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

  • 100%


    excellent city

    food are cheap and taste good compare to other countries in europe. People are nice and helpful even theh dont really spwak english. Its a cozh place for me.

    Insider Tip:try the food there

  • 80%


    Porto - relax and wine

    Porto has really nice city centre and when you get outside the main touristic zones, you can feel the Portugese atmosphere everywhere. It is possible to walk almost everywhere, maybe except for beach. But transportation costs are slightly higher than in Lisbon. I really appreciate the low or none entry fee for most of tourist attractions. If I ever go back to Portugal, I will come to Porto again.

    Insider Tip:Take a time to visit Porto's beaches. Taste Francesinha and some pasteries, eg.g from Bolhao market. And don't forget to taste some wine from Porto, maybe in connection with visiting some of local wine cellars (e.g. Calém).

  • 90%


    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.

  • 80%


    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%



    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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