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The riverfront at the wineries  

The riverfront at the wineries

Porto

November 8th 2009
Leaving Salamanca for Portugal, we had good 4-lane roads most of the way. Crossing the border into Portugal, we drove over the mountains toward Lisbon, then headed North toward our destination, Porto, famous as the home of Port wine, and second largest city in the country. It was a fairly long drive (around 5 hours), but as we entered Porto, things went a little sideways for us. The city is bigger ... read more
Europe » Portugal » Northern » Porto

Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
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