Friday, June 07, 2013

Porto - PORTUGAL - UNESCO #755

This postcard shows another view from the wonderful city of Porto (or Oporto), the Aliados Avenue that end in the City Hall Building with the Clérigos Tower, right in the heart of the city. It was sent by my good friend Ana, another recent postcrosser (I dragged her to this addiction).  This postcard took 8 days to arrive!
     
UNESCO #755 - Historic Centre of Oporto (Aliados) - PORTUGAL

 The city of Oporto, built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro river, is an outstanding urban landscape with a 2,000-year history. Its continuous growth, linked to the sea (the Romans gave it the name Portus, or port), can be seen in the many and varied monuments, from the cathedral with its Romanesque choir, to the neoclassical Stock Exchange and the typically Portuguese Manueline-style Church of Santa Clara.
   

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