Friday May 29, 2020

Porto’s pleasure cruise

Portugal’s second-largest city offers historical and gastronomic delights, and acts as a gateway to the spectacular Duoro Valley, writes Sara Keating

10th July, 2010

The city of Porto sits at the open mouth of the Duoro river, the fertile banks of which provide the rich soil that anchors the best of Portuguese and Spanish wine.

Known throughout the English speaking world as Oporto (an 18th-century misnomer that stuck), Porto is also the home of port wine, with its famed production houses lining the left-hand side of the city���s riverbank.

Port is also an accident of the city’s English-speaking...

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