Tours starting in Oporto
Oporto is undoubtedly one of the oldest Portuguese cities, where its people are proud of it and of course one of the most sought after by tourists from around the world, having been considered the best European destination 3 times in 2012, 2014 and 2017. Its ancient architecture, culture, gastronomy, commerce, and of course its history.
Here was born the name of Portugal, “Cale”, as it was called this small village at the mouth of the Douro river that gave way to the port built by the Romans, later “Portus Cale”, which gave rise to “Portugal”.
Tours starting in Oporto, get to know this beautiful city, which in 1096 was used as an offer as King Alfonso VI of Castile offered Oporto to Henrique de Burgundy after marrying his daughter Teresa, thus giving birth to Condado Portucalense, however in 1383, the city of Oporto was involved in the struggle against the Castilians trying to reach Lisbon.
The city and its people supported the Grand Master of the Order of Avis, who would become King John I of Portugal, that later marries the “English” princess Filipa de Lencastre, and in the city his son was born, Infante Dom Henrique, “the Navegante”.
The Luiz I Bridge, designed by Théophile Seyrig, an engineer and student of Eiffel, built in 1886 with two platforms and its arch considered the largest forged arch in the world with 395 meters long and 8 meters wide, considered one of the most beautiful bridges.