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Porto Best Destination 2014

Established since the 12th Century, Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe. Its climate is mild with both Atlantic and Mediterranean characteristics. The city of Porto, known as Cidade Invicta (invincible city), is the second largest in Portugal.
Due to the many historical buildings and urban mesh of Porto’s historical centre, it was designated World Cultural Heritage in 1996.
Architectural buildings accompany the urban renovation process of this city giving valuable testimony to its history and modernity.
Divided between the river Douro and the Atlantic Ocean, is a coastal city that boasts of poetic sunsets where the eyes absorb and the soul savours.
Downtown, you’ll find yourself in Porto’s busiest commercial area, where typical and alternative products are sold along side prestigious designer brands.

SIGHTSEEING TOURS
www.portotours.com

Whether it is by foot, bus, train or boat, there is always a way of getting to know the city at your own pace. Travel through Porto and feel close the heart of this urban centre.




 
 
FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto CIB - International Council for Building NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto NRC - CNRC - National Research Council Canada RILEM - International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures ASTM - Standards Worldwide CIB - International Council for Building NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology