Porto is a terrific mix of the medieval and the modern side by side - via Telegraph India News 10.08.2014 | The Romans called it Portus, the locals, Porto and the English, Oporto. Call this city by any name, and it would still be as beautiful, situated as it is at the mouth of the Douro River flowing into the Atlantic in northern Portugal. Photo: A picturesque waterfront view of the double-decker Dom Luis Bridge over the Douro River.
Porto (also known as Oporto) is the second biggest City in Portugal, part of the regiao Norte and considers itself the secret capital of the country. The architecture of the city is breathtaking, starting from the bridges, like Ponte Dom Louis I on the right. The Douro river flows through the city and enters the Atlantic ocean at Foz do Douro. And of course, here is the home of Port Wine!