The Leixões Passenger Terminal is a wooden construction that resembles a ship’s hull, and is considered an important architectural and historical heritage.
Since April 2011, it is in operation a new cruise quay 340m long and 315m length for berth. Since then, the biggest and the most glamorous cruise ships from the worldwide cruise fleet are welcome here, boosting the cruise tourism in the North of Portugal region.
The Porto Cruise Terminal it is in full operation since March 2015 and the main building has a capacity for 2,500 passengers in turnaround.
- Porto is simultaneously an old and modern city. The historical centre of Porto has been a World Heritage since 1996. From the 12th century Cathedral to the Port Wine cellars, Porto has a lot to see.
- In the 19th century, Porto was already a city undergoing great expansion with tastes influenced by the presence of British families in certain quarters. A perfect way to explore the city is by tram.
- The cultural landscape of the Douro Valley was classified World Heritage in 2001. The Demarcated Region of Douro Port Wine is the first demarcated and regulated region in the world.
- The historical centre of Guimarães is World Heritage since 2001 and the city was the European Capital of Culture in 2012. According to tradition, the first king of Portugal was born here, in 1109.