The city of Oporto, built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro river, is an outstanding urban landscape ... More
Historic Centre of Oporto
The city of Oporto, built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro river, is an outstanding urban landscape with a 1,000-year history. Its continuous growth, linked to the sea (the Romans gave it the name Portus, or port), can be seen in the many and varied monuments, from the cathedral with its Romanesque choir, to the neoclassical Stock Exchange and the typically Portuguese Manueline-style Church of Santa Clara.
For me, the most beautiful city of Portugal. Its fantastic views over the Douro river, the old city centre with its innumerous monuments, the fast growing modern areas near Boavista and Antas, and the wonderful beachy areas in the Foz.
Riga was a major centre of the Hanseatic League, deriving its prosperity in the 13th15th centuries from the trade with
central and eastern Europe. The urban fabric of its medieval centre reflects this prosperity, though most of the earliest ...
Founded by German craftsmen and merchants known as the Saxons of Transylvania, Sighisoara is a fine example of a small,
fortified medieval town which played an important strategic and commercial role on the fringes of central Europe for several ...
This museum city, whose roots go back to Roman times, reached its golden age in the 15th century, when it
became the residence of the Portuguese kings. Its unique quality stems from the whitewashed houses decorated with azulejos and ...