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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

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Porto, don't miss it!

    Stayed there for 3 days. First day was on Festa de São João, the biggest holiday in Porto! 2 days is definitely enough to see everything. The main area of the city is very walkable and everything is quite close together.

    Insider Tip:Do take a boat tour for 10 euros. Comes with multiple vouchers for free wine tasting.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Portal to Porto

    Porto has a lot to offer; wine tasting, winery tours, river boat tours, old churches, and rocky beaches. The city is a bit like an old run down fishing city. The buildings are somewhat falling apart and have a faint smell of mold but that adds to the old charm. Many of the building faces are covered in old beautiful tiles and the iron window coverings can be very ornate creating a style unique to Porto. Cafes and Pasteis shops can be found everywhere and there is no shortage of ham sandwiches.

    Insider Tip:Most restaurants especially by the water fronts serve fried cod or sardines or fried sausages, this is typical to Porto food. It is difficult to find other types of Portuguese foods. Check out the beaches not just the river. There are cafes and restaurants along the coast of the beaches in the north (idk about the south) and they provide a great spot for sunset! Praia da Luz is the beach name where I sat. Another piece of advise.. give yourself plenty of time to get to and from the airport. Bring umbrella!!

  • 80%

    paulinahb355108

    Amazing city

    You have to walk trough the streets, see each building, talk to local people, and eat tripas and francesinha

    Insider Tip:walk at night by the river

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Sunny City of My Heart

    Such a great city with such a great atmosphere! It was so laid back and calm which really helps recharge the soul. I could live there with the colorful houses and all the sun :)

    Insider Tip:Bring good walking shoes! Its a city built off the river and everything is hilly but its worth walking because you see so much!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Porto

    The river and the multiple beaches are really beautiful. You can find good and cheap places to eat pretty much everywhere.

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