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Porto destination guide

Situated along the Douro River, Porto is a wonderful city and far more than just a place of pilgrimage for port lovers. Famous for its six imposing bridges, the city is home to hilly streets, leafy park areas, golden beaches and friendly natives waiting to be discovered.


The historic centre of Porto has been designated a World Heritage site where you can find some of the city’s main landmarks including the railway station and the Ribeira area. It is Porto’s most intriguing neighbourhood thanks to the wonderful narrow streets and balconied houses. Do not miss the opportunity to visit this Portuguese city with its own distinctive character on your special gastronomy break in Portugal.

Porto has also a fascinating architecture, thanks to the numerous buildings featuring distinctive blue-patterned tiling. It’s also highly atmospheric, featuring monuments by renowned architects such as Gustave Eiffel’s Dona Maria Bridge, Nicolau Nasoni’s Clerigos Tower or Rem Koolhaas’ Casa de Musica. If you want to relax after a day of visiting, head to one of the city’s beaches and enjoy a luxury nature getaway in Portugal.

Don’t forget to try the traditional “bacalhau” dish, a delicious stew made with salt cod, potatoes, onions, hard boiled eggs, olives and lots of olive oil as a trip to Portugal is not complete without tasting it!


Portuguese cuisine is characterized by rich and full-flavoured dishes including a lot of fresh fish and shellfish. Here are four delicious restaurants not to be missed.

  1. O Paparico - O Paparico is a fantastic Portuguese restaurant offering delicious food and a dedicated service.
  2. Wine Quay Bar - This wonderful cosy bar, located on the riverside, is the perfect place to taste great Portuguese wines.
  3. Kyodai - Try the best sushi in town in the most famous Japanese restaurant of Porto.
  4. Restaurante Ines do Aleixo - This authentic Portuguese restaurant serves wonderful fare in a relaxed atmosphere.

With a rich history and culture, Porto is the perfect place to experience a leading heritage break in Portugal. Check out our selection of the best cultural attractions:

  1. Palacio da Bolsa - The Palacio, built in the 19th century, is a splendid neoclassical monument and the former stock exchange.
  2. Rail Station Sao Bento - The rail station is famous for the 20,000 magnificent tin-glazed ceramic tiles covering the atrium which took 11 years to complete.
  3. Sao Francisco Church - This church is a perfect example of Rococo architecture with its pillars and columns ornate with cherubs, rose garlands, fruits and animals.
  4. Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) - Built between the 12th and the 13th century, the cathedral is one of the oldest historical and most important Romanesque monuments in Porto.
  5. Ponte D. Luis I - Designed by Teófilo Seyrig, Gustave Eiffel’s partner, this two-deck bridge is the longest arch bridge in the world with an arc of 172 meters.

There are a wide range of activities in Porto to keep even those with low thresholds for boredom amused, entertained and interested. Have a look at our selection of the best things to do:

  1. Taylor’s Port - Enjoy a pleasant and informative tour to learn more about the fascinating history of port wine.
  2. River Douro - Experience an incredible cruise on this river to admire the beautiful Douro valley.
  3. Clerigos Tower (Torre dos Clerigos) - Climb the stairs to the top of the tower and discover a stunning view of the city’s landscapes.
  4. Serralves Park - This true natural refuge, located in the heart of Porto, covers an 18 hectare area that includes beautiful gardens, pastures, woods and a lake.

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