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Northern Portugal (Portuguese: Região Norte) is the "oldest" region of Portugal, where the nation began.

Regions[edit]

  Douro Litoral
centred on the city of Porto, now the capital of the Norte Region
  Minho
Portugal's northernmost region, centered on the city of Braga and bordering Galicia, Spain
  Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Portugal's northeast corner, where vast plateaus, river valleys, mountains, and castles abound

Cities[edit]

Map of Northern Portugal

  • 1 Porto — the main hub and largest city
  • 2 Amarante — a beautiful city and a popular pilgrimage destination
  • 3 Braga — the country's religious capital city, sprawling along the Cávado valley
  • 4 Bragança — one of the oldest cities in Portugal, with a fine medieval castle
  • 5 Espinho — a seaside resort and fishing town
  • 6 Guimarães — the founding place of the nation, an historic city
  • 7 Lamego — an ancient city, dating back to Roman times, where D. Afonso Henriques was acclaimed the first King of Portugal in 1140
  • 8 Póvoa de Varzim — one of the oldest fishing towns in Portugal, and a beach resort
  • 9 Viana do Castelo — visitors come for the Pilgrimage of Nossa Senhora da Agonia and the amazing views of the Lima River

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

Talk[edit]

Portuguese and Mirandese are the national languages of Northern Portugal. Galician and Castillan are also spoken.

Get in[edit]

Sá Carneiro Airport (Porto Airport), (OPO IATA)

Get around[edit]

Drive, take the bus or train; subway in Porto metropolitan area.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Eat[edit]

Bacalhau (cod), Francesinha

Drink[edit]

Port wine

Stay safe[edit]

Generally safe.

Go next[edit]

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