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Planning on discovering the city of Porto? Explore Portugal’s second-largest metropolis with Introducing Porto travel guide. We have included all the necessary information to make your getaway a memorable holiday!

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Why visit Porto?

Porto, views from Vila Nova de Gaia

Porto at dusk
Porto at dusk



Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon, with 1,7 million inhabitants.

Porto was chosen as “The City to Visit This Year” by Forbes and is a definite must-see city in Europe, even if it is just for a weekend break.

Located in the north of Portugal by the outlet of the Douro River, it has a unique atmosphere with elegant neighborhoods and large villas sitting on narrow slanting cobbled streets. This soulful city was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.

Porto is just the perfect size to explore by foot. You’ll enjoy wandering down its alleyways full of history and nostalgia. An evening walk along the Douro River, visiting the vibrant Mercado do Bolhão or sampling its renowned Porto wine are just some of the many things you can do in this fascinating city.

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How to organize your trip?

If you’ve never been to Porto before, we suggest you read a little about its history, followed by learning about its top areas to visit, its main attractions and best museums. Don’t forget to also find out about the prices, climate and other general information on the city.  

Why Introducing Porto is the best travel guide?

Introducing Porto is written in a simple and straightforward way. It also includes tips and ideas on how to save money and all the information is updated, so you make the most of your trip to this singular metropolis.

The information provided in this guide was updated in May 2017. If you find a mistake or would like to make a suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact us.