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Location, Climate: Porto is a charming city in Portugal known for its port wine and medieval architecture. It is situated on the mouth of Douro River on the northern part of the country. The climate of Porto is temperate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Most tourists prefer booking discount hotels in Porto during summertime so make sure to book a discount hotel in advance. Brief History: A settlement was found on the northern banks of the Douro River (where the Porto city now stands) during the 4th century BC. The country's name Portugal was derived from the settlers Portus Cale which was later called Portucale. Porto's economic power was claimed from the 15th century to the 17th century. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Porto is the perfect place for those who love music as it hosts several music festivals each year including the Festival of Portuguese Rock which is a week-long rock concert held in August and the International Folk Festival which gathers some of the best folk artists in July. If you enjoy sightseeing, then make sure to include in your list Porto's magnificent structures such as the Porto Cathedral, Church of Saint Francis, Clerigos Church, Crystal Palace, Palacio Da Bolsa and Casa da Musica. Transportation: The most convenient way to get around Porto is by the metro trains. Other options include buses, tramlines and the tourist favorite funicular railway. The Funicular dos Guindais offers great scenery while traveling towards the Ribeira area coming from Avenida Gustavo Eiffel. Avail of the Andante cards to access all these modes of transportation.
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