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Top Porto Tips - Your Insider Tips for Porto

    The picturesque city of Porto is a total pleasure to the senses, from the stunning bridges and colourful buildings to the delicious food and traditional music.

    We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Porto tips. Here's what you told us...






    Visit the wineries

    KarLa Patricia Castro says:

    Taking a port wine tour is a must when in Porto. Porto has more than 50 port wine factories and more than 30 of them give tours around their premises. Some of them are free and some of them cost a couple of euros and they always include a tasting of 2-3 different types of port wine.

    Laura Di Martino says:

    Visit the cellars!

    Kamila Lipi?ska says:

    Free port-tasting, of course; Taylors is the best.

    Diogo Lavareda says:

    Go see the Porto wine caves and have a drink!

    Katheryn González Castillo says:

    Visit Museu do Vinho de Porto.

    Taty Lowery says:

    Go from winery to winery, learn about how they make their wines, taste, taste and taste! I recommend winery Ramos Pinto.



    Drink the wine. Just...drink it.

    ??? says:

    Well...Drink a load of wine.

    Toon Van de Craen says:

    Drink a good porto from Porto.

    Marina Batini? says:

    Taste as much as wine you can! It's the best wine in the whole world!



    ...and have a great view while you sip

    Michal Dia?ik says:

    Drink a bottle of port wine in front of Reitoria! A lot of places to sit, a lot of nice people.

    Joao Paiva says:

    Just stay at Hostel Gaia Porto and drink a glass of port wine in their panoramic garden. The best views to Oporto.

    Marina Abad Iturregui says:

    Just have a glass of red wine looking at the river in the Barrio de la Ribeira. Unique.



    Be friendly

    Mateus Furlan says:

    Because you will find a lot of different people with the same idea...have fun and met friends!

    YW L Kim says:

    Talk to the locals when sitting at bars that face the bridge...you might get free drinks, hear and share wonderful stories and stay at one bar watching the sunset and moonlight for long hours for two days in a row!



    Check out Dom Luís Bridge

    Dinora Sandoval says:

    Got to see the view from the upper part of the bridge!

    Rob Morrish says:

    Jump off the bridge into the water...or watch the locals do it. Crazy!

    Danielle Thompkins says:

    Porto is amazing! There's so much to see and do; too much to tell actually. If I had to narrow it down to just one top tip then it would be...take a walk over the bridge to Gaia and enjoy the picture-postcard view. At twilight it's just stunning and guaranteed to make Porto even more unforgettable!



    Take a free tour with Pancho

    Corinna Zenetti says:

    Make sure to join Pancho free city tours!

    Claire Aviles says:

    The pub crawl by Pancho Tours is awesome! They take you to a store to sample port and then off to a fun night of dancing at all the fun spots in Porto!



    Eat francesinhas

    Elena Zipfelmütze Lovegood says:

    Eat a francesinha at Piolho.

    Gabriela Trevisan says:

    Go to Portuguese typical restaurants. Taste francesinha with a fresh beer.

    Claire Aviles says:

    Café Santiago for the best francesinhas!



    Try the local dishes

    Jose Alberto Ares says:

    Don't try to get food between hours, everything is closed; gotta be aroud 12:00 or 21:00. Nice food though!

    Carme Clusellas says:

    Go to eat at A Tasquinha!

    Priscila Chwat says:

    Can't miss the restaurant Casa de Santo Antônio near the Mosteiro de São Bento! They have small portions of traditional Portuguese food, so you can taste a bit of everything!



    See the city by night

    Josiana Carneiro says:

    Go to Rua das Galerias de Paris at night!

    Radek Vichera says:

    The night view from the castle (Mosteiro da Sierra do Pilar).





    Do a hop-on hop-off tour

    Rita Fratta says:

    Take the hop-on hop-off city tour that includes the river boat! Really worth it!



    Visit at the right time of year

    Mia Vaje says:

    Festa de São João do Porto is the best time to visit Porto.







    And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top tips will help you make to most of your visit to Porto.


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    Photo courtesy of Lachlan Heasman. Image used under the Creative Commons license.

