Friday, July 05, 2013

Porto - PORTUGAL - UNESCO #755

Two more cards from Porto (it's becoming clearly the UNESCO site with more postcards in my collection - with this 2 I now have 5!) sent by my sweet mother who went on a holiday trip to Mexico (let's see how many months the Chichen-Itza card will take to arrive!). Thanks a lot mum, you have been a major help to my collection - keep on traveling and enjoying your life! This postcard took 14 days to arrive!
 
UNESCO #755 - Oporto (Clérigos) - PORTUGAL

UNESCO #755 - Oporto (Aerial View) - 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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