Porto Pocket Guide

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Famous for its six impressive bridges and medieval old town, Porto is home to hilly streets, leafy parks, golden beaches and friendly natives. Porto's historic centre has been designated a World Heritage site, and here's where you'll find the Clérigos Tower, the São Bento railway station and the Ribeira area. All-in-all, thanks to its welcoming atmosphere, pleasant climate and top-class attractions Porto is well-worth a look.

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  • Cheap Eats Here you can read all about favourite local sandwich, the 'francesinha', and much more!
  • Don't Miss River boat cruises, stunning architecture and churches galore are just some of this city's major attractions.
  • Porto for Free There are plenty of things to do in Porto that won't cost a cent and you can learn more about them here.
  • A Day in Porto... Find out how we spent a perfect day in the 'City of Bridges'

Porto City Reviews

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    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).

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    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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    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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    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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