Do you want to know more about Porto History, the destiny you chose?
So, the Porto History, owes the origin of his name, to a roman civilization. They were known by “Cale” or “Portus Cale”. “Portus” refering to the city located on the right river bank, Porto, and “Cale”, refering the left river bank, Vila Nova de Gaia. Both names, later giving the origin to our country’s name, Portugal.
Douro river was the main responsible for the development of Porto, thanks to the trade exchanges, for example, the Porto Wine.
But, not only for our wine, we are also known worldwide for our bridges, for the old architecture of our historic center, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, for our gastronomy quality, for our best team “Futebol Clube do Porto”, for our University, one of the best two hundred in the world. But mostly, for our people, always known for his strong and honest character, his cheerful spirit and for his hospitable and hardworker side!
Giving special attention to our World Heritage, we highlight the street where YOURSGuestHouse Porto is located, “Rua dos Caldeireiros”, one of the oldest in town. This street is an extension of “Rua do Souto”, that in turn, used to establish a connection between the primitive nucleus of “Burgo” and the “Olival da Muralha Fernandina” Door, one of the most important spots to be visited in Porto, with an incredible view. This street, also used to give access to “Braga” and “Vila do Conde” roads, being integrated nowadays in the Santiago’s Paths.
Beyond all the designations that are given to us as a city, we are the “Undefeated City”, designation given by “D.Maria II”, a city of great beauty, that combines in his better way, the classic sobriety with the modern style.
Now, that you know the history of Porto, Welcome to the city!