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

  • 80%


    Porto- Magic

    I found the city to be magical. It has beautiful architecture and rich history and of course if you like to drink no shortage of wine.

    Insider Tip:Take a tuk tuk tour combined with an hour long duoro cruise it doesn't cost much and is a great jumping off point to know what you want to see and do in the city.

  • 100%


    The most beautiful city in Europe.

    The city is gorgeous, the people is receptive, everything is cheap, the weather is nice and there is a river and beaches.

    Insider Tip:I rent a bike, it was really funny, and spend a day long walking by the streets watching the locals and eating hahaha.

  • 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.

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