Things to do in Porto

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Things to Do in Porto

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  • David Hallam
    8 contributions
    This is a relaxed, friendly city with plenty to see and do. Food outstanding with a warm welcome everywhere we went. Have to do the port visits
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,035 contributions
    Ribeira district is the riverfront of old town Porto which is right behind it in a maze of old narrow winding streets.
    Ribeira is very popular with both, locals and tourists with many bars, restaurants, street performers,...etc. Walking it will reward you with great views of Douro and the iconic Dom Luis bridge. However, have in mind it's a high tourist area, so you can guess prices in establishments around are higher with lower service quality.
    TIP: Great views of Ribeira district are from Vila Nova de Gaia right across or from the upper level of Dom Luis bridge.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,035 contributions
    The best way to admire the Douro river is taking a river cruise called "Six bridges cruise". It departs from the old town Porto riverfront - Ribeira.
    First it goes inland to the last bridge, turns around and sails to the Douro confluence with the Atlantic returning then to the starting point. It lasts something around an hour. Very good explanations of passing by attractions along the way with beautiful scenery on both sides of the river.
    Price is 15 Euros pp, if I remember correctly.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • 03danielson
    Birmingham, England, United Kingdom43 contributions
    A good place to see. Been to Porto 4 times now and only just seen this. Was a very good tour guide (unfortunately I didn’t catch her name) in English. There are lots of tours and at €10pp it is fair value. Took us around 1hr 15 to get around which was the right amount of time for the tour. An interesting place and some lovely photo opportunities. Access is good with a lift for the two pushchairs.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • muttibey
    Izmir, Turkey455 contributions
    I live in Turkey and I am a Besiktas fan. Quaresma played for us and for Porto and it is must for a fan like me to visit this amazing and exceptional stadium. Paying 15 euros is definitely worth doing it. Museum and of course the stadium was phenomenal. A must do in your bucket list if you are in Porto.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • mummblingme
    Chicago, IL207 contributions
    Nestled in the Cedofeita neighborhood, this large, lofty space holds dozens of local chef driven culinary offerings, from Porto wines, to seafood, pastries and gelato. We were so impressed with the array of choices, easy pricing airy light filled area for seating. A delight!
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,035 contributions
    This beautiful Baroque tower dates back to 18 c when it was built by the same name Church. Today it is one of Porto landmarks.
    However, I strongly agree with Nashville fellow traveler below.
    Do go visit the Church - it is free, beautiful and usually no wait.
    Skip the tower - it is waiting and paying. If you're for the views, just 10 min walk is Miradouro da Vitoria -no wait and great views.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • amanda20142015
    Yorkshire, UK34 contributions
    This was well worth the admission price, the cathedral is beautiful and the views from the tower was spectacular, worth the stairs!
    Written 11 July 2022
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  • UrskaG
    Ljubljana, Slovenia83 contributions
    A really well designed modern museum, full of interactive content. It contains all you could posibily want to see and learn about the history of the club. Together with the tour of the stadium you will pay 15 eur per adult. We were there at 10.45 just before the fiirst tour and left the place at 12.45, that is not really rushing but equally not really reading everything. Easily 2 hours spend and more.
    There is a nice fan store of course as well.
    The only comment I have to improve the experience would be that I did expect more from the stadium guide - the info he gave us on the tour was really basic and scarce. I imagine audioguide on app is supposed to replace this but still I did expect him to say more words not just walk us through.
    All in all a good experience but could be excellent.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • letouquetlover
    london49 contributions
    The metro is a very good way to get around Porto. The only problem is the complexity of the ticket buying machines. Top tip: at the airport when you buy your ticket for the first time, ask one of the staff to show you how to use the ticket machine - and video the process with your phone for future reference! Also, buy 5 trips or more at a time on the card that the machine will give you, so you don’t have to join the queues of tourists trying to figure out how to buy their tickets. To go to the coast I recommend one of the hop on hop off buses, there are yellow, red and blue companies in competition with each other.
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,035 contributions
    When standing in front of them, if not knowing, you'd think you're looking at a single Church. However, there're two of them - one by another, a very unusual site I've never seen before.
    Igreja do Carmo is the right one, on the corner, with a beautiful Azulejos side facade.
    Do enter, it is free, to see the amazing gilded interior with amazing Portuguese "stairway to heaven" altar.
    They also offer a tour of both churches, as well the hidden house in between them for a small fee, but we had to wait around an hour to finish the Mass which we hadn't enough time for.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,035 contributions
    Azulejos - world known Portugal's blue and white tiles decorate many Churches, squares, metro stations,...you name it.
    Here, at the Chapel of Souls, they're at their best - the entire front and side facades are covered with them framed by old stone work, depicting Biblical scenes and local saints. It's a feast for eyes and your camera - a must visit Church.
    The interiors are also nice, yet not that decorated like we saw in many others. Here, the main star is the outstanding exterior.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,402 contributions
    You go way out Rua Boavista toward the ocean and you end up at the big city park which is a good place to get away from it all. The park ends at the beach and the ocean.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,035 contributions
    Set beneath the Bolsa Palace which was partly built on the grounds of St. Francisco convent, this is one of the Porto's best. There's a pretty high entry fee (8 Euros if I remember correctly), but it is worth it.
    The interiors are unbelievably rich, covered in detailed gilded wood work. Despite the main altar being covered for renovations as many others say here, I still give it 5 as the side chapels are literally stunning.
    The ticket enables you to visit a museum and catacombs which were really interesting.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,035 contributions
    One of the best spots in Porto. Right by the Douro river at the end of old town with its winding and colorful streets.
    Plenty of restaurants, have your glass of Porto and watch the street performers, locals and tourists and great views of the iconic Dom Luis bridge.
    Written 7 August 2022
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