Port authority: Traveling to Portugal

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Rabelo boats on the waterfront

A cosmopolitan seafront city that was once the centre of Portugal’s Industrial Revolution, Porto is an accessible, welcoming and affordable destination

Billy Connolly once said that an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.

And for all its Unesco this and that, I defy anyone to stand upon the banks of the mighty, meandering Douro, on their first Porto morning, and look up at the trains gliding across the double-decked metal arch of Luís I Bridge and not think of the first moments of the video...

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