Funicular is an excellent opportunity to make a Tourist tour between two monumental zones in the city. Av. Gustavo Eiffel, 4050-297 Porto http://www.visitporto.travel/visitar/paginas/descobrir/DetalhesCircuito.aspx?Circuito=52&Are aType=1&Area=-2#.UZZZ_6LvFpo
  11. 11. Why Porto is the best city in the world António Faria – Pág 11 /12 Travel tram – Line 1 It runs between Infante stop, near the S. Francis Church and Paseo Alegre in Foz. In the middle receives and leaves passengers in the stops: Customs, Massarelos, Bicalho, Arrábida Bridge, secil, Gas, river, D. Leonor and Cantareira. http://www.stcp.pt/fotos/conteudos/desdobravel_porto_tram_city_tour_1668994729516421 5a46064.pdf Allies Avenue It is the center and heart of Porto. It is the place by excellence where the portuenses (people from Porto) go to celebrate special occasions. On top of this avenue there is the Porto City Council, the project started in 1920. http://www.visitporto.travel/visitar/paginas/descobrir/DetalhesPOI.aspx?POI=1959#.UZZerKLv Fpo
  12. 12. Why Porto is the best city in the world António Faria – Pág 12 /12 Dragon stadium Situated on the eastern city of Porto, Estádio do Dragão - Porto Football Club is one of the symbols, not only the sport, but also the culture of this city. Estádio do Dragão, Piso 3, Nascente, 4350-415 Porto http://www.fcporto.pt/Clube/Infraestruturas/EstadioDragao/estadiodragao.asp "Porto is not strictly speaking a city: it is a family. When the harm affects, all feel with the same intensity; when they want something, all the while wishing it. The Porto people are so jealous of the integrity of their city, as the Portuguese in general are with the nation. " João Chagas Portuguese writer A hug, a good trip and a nice stay António Faria