Castelo do Queijo, known in English as the Castle of the Cheese is located next to the sea, the name stems from the fact that it sits on top of a rock which looks like a giant piece of cheese. It’s a great place to visit and tourists can get great views of the sea and extending coast line below.
In 1877 The Maria Pia bridge (Ponte Maria Pia) which is a railway bridge was constructed by Gustave Eiffel. Constructed from wrought iron its main purpose was to carry the trains from Porto to Lisbon. When the bridge was finished it was the longest single arch span in the world. Today it is no longer used; a replacement was built in 1991.
The Douro Valley is where the city of Porto is, the North of Portugal. Take a look around, it is a spectacular part of the world which contains amazing scenery and views, the area is acknowledged by UNESCO three World Heritage Sites. The city of Porto itself has many buildings for wine and beer production. Also near the river Douro the city of Vila Nova de Gaia is located which is known for its Port wine cellars. A beautiful area with world class produce.