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Porto is the main travel destination in Portugal's Northern Portgual region, and travelers usually visit Porto to enjoy some great monuments, museums, and parks. Staying over at least a day or two in Porto is really worthwhile if you're traveling through Portugal. Porto's most well-known attractions include the Ribeira and Foz. There's a lot more great stuff to see and do in Porto, so be sure check out this Porto travel guide in more detail.
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Check out the botanic gardens, there are just lovely!  Go to a port winery for a tour and sample some vintage!  Have your camera ready when going over one of the bridges crossing the river, for some great snaps.
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Porto is not like any other city in Portugal due to it's english occupants back in the days which didn't just affect it's architecture!!
Once there make sure to make a trip along the riverside and taste as much wine as possible! If your travel arrangements fit make a cruise along the river Ouro(gold river where the great Porto wine is produced!!!)
Try to make it during the big festivities in the end of June you won't regret it!!!
The weather is almost always wet! Pack and umbrella and an overcoat! Try the sardinhas and eet it the Portuguese way the know better!
At night you will find great clubs along the river side that stay all night long!!!
If you like bridges that's the place to go!
Youth hostels are ok but try the small pansion better!
You can reach Porto through plane, car, train, bus or boat! The plane maybe faster but once you are in Portugal avoid the plane! TAP Portugal airline is expensive, always late and you will probably lose your things( talking from expierense) the train is good (if you are heading to Porto from Lisbon try the bus it's moreeeeeeeee comfortable)
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Port is named after Oporto since this is where wines shipped from the vienyards came down the Douro River on barges (barcos rabelas) to be blended into port. The idea was concocted by the British who added brandy to wine to stop it from spoiling during shipment and thus was born a totally different beverage. The British still control much of the trade in port to this day. The House of Sandeman is a good place to visit to learn about the process, to taste and to buy port. Also ask about where you can see some of the old barcos rabelas if you want a picture. 
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