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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Historic Centre of Oporto is a World Heritage Site within the city of Porto, Portugal. The recognition celebrates the urban landscape of this Portuguese city, whose history spans over two thousand years.

The name of Porto was derived from Latin. The Romans called it Portus, or port. Its full Latin name, Portus Cale, was rise to the name of the nation, Portugal.


Historic Centre of Porto, Portugal
Historic Centre of Porto, Portugal
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The historic center of Porto today holds numerous monuments from various times in its long history. Among the historical sights include the Cathedral of Porto, featuring a Romanesque choir, the neoclassical Stock Exchange, and the Portuguese Manueline-style Church of Santa Clara.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Historic Centre of Oporto was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 20th session of the World Heritage Committee in Mérida, Mexico, on 2 - 7 December, 1996.

Location: N41 8 30 W8 37 0 in Porto, Portugal.
Inscription Year: 1996
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: IV
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