Travel Guide to visit Porto
and the North of Portugal
Porto is exceptional. In more ways than one. Elected Best European Destination by the travellers from 174 countries, Porto, the "Cidade Invicta" (unvanquished city) is history, is architecture, culture, gastronomy, trade, encounters and discoveries.
Porto has all the charm of towns which happily cohabit with their river. You can stroll along the River Douro (river of gold) in the Ribeira, fly over it by helicopter or discover Porto's architecture, its amazing landscapes and magnificent bridges by taking a cruise on this majestic river. Porto is also a sea city and in the briefest of time a tram will bring you to Foz do Douro’s gentle beaches face to face with the Atlantic.
Enter the sumptuously cool Palacio da Bolsa, and walk through history with Portuguese adventurers, follow the country’s trade routes and be stunned by the treasures which they brought back. Remarkable buildings such as the Sé Catédral and its terraces offer superb viewpoints over a bustle of markets, grocery stores, bars, restaurants…
Best things to do in Porto
Discover the best things to do and see in Porto, its famous monuments, the best places to have stunning views on the City, the best cruises on the Douro, the best restaurants, the most traditionnal port cellars, the best museums but also the best walks and the best shopping centers and shopping streets in Porto.
The colourful streets of Porto and the Portuguese sweetness of life are waiting for you!
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Bluesock Hostel Porto
From €15 / night
Located in Ribeira near the river
Great location, Free WiFi, clean
From €173 / night
Situated in the centre of the authentic Porto
Comfort, authenticity, affordable luxury
The Artist Porto ★★★★
From €62 / night
Located near the famous Bolhao Market
Service, atmosphere, bar & restaurant
The House Ribeira Hotel ★★★★
From €82 / night
Located in Ribeira near the Douro
Perfect location, trendy and fresh decoration
From €100 / night (min. Stay 2 nights)
Situated near the sea in Foz
Sea view, hotel services, staff
NH Batalha ★★★★
From €95 / night
Situated near São Bento station
Wellness centre, staff, location
From €60 / night
Located in the wine cellars district
Location, staff, design
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Aveiro City Guide
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