Porto is a fascinating place with an interesting history, so given I’ve been kicking around in the city for a while now, I thought it was time to give Porto a shout out.
Here are some things you might not know about Porto.
Now you have a few random facts up your sleeve, find out where to stay and what to do in Porto by reading my article for The Telegraph UK, as well as my article for The Big Bus Tour and Travel Guide about things to see and do in Porto, and my list of the best hotels in Porto in my Stumble Guide, as reviewed for The Telegraph.
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*Based on 2011 statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division (UNdata).
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