Planning on discovering Porto? Explore Portugal’s second city with the Introducing Porto travel guide, where you'll find all the information you need to make the most of your trip.
Why visit Porto?
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 in 2017 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 neighbourhoods and large villas sitting on narrow 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 Port 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.
Be taken away by fado with this incredible musical performance at Casa de Guitarra; one of the most famous fado venues in Porto, located in the Ribeira neighbourhood.
Watch the only show in Porto dedicated exclusively to traditional Fado music at the Ideal Clube de Porto and get lost in the sounds of Portuguese music.
Discover the darkest secrets and most enigmatic stories hidden within the city of Porto with this free mysteries and legends tour. It'll give you goosebumps!
With this combo ticket, you'll have access to the tourist bus and tram of Porto. Your ticket also includes entry to the famous Funicular dos Guindais!
On this jeep tour through the mountains in Porto, we'll travel through the valleys and forests around the Portuguese city and enjoy breathtaking views.
Unsolved mysteries and endless secrets are hidden in the backstreets of Porto. If you want to discover the darkest part of the city, you can't miss this tour full of legends and crime stories.
Don't miss sailing down the Douro River on this famous cruise along Porto's six bridges. An unforgettable tour of the city with a delicious lunch on board included!
Visit one of the museums of WOW Porto. You'll be able to choose between five of the seven museums housed within this new complex in Porto - you can't miss it!
This dinner cruise is a unique opportunity to discover the illuminated city of Porto and enjoy its delicious gastronomy. The perfect gift if you're looking to surprise someone special!
Why read our Porto guide?
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All the information and data in this guide has been updated in August 2022. If you see any errors or anything that should be changed, please contact us.