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

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    Porto packs a punch with heaps of culture and sites to see - you will definitely not get bored. I recommend doing a Port Wine tour at Sandeman's for example to learn how the wine is made and even do a taste test.

    Insider Tip:J.K. Rowling lived here for 3 years, so if your a Harry Potter fan make sure you visit Livraria Lello & Irmao.

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    Porto is fantastic. It's beautiful, charming, people are nice, they take naps in the middle of the day, which is the time people in London come back from work, the lifestyle is rather relaxed, there is some amazing wines, and people don't go out until very very late.

    Insider Tip:Me and my friend stayed there for four days - it's definitely not long enough. rent bikes, go surfing, take naps.

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    I am absolutely in love with this city, mostly with the view of it from Gaia. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.

    Insider Tip:Don't miss out on the Port! Nor the amazing food.

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    Lovely Porto

    Definitely do walking tour to see the unmissable ! Be careful as Porto is a real heart steeler!!! Charming beautiful history, culture, people, vistas. Must do: Oporto Cool tour of Port region.

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    Bonita Porto!! Open and relaxed.

    Everything is smooth and breezy in Porto. From arriving to the airport everything went easy. It is very easy to get the local experience. Everyone just respected you there were no aggressive tourist tactics. We had no guidebook and just walked around and we discovered it all by ourselves. Beautiful views, beautiful houses, in some side streets you could feel like you are in a village. Wash hanging everywhere and old ladies and gentleman having a sneak peek out the window. I love Porto!!

    Insider Tip:Spend time just walking around from main to side streets. It really is about the atmosphere and being outside the whole day with some Batido (smoothies) or beer breaks of course. We found a beautiful view just getting into side streets. You really don't need to stress of missing out in Porto because just being smooth and breezy is what Porto is about.

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