Porto is a coastal town located in northwestern Portugal. It is famous for its imposing bridges and port production. In the medieval Ribeira (riverside), narrow cobblestone streets are lined with merchants' houses and cafes. The Church of Sao Francisco is renowned for its sumptuous Baroque decoration with gilded engraving dating from the 19th century, the Palacio da Bolsa former stock market, was built to impress potential European investors.
The Douro Valley
The vineyards of the Upper Douro Valley in Portugal produce two appellations of origin, Porto and Douro, in the north of the country, on both sides of the banks of Douro
Braga is a city in the north of Portugal, northeast of Porto. She is known for her heritage and religious events. To the east, the Bom Jesus do Monte complex has a neoclassical church, which stands at the top of an ornate staircase with 17 flights of steps. In the city center, the medieval cathedral of Braga houses a museum of sacred art and the Gothic style Chapel of Kings. The imposing Archbishop's Palace, overlooking the gardens of Santa Barbara, is nearby.