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For the drink of the same name see Porto and for the football club, Football Club Porto (Porto in Portuguese [ˈpoɾtu]) is the most important city in Portugal, after Lisbon. It had 297 559 inhabitants in 2011. They outline the central core of the city of Porto, the subregion of Greater Porto, and more broadly the Metropolitan Area of Porto, which forms its metropolitan area of 2 959 045 inhabitants. [Citation needed ] It is located in the north of the country, on the right bank of the Duero at its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the seat of the homonymous district, in the Northern Region of Portugal.
The municipality of Porto has 15 freguesias (equivalent to parishes or neighborhoods). It borders to the north with Matosinhos and Maia, to the east with Gondomar, to the south with the Duero river and Vila Nova de Gaia, and to the west with the Atlantic.
Like many European cities, Porto is an ancient city that has extensive historical heritage, although during the last decades it has undergone extensive modernization. It has the longest metro in Portugal, which covers not only the Center, but also areas of its metropolitan area such as Senhora da Hora or Maia. In addition, the Sá Carneiro International Airport has recently been expanded to allow a capacity of 16 million passengers per year.
Since ancient times there is a rivalry between Lisbon and Porto. They say that this city has a certain British air, since English wine merchants settled here. The popular saying goes that «Lisbon has fun, Coimbra studies, Braga prays and Porto works».
Its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1996. Other tourist-cultural attractions are the Clérigos tower, made by Nicolau Nasoni, the Casa da Música and the Serralves Foundation, dedicated to contemporary art, and that is the most visited museum in Portugal. On the southern bank of the Douro River are the famous wine cellars, although it no longer belongs to the municipality of Porto but to Vila Nova de Gaia. It is about 140 km from the Spanish border with Galicia, which can be crossed by highway.
Both the country and the port wine owe their names to the city, which in turn means "the port." Because of its cultural, demographic and industrial strength, it is considered the "Capital of the North" of Portugal.
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The district of Porto (in Portuguese: Distrito do Porto) is one of the eighteen districts that, together with Madeira and Azores, form Portugal. With capital in the city of the same name, it borders to the north with Braga, to the east with Vila Real, to the south with Viseu and Aveiro, and to the west with the Atlantic Ocean.
It corresponds to the nucleus of the traditional province of Douro Litoral. Area: 2331.69 km² (17th largest Portuguese district). Resident population (2011): 1 817 172 rooms Population density: 779.33 inhabitants / km².
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The cathedral of Porto (in Portuguese, Sé do Porto), is the episcopal seat of the diocese of Porto, in Portugal. It is located in the heart of the historical center of the city and is one of its main and oldest monuments.
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Miragaia is a Portuguese freguesia belonging to the municipality of Porto. It has an area of 0.49km² and a total population of 2 810 inhabitants (2001). The population density amounts to 5,734.7hab / km².
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Santo Ildefonso (Porto)
Santo Ildefonso is a Portuguese freguesia belonging to the municipality of Porto. It has an area of 1.28 km² and a total population of 10 044 inhabitants (2001). The population density amounts to 7 846.9 inhabitants / km².
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São Nicolau (Porto)
São Nicolau is a Portuguese freguesia belonging to the municipality of Porto. It has an area of 0.21 km² and a total population of 2 937 inhabitants (2001). The population density amounts to 13 985.7 inhabitants / km².
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I know (Porto)
Sé is a Portuguese freguesia belonging to the municipality of Porto. It has an area of 0.48 km² and a total population of 4 751 inhabitants (2001). The population density amounts to 9,897.9 inhabitants / km².
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Vitória is a Portuguese freguesia belonging to the municipality of Porto. It has an area of 0.31 km² and a total population of 2 720 inhabitants (2001). The population density amounts to 8,774.2 inhabitants / km².
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Porto historical center
The city of Porto, built on the hills that dominate the mouth of the Duero River, is an example of an urban landscape with more than ten centuries of history. Its continuous growth, always linked to the sea (hence its name, its port was the main equipment that encouraged the development of the city) can be seen in numerous monuments, from the Cathedral with its Romanesque choir, to the neoclassical Palacio de la Bolsa or to the typically Portuguese church of Santa Clara, in Manueline style.
The historic center of Porto was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1996 The city walls are also included in this denomination.
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Soares dos Reis National Museum
The National Museum of Soares dos Reis is located in Porto (Porto in Portuguese), the second largest Portuguese city in town and the most important city in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula and is the oldest museum in the country. It is an almost entirely Portuguese art museum, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. Its name is due to the famous sculptor António Soares dos Reis.
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The Lello Bookstore (in Portuguese: Livraria Lello), also known as Lello and Irmão Bookstore (Livraria Lello and Irmão) or Chardron Bookstore (Livraria Chardron), is a bookstore located in the historic center of the city of Porto, Portugal. It is located on Rua das Carmelitas 144, near the Clérigos Tower (a baroque art bell tower, built by Nicolau Nasoni).
