Porto, also known as ´Oporto´ is the 2nd largest city in Portugal. Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, it is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was Granted UNESCO status in 1996. Visit the medieval Ribeira (riverside) district, with narrow cobbled streets, fantastic architecture and lively bars and cafes and sample the many different Port Wine drinks. But if it is not the city life you want, then the region offers stunning scenery with mountains, castles and national parks. Northern Portugal has something to offer to everybody.