Porto History

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 […]

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5 best cities to visit near Porto

In this article we chose some suggestions of 5 Best Cities to visit near Porto. Braga Braga is one of the best cities to visit near Porto. It is a city of Roman origin (“Bracara Augusta”) created in the 16 century A.C. in honor of the Roman Emperor Augustus. Braga is the “Minho’s Capital” and the 3rd largest Portuguese city. As an old city it has magnificent buildings, from different centuries and styles, but also diverse natural landscapes. In addition to the wealth of the Culture you can also find very typical and historical food. Including awarded food (one of the 7 Wonders of Portuguese gastronomy) as Caldo Verde (cabbage soup with “chouriço” accompanied with cornbread). If you are hosted inYOURS GuestHouse Porto it is very easy to travel to Braga. You Just need take a train (you have at least one hour by hour) in the São Bento station next toYOURS GuestHouse Porto with a low price (3.20 € per trip) and the duration of the journey is approximately 1h15minutes. When you return back YOURS GUESTHOUSE is also a good choice to rest! Braga is therefore one of the best cities to visit if you are coming and staying […]

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