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City Guide Porto, Portugal

Visiting Porto

Famous for its six imposing bridges and its medieval old town, Porto is home to hilly streets, leafy park areas, golden beaches and friendly natives. Situated along the Douro River, this is the second most important city in Portugal and can be found in the north of the country.

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Porto City Reviews

  • 90%

    Ashchrno

    Amazing city

    Porto is ana amazing city. The riviera part is well-protected, a bit turistic but still nice. They have a unique train station. I was in Porto in Feb and the wheather was really warm. Port wine is worth to try. The cyrstal palace has a great view and nice place to spend your evening. Also i really enjoyed to walk all the way next to the Atlantic ocean. I reccomend you to take free walking tours.

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    Anonymous

    Peaceful spot

    Perfect for long walks, calm, with amazing views. Five days is more than enough, unless you're taking surfing classes or have a bike to do some trips around.

    Insider Tip:Espresso is great, you can get in in every street and it costs only 50-65 cents.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Porto

    I picked Porto because I am living in Spain temporarily and it was one of the cheapest flights from Madrid. Little did I know, it is such an overlooked gem!! The city is charming, cool, fun, funky, everything you could want. Be prepared to walk some hills, but they're absolutely worth it! Prices are affordable. Don't miss the modern art museum that's a little out of the way, but worth a visit!

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    Anonymous

    Porto: A Magical Treasure

    Arriving in Porto with no real expectations except to have a peaceful and adventurous time, I was not anticipating falling in love with the city. Porto has unlimited charm like other European cities, but there is a magical element that floats through the air. From hanging out near the water, to observing and appreciating all the ceramic tiles covering the walls of essentially every Porto building - you can't help but fall in love with the uniqueness and grandness of Porto.

    Insider Tip:I highly suggest hanging out in the Lello Bookshop's bar upstairs. An espresso will only cost one euro, but you are able to sit upstairs for as long as you like and people watch. It is fun to see everyone come through and be amazed by the brilliant red staircase and captivating stained glass ceiling.

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    Anonymous

    Lovely city ,awesome people!

    I really like this small portuganist city !You will find something amazing in this city,I will come back again to know more about this city.Especially the people,everyone is friendly and nice to communicate.

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