zondag 5 juli 2009

Netherlands RR - Group 66 - Porto

My third UNESCO site from Portugal arrived two weeks ago! Funny that I only receive some UNESCO site from Portugal via Rounds Robins and not via the officials till so far! This one was send by Miceu via the Netherlands Round Robin Group 66. It shows soem views from the D. Luis I bridge and the old quarters from Porto. The old historic centre of Porto is an UNESCO site! I really like this one!

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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