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  • A Visit to Porto, the Invincible City

    written by emmamary on 2012-01-17 #places
    A Visit to Porto, the Invincible City

    The Portuguese city of Porto may be tiny, but likes to think of itself as "mighty", a fact reflected in it's slogan; "a muito nobre, sempre leal e invicta cidade do Porto" (the very noble, always faithful, and invincible city of Porto). This is usually shortened to "a Cidade Invicta" (the invincible city) a title won because of Porto's strong resistance to Napoleonic troops during the Peninsular War.