    The picturesque city of Porto is a total pleasure to the senses, from the stunning bridges and colourful buildings to the delicious food and traditional music.

    We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Porto tips. Here's what you told us...






    Visit the wineries

    KarLa Patricia Castro says:

    Taking a port wine tour is a must when in Porto. Porto has more than 50 port wine factories and more than 30 of them give tours around their premises. Some of them are free and some of them cost a couple of euros and they always include a tasting of 2-3 different types of port wine.

    Laura Di Martino says:

    Visit the cellars!

    Kamila Lipi?ska says:

    Free port-tasting, of course; Taylors is the best.

    Diogo Lavareda says:

    Go see the Porto wine caves and have a drink!

    Katheryn González Castillo says:

    Visit Museu do Vinho de Porto.

    Taty Lowery says:

    Go from winery to winery, learn about how they make their wines, taste, taste and taste! I recommend winery Ramos Pinto.



    Drink the wine. Just...drink it.

    ??? says:

    Well...Drink a load of wine.

    Toon Van de Craen says:

    Drink a good porto from Porto.

    Marina Batini? says:

    Taste as much as wine you can! It's the best wine in the whole world!



    ...and have a great view while you sip

    Michal Dia?ik says:

    Drink a bottle of port wine in front of Reitoria! A lot of places to sit, a lot of nice people.

    Joao Paiva says:

    Just stay at Hostel Gaia Porto and drink a glass of port wine in their panoramic garden. The best views to Oporto.

    Marina Abad Iturregui says:

    Just have a glass of red wine looking at the river in the Barrio de la Ribeira. Unique.



    Be friendly

    Mateus Furlan says:

    Because you will find a lot of different people with the same idea...have fun and met friends!

    YW L Kim says:

    Talk to the locals when sitting at bars that face the bridge...you might get free drinks, hear and share wonderful stories and stay at one bar watching the sunset and moonlight for long hours for two days in a row!



    Check out Dom Luís Bridge

    Dinora Sandoval says:

    Got to see the view from the upper part of the bridge!

    Rob Morrish says:

    Jump off the bridge into the water...or watch the locals do it. Crazy!

    Danielle Thompkins says:

    Porto is amazing! There's so much to see and do; too much to tell actually. If I had to narrow it down to just one top tip then it would be...take a walk over the bridge to Gaia and enjoy the picture-postcard view. At twilight it's just stunning and guaranteed to make Porto even more unforgettable!



    Take a free tour with Pancho

    Corinna Zenetti says:

    Make sure to join Pancho free city tours!

    Claire Aviles says:

    The pub crawl by Pancho Tours is awesome! They take you to a store to sample port and then off to a fun night of dancing at all the fun spots in Porto!



    Eat francesinhas

    Elena Zipfelmütze Lovegood says:

    Eat a francesinha at Piolho.

    Gabriela Trevisan says:

    Go to Portuguese typical restaurants. Taste francesinha with a fresh beer.

    Claire Aviles says:

    Café Santiago for the best francesinhas!



    Try the local dishes

    Jose Alberto Ares says:

    Don't try to get food between hours, everything is closed; gotta be aroud 12:00 or 21:00. Nice food though!

    Carme Clusellas says:

    Go to eat at A Tasquinha!

    Priscila Chwat says:

    Can't miss the restaurant Casa de Santo Antônio near the Mosteiro de São Bento! They have small portions of traditional Portuguese food, so you can taste a bit of everything!



    See the city by night

    Josiana Carneiro says:

    Go to Rua das Galerias de Paris at night!

    Radek Vichera says:

    The night view from the castle (Mosteiro da Sierra do Pilar).





    Do a hop-on hop-off tour

    Rita Fratta says:

    Take the hop-on hop-off city tour that includes the river boat! Really worth it!



    Visit at the right time of year

    Mia Vaje says:

    Festa de São João do Porto is the best time to visit Porto.







    And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top tips will help you make to most of your visit to Porto.


    Book hostels in Porto | Porto city guide, free pocket guide and more



    Photo courtesy of Lachlan Heasman. Image used under the Creative Commons license.


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