Steep hill in Porto

Steep hill in Porto

Looking up Rua do Comércio do Porto which runs down to the riverside , behind the Bolsa and Sao Francisco church. The street was named after one of the city's newspapers which was printed here from the 1850s.

As with much of Porto the street is built on a steep hill. This is unavoidable as the river Douro cuts a deep valley through much of central Porto before leveling off just before the coast.


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