A symbol of Portugal’s illustrious wine making heritage and a captivating swirl of medieval, Baroque and 19th century grandeur, Porto makes her stately home at the end of the mighty Douro River. An ancient city birthed from a confluence of Celtic and Roman cultures, Porto abounds with alluring charms, from the historic Port lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia and the series of elegant bridges that traverse the Douro, to ornate cathedrals and sloping cobblestone neighborhoods with colorfully tiled facades. A vibrant community and inviting must see districts make Porto one of Europe’s most unexpected urban gems, just waiting to be explored.
São Bento Railway Station
A 20th century jewel box of design in Porto’s historic center, São Bento Railway Station is not only the city’s central railway station but one of its most stunning artistic triumphs. Imagined by architect José Marques da Silva, the heart of the three-level