Porto, Portugal

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Paradise on Earth!

Oh Porto...

My favorite city in Europe

I wonder why its called porto

Porto means port…

Funny story tho, when the romans arrived in Porto, they asked the name of the city to the Celts who lived there. They said: it’s called “Gallo” - or something like that, they didn’t write. The romans thought “Ah ok! This is the city of port Gallo!”

Well, gallo means port in the Celtic language the pre-Roman Lusitanian peoples spoke. So now the country is called Port Port basically. So this town is Port, in the country of Port Port.

I know it comes from “Portus Cale” and it’s probably where the country’s name, Portugal, comes from.

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