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View from the Tower of Clerigos´s Church
While Porto is at present one of the most important cities in Portugal, its beginnings do not necessarily match its current economic, cultural and tourist prestige. It’s true during the Roman age, when, in fact, the entire Iberian Peninsula was dominated by the Romans, the region now known as Porto used to play an important role in the trade between Lisbon and Braga, but it was not until centuries later that Porto actually became a point of reference for the economic life of Portugal.
Thus, a settlement was determined to have been founded on the north bank of the Duoro River somewhere in the 4th century BC, a settlement from the name of which the contemporary name of Portugal derives: Portus Cale, later transformed in Portucale

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Jean D15-Feb-2017 01:06
A lovely view of the city from this superb vantage, Jose. ~V
Zoltán Balogh28-Dec-2016 10:00
A really nice bird's eye view, great photo! V
Julie Oldfield26-Dec-2016 17:03
Awesome!! V
Pierre25-Dec-2016 20:12
Une splendide vue de la ville dans un magnifique poste d'observation! V
vifut25-Dec-2016 10:05
Beautiful view over the city (V)
Julie Queybronac (Bryline)25-Dec-2016 08:26
Magnificent panorama !
Don25-Dec-2016 08:15
I like your perspective and the angles and light in the foreground. 'Tis quite a large city, it would seem.
fotabug25-Dec-2016 06:57
It looks like a very large city! Thanks for the information about it! V
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