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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

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    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%

    Anonymous

    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%

    Anonymous

    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%

    Ashchrno

    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.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    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.

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