Friday, 9 October 2009

755 PT - Historic Centre of Oporto (1996)

Brief Description
"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."

"波尔图市沿山势而建,可以眺望到杜罗河入海口,此地举世无双的 城市景观已有千年历史。波尔图的发展与海洋息息相关(罗马人把它叫做伯特斯,即港口),城中众多各式各样的古迹都向我们说明了这一点,无论是带有罗马风格 唱诗班席的大教堂,还是新古典主义的证券交易所,以及典型的葡萄牙纽曼尔式圣克拉拉教堂。"
Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of Arturmarques from Portugal

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