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Porto is one of the oldest cities in Europe and is known for its splendid cathedral, stunning concert halls, and thriving São João Festival. The city is also internationally acclaimed for its sweet Port wine (Vinho do Porto), a fortified wine originating from the scenic Douro Valley further west.
Spend some time in one of the most lavish cafés in the world, the Majestic Café, and enjoy its wonderful delicacies and fabulous Belle Epoque style interior. Opened in 1921, this unique establishment is the perfect example of Art Nouveau architecture and has attracted many notable figures over the years, from the Portuguese philosopher Leonardo Coimbra to the British Harry Potter author and former Portuguese resident J. K. Rowling.
One of the best known wine cellars is at Taylor's Port, where you can learn about the heritage of Port Wine, sample some of the olive oil originating from the Douro Valley, dine at the elegant Barão de Fladgate restaurant, and sample three of the finest port wines produced here. You can also explore the Ferreira and Ramos Pinto cellars on Avenida Ramos Pinto, or enjoy a luxury private wine tour and explore several cellars via private transport.
The oldest surviving building in the city, Porto Cathedral, has overlooked the city since the Middle Ages, although the present structure dates back to the 18th century. The landmark is known for its unique Baroque, Romanesque and Gothic architectural combination, and was where the influential 15th-century Portuguese discoverer Henry the Navigator (Henrique, o Navegador) was baptized.
The impressive Dom Luís I Bridge is one of the longest metal arch bridges in the worlds, linking Porto with the ancient city of Vila Nova de Gaia. Opened in 1886 and now 385 metres in length, this landmark is certainly one of Porto's great focal points and is now protected as a Portuguese Property of Public Interest.
Hire a car or take a train or bus to the breathtaking Douro Valley and explore its beautiful vineyards and lush green valleys. You can even explore the full 200 kilometre river route all the way up to the Spanish border if you have the time, while visiting its unspoilt wine-producing villages such as Barcos, Provesende and Favaios. If you're looking for some beach time in the warmer months, however, head to the pristine Praia de Esmoriz beach or visit the plush resort of Espinho.
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|Food and drinks||Prices average|
|Beer (0.5 litre)||£1.00|
|Meal at McDonald's||£5.00|
|Water (0.33 litre)||£1.00|
|One way tube ticket||£1.00|
|Taxi starting price (normal tariff)||£3.00|
|1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M,...)||£27.00|
|1 pair of jeans (Levi's 501 or similar)||£71.00|
|Average monthly disposable salary (net)||£725.00|