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Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languagePortuguese
Populationca.1,600,000  (greater Porto)
Currencyeuro  (EUR)

Popular destinations PORTUGAL

AlgarveAzoresCosta de lisboa
Costa verdeMadeira

Vacations and Sightseeing

Cycle tourism at Espinho in the Costa Verde Cycle tourism at Espinho in the Costa VerdePhoto: Pacopac CC 4.0 International no changes made

Tourism is of great economic importance to the Costa Verde. Besides the city of Porto, the region has a number of interesting places. The Costa Verde has beautiful beaches and seaside resorts. The old fishing village of Espinho is 18 km south of Porto and has an extensive sandy beach and a casino. The seaside towns at Vila do Conde are famous for regional handicrafts and sweets. Another old fishing village, Povoa de Varzim is a cosmopolitan seaside town with a vibrant nightlife. Esposende, also an old fishing village, is surrounded by beautiful pine forests on the bank of the Cavado River. The neighboring Ofir has a sandy beach that is great for surfers.

Center of Braga, Costa verde Center of Braga, Costa verdePhoto: K. Kendall CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

In the hinterland are the cities of Braga and Guimarães. They are known for their impressive medieval buildings.

Porto with river, capital of the Costa Verde Porto with river, capital of the Costa VerdePhoto: CucombreLibre CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

The city of Porto is known as the source of the popular drink "Porto". The wine is harvested on the lower slopes of the Douro River. The white wine known as Vinho Verde is another popular drink. Tourists can enjoy staying in the pousadas. Here you will get a taste of the history and culture of this beautiful region and you will get acquainted with the grand, historic architecture.



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