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.