Year of 2017

Farolim de Felgueiras, a lighthouse in Porto, Portugal

Originally built in 1886 and automated in 1979, the Farolim de Felgueiras was deactivated as a working lighthouse in 2009. But it’s still standing tall against the crashing Atlantic Ocean waves at the mouth of the Douro River at Porto, Portugal. Perhaps, after a stormy day like this one, it’s best to head back into Porto and sip a tiny glass of the city’s wine—port, naturally—so you can dry off and warm up.

Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon and one of the major urban areas of the Iberian Peninsula. The urban area of Porto, which extends beyond the administrative limits of the city, has a population of 2.4 million in an area of 389 km², making it the second-largest urban area in Portugal. It is recognized as a gamma+ level global city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group, the only Portuguese city besides Lisbon to be recognised as a global city.
Population: 237,584 (2011)
Area: 15.99 sq miles (41.42 km²)
Travel tip: The town that gave the country (and port wine) its very name, Porto is Portugal’s second-largest metropolis after Lisbon. Sometimes called Oporto, it’s an age-old city that has one foot firmly in the industrial present. The old town, centered at Ribeira, was built on the hills overlooking the Douro River, and today is a UNESCO … @tripadvisor
Colleges and universities: University of Porto · Polytechnic Institute of Porto · Lusíada University of Porto · Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto · Fernando Pessoa University · Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo · EGP – Escola de Gestão do Porto · Católica Porto Business School
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