Portugal's second city, Porto is the home of the sweet sherry known as port, as well as several architectural masterpieces.
One of these is Porto Cathedral, parts of which date from the 12th century, although parts were also added on during the 16th century. The building is situated close to the walls that once provided protection, and looks more like a fortress than a religious building.
Highlights of the interior include the three red marble water fonts, and the silver altarpiece, as well as wonderful views over the waterfront. Outside, the column in the nearby square is where criminals were once hanged.Places nearby:
St Francis: Porto's Gothic Masterpiece 0 km / 0 mi
Cafe Majestic: Belle Epoque Dining At Its Best 0 km / 0 mi
Guimaraes Castle: A Symbol of Portugal's Birth 42 km / 26 mi
Mercado de Abastos: The 300-year old market of Santiago de Compostela 193 km / 120 mi
Catedral de Santiago: Pilgrims' Destination 193 km / 120 mi