Due to its historical and artistic value, the bookstore has been recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world by various personalities and entities, cases of the Spanish writer Enrique Vila-Matas, the British newspaper The Guardian and the Australian editor of guides Lonely Planet travel.
It has become a major tourist attraction - in 2018 it received a million visitors - because its interior decoration inspired J.K. Rowling for his saga about Harry Potter.
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Porto-São Bento station
The Porto-São Bento Train Station (in Portuguese, Estação Ferroviária de Porto-São Bento) is a railway station located in the Praça de Almeida Garrett, in the city of Porto, Portugal, this station is especially known for its panels tiles.
Although the first train arrived on November 7, 1896, the station was only officially opened in 1916. The building, of French influence, is one of the most important artistic works of the early twentieth century, is by the architect José Marques da Silva and its atrium is lined with twenty thousand tiles (551 square meters) with historical representations of the Northern Country of the painter Jorge Colaço installed between 1905 and 1906.
Among other topics, we can see:
The battle of Valdevez;
Egas Moniz with his children and King Alfonso VII of León and Castilla in the 12th century;
The entrance of King Juan I and Felipa de Lancaster, in Porto
The conquest of Ceuta in 1415;
Life in the countryside;
A colored frieze is dedicated to the development of transport in Portugal, concluding with the opening of the railways
Headquarters of the CP Urbanos do Porto, business unit of the company Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses, responsible for providing the urban passenger transport service in the region.
The São Bento Train Station is considered by several sites and magazines as one of the most beautiful train stations in Europe and in the World.
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Church of San Ildefonso (Porto)
The church of San Ildefonso (in Portuguese, Igreja de Santo Ildefonso) is a religious building in Porto (Praça da Batalha), Portugal, its construction began in 1709 and finished in 1730 (initially without bell towers), later in 1739 the Two bell towers
The ship is polygonal in baroque style. It has two bell towers. The cornices are topped on each side by sphere and fantasy pediments.
Inside, it is noteworthy, eight beautiful stained glass windows by Maestro Isolino Vaz, dated 1967; two screens (5,80x4,30 meters) painted by Domingos Teixeira Barreto, between 1785 and 1792; in the choir, a beautiful pipe organ, from 1811 and the 1745 Baroque and Rococo altarpiece, designed by Nicolau Nasoni and installed and built by the architect Miguel Francisco da Silva.
On the facade, the walls are decorated with 11,000 tiles by Jorge Colaça (1931), with scenes from the life of San Ildefonso and allegories of the Eucharist.
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University of Porto
The University of Porto (Universidade do Porto, in Portuguese) is a public higher education institution based in the city of Porto, founded on March 22, 1911 by decree of the Provisonal Government of the Republic, but with origins dating back to century XVIII. The University of Porto is currently the largest Portuguese university, in number of students, faculties and courses.
It is the best university in Portugal and is among the 300 best universities in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
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The Walls of Porto (in Portuguese: Muralhas do Porto) are the fortifications that protected and surrounded the city of Porto, Portugal. This city had two defensive walls. The oldest and smallest, the Primitive Wall, (Primitive Wall), also called Near Old, (Near Velha), Romanesque Wall, (Roman Wall) or Sueva Wall, (Swedish Wall), is of Roman origin of the third century. The second, called Fernandine Walls, (Fernandine Walls), Gothic Walls, (Gothic Walls) or Cerca Nueva, (Near Nova), are from the 14th century, started to be built by King Alfonso IV of Portugal and completed during Fernando's reign I, from whom they take the name. Both walls are part of the whole of the Historic Center of Porto, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
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Porto Episcopal Palace
The Episcopal Palace of Porto (in Portuguese: Paço Episcopal do Porto) is the former residence of the bishops of Porto, in Portugal. The palace is located at a high altitude, near the cathedral of Porto, and dominates the city skyline. It is part of the historic center of Porto, designated a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1996. The palace is a great exponent of the city's civil architecture, of the Baroque and Rococo styles.
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São João Novo Palace
The São João Novo Palace is a Baroque-style building, built at the end of the 18th century, by mandate of Pedro da Costa Lima, a public official of Porto for his family's residence. After the death of its first owner, it was inhabited by some illustrious families of the city.
The palace project is attributed to the architect of Italian origin, Nicolau Nasoni. The building was built on the Fernandine Walls.
In the 1809 French invasion of Porto, the palace was occupied by the Napoleonic Army.
Years later in the Liberal Wars it was used as a military hospital, during the Siege of Porto. After the war was over, the building was returned to its owners.
He currently belongs to the Board of the Province of Douro Litoral, which in 1945 took advantage of the palace to install in it, the Museum of Ethnography and History.
In 1984 there was a fire that destroyed its interior. Due to its current state of degradation the palace has been closed since 1992.