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

  • 60%


    close to a great beach, nightlife was aamazing-wish i spoke portugese, pastries and food were so yum yum.

  • 90%


    City With Character

    Porto is a small city with tons of character, much more than Lisbon. Plenty of old buildings that are absolutely beautiful. The people are very friendly as well. There's a great art scene and a lot to do. I only had 2 days here and it wasn't enough.

  • 90%


    Great city you can see in a day or two

    Beautiful city, great to taste local Port wines and sit along the river taking in the views, but it's not too big and you won't need to spend much time here. I saw everything in a day and a half.

    Insider Tip:Go to a local port wine cellar and do a tour and tasting for around 5 euros.

  • 90%


    Little Gem

    Unbelievably beautiful city with delicious food and of course brilliant Ports Wine caves hoping was exciting and the stroll along the riviera . Will definitely go back !

    Insider Tip:Must take a day trip to Geres National Park with Oporto Adventure Tours if you are a nature lover and outdoor activity enthusiast.

  • 90%



    You can sit down anywhere and have an espresso for €0,70. Enjoy the view and let the caffeine kick in :).

    Insider Tip:Do the walking tour, departing from the square close to the train station.

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