Porto’s dramatic scenery, its beautiful old town, its excellent food and world renowned Porto wine have established it in the league of prime European cities. Once considered the edge of the known world in the Middle Ages, the industrious town of Porto clung to the side of Portugal looking out across the endless Atlantic Ocean, before adventurers decided to leave the Douro banks, and risked it all to head to the new world. Half a millennium has passed since then, but Porto has retained much of that rugged adventurous and determined spirit.