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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

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    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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    Anonymous

    Eu te amo Porto! Amazing City in the North of Portugal

    Beautiful city with a really good atmosphere and friendly and open people (don't worry most of them speak English, although it's definitely a plus if you say Bom dia or Obrigada/o (thanks) in portuguese). For us it is a perfect city to actually calm down and forget your average day life as it will absorb you with its unique way of living.

    Insider Tip:Beautiful city with amazing architecture and beautiful streets (check out the street art all around the city wherever you find buildings under construction). There are wonderful places around the city where you can just hang out in all the parks. Partying takes place between Aliados and R. Carmelitas (go out late if you don't want to be the first one).Try out the good wines and take a seat in one of the amazing cafés around Rua das Flores. Shopping Street: Rua Santa Catarina. Visit Porto and you'll love it

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    Anonymous

    Porto - a strange beauty

    We came to Porto by plane, so at first, it's not very attractive. But then, in the night, it's marvelous. We discover very beautiful corners, finest restaurant and fall in love with the city.

    Insider Tip:Try francesinha, it's good but if you're not very fond of cheese, I recommend two of you share the food and order another salad, or something to eat with it.

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