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Portugal

Porto is a historic and varied city, from the warren of narrow streets that make up the ancient Ribeira district through to the grand plaza of the Trindade district. The region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored and matured in the vast cellars that stretch along the banks of the Douro River. The Ribeira District is the oldest of the city, a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, ancient houses and bags of character with lively restaurants at nights.

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When to visit

Summer (June to August) is peak season, with open-air festivals, beach days and alfresco dining. Spring or autumn offer mild temperatures, few crowds and cheaper rates, but be prepared for showers. Winter is pretty quiet with possibility of rain, but as Porto is a major city, all restaurants, bars and hotels remain open.

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Official language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro
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