The Porto region embraces the Douro and the Monho rivers. You can visit the wine cellars on the banks of the Douro River or climb the hills of the region. There are the fishing villages of Matasinhos and Leça and the resort of Espinho. Once you cross the Dom Louis Bridge to the Vila de São João, you can sample a true part of Porto culture, Port Wine. Consider spending a week in the region and a weekend in Porto. A visit to Porto can be rewarding in so many different ways. Try shopping in Porto on Rua 31 de Janeiro, Rua dos Clérigos, Rua de Santa Catorina or Rua des Flores. Arrive during the Festival of São João. There are many things to do in Porto. Major attractions include the House of Henry the Navigator at Oporto (Porto) as well as 12th century Cathedral with its northern tower and bas- relief work. Be sure to see such significant Porto sights as the Gardens of the Crystal Palace with its sports arena and National Museum in what was once a royal palace. Do not ignore the Neo-Classical Palace of Bolas, the late 14th century Gothic Church of St, Francis or the Port Wine Institute.