Porto Gateway to the World

ISBN: 9781448217922
Published: 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Version: Paperback

 One of the oldest cities in Europe, Porto is recognised the world over for its wonderful Port wine. Rising from the steep banks of the Douro (the river of gold) with picturesque pracas, churches and houses with colourfully tiled facades. Its ancient name Portucale forms the origin of the country - Portugal.  Today, Porto is a vibrant commercial and cultural centre that is proud of its historic links to the outside world.  

'I fell in love with Porto and I love it still....The city's spectacular bridges, its vertiginous riverbanks, steep with ancient buildings, the old port houses, the wide squares: I was entranced by them all' J.K. Rowling

Porto: Gateway to the World is an essential read from one of the world's foremost writers on Portugal. The author uses the beautiful buildings and landmarks across the city to take the reader on a journey through its rich history, from its origins right up to the present day.

 

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