The District of Porto covers the valley of the Duero River in its lower reaches to the mouth into the Atlantic. It is dominated by two cities facing each other, Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.
Porto is the second largest city in Portugal, which thanks to its climate, picturesque buildings and beautiful churches attracts more and more tourists every year. On the coast, dozens of restaurants fill the crowd until late in the evening, and one of the city's biggest attractions is the Lello Art Nouveau bookstore.
In front of Porto, on the other side of the Duero and the impressive Louis I Bridge lies Vila Nova de Gaia with its vineyards and wine warehouses. On the coast, you can not only taste, but also buy noble wines, and admire the buildings of Porto from the viewpoints.
Above the cities in the Duero Valley, the land of vineyards begins, which you can visit during organized trips or by your own means of transport. Cruise ships on the Duero and kayaking are also popular.
The Porto coast is primarily sandy, well-developed beaches with dunes limiting them from the land side. The most popular resorts are Vila do Conde and Póvoa de Varzim.