Northern Portugal is the "oldest" region of Portugal, where the nation began. Portuguese, Mirandese. Galician, Castillan. Porto [OPO] Drive,take the bus or train;subway in Porto metro area Bacalhau, local gastronomy. Port wine. Generally safe.
Minho is a region of Northern Portugal. On the northernmost Atlantic tip of the country, Minho borders the Spanish region of Galiza, sharing with it many affinities in geography, tradition, people and language.