Porto is a welcoming and historic city which gave its name to Portugal.
Whoever visits Porto for the first time immediately feels the characteristic pulse of a city that is not just the regional capital of northern Portugal, but also the main trading centre of the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula. Traditionally known for the Port Wine trade, the region currently hosts a large part of Portuguese industry. The beauty of its historic centre, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in combination with the modern buildings designed by acclaimed names in architecture like Siza Vieira, Souto Moura and Rem Koolhaas, confers special enchantment on the city of Porto.
The agreeable atmosphere, excellent cuisine, and a range of culture and leisure activities at competitive prices make it one of Europe’s preferred destinations.