Author: Neil Lochery
ONE OF EUROPE’S EARLIEST CITIES, Porto became known throughout the world thanks to its wonderful wine. Rising from the steep slopes of the Douro – the river of gold – with picturesque squares, churches and houses with colorful tiled facades, its ancient name Portucale is at the origin of the name of our country: Portugal. Today, Porto is a vibrant commercial and cultural center that prides itself on its historic connections with the outside world.
An essential read from one of the most famous writers writing about Portugal, Porto: Gateway to the World uses the beautiful buildings and landmarks throughout the city to take the reader on a journey through its rich history from its origins to the modern era.