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Porto Holidays

Porto is Portugal’s second city and one of the oldest in Europe. Just as grand and charming as Lisbon, a holiday in Porto is perfect for some rest and relaxation. Today the Ribeira neighbourhood is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, highlighting its worth in historical terms and beauty. It provides the perfect place to begin a visit to Porto and to contrast with the newer areas that have sprung up around it.

The city of Porto also has a modern side with big-name shops, a modern art gallery and a very angular opera house. Also, it’s a centre of entertainment with lively bars and clubs serving up a tipple well after dark.

A city spanning both sides of the Douro River, including the Vila Nova de Gaia region, it’s a city easily explored on foot, by tram and by bus. The right-side is home to the historic old town with boasts UNESCO World Heritage status with the refurbished cafes to match. Get lost in the alleyways and small streets as you pop in and out of small boutiques.

Things to do in Porto

Porto has a wide selection of places to visit and things to do, but these are a few to consider:

  • Sao Bento Railway Station - This railway station will be of fascination not just for train spotters, but also lovers of beautiful craftsmanship. When it was completed in 1916, it was decorated with traditional Portuguese tiles known as azulejos, due to their stunning blue depictions of the history of the country.
  • Casa da Musica - A monument to modern architecture, Casa da Musica is also a concert hall and space to help people learn and appreciate the art form. It is home to three orchestras and features a varied schedule of travelling performers, but it’s also worth visiting for an informative guided tour during the day.
  • Porto Cathedral - Those looking for history in Porto should visit the cathedral where Henry the Navigator was baptised and where King John I married Princess Philippa of Lancaster back in the 14th century. If the walls could talk then they would reveal many secrets and indeed they are hinted at through the various additions that have been made since its original construction in the 12th century.
  • Museu do Vinho do Porto - If you’re a wine enthusiast, you also won’t want to miss the Museu do Vinho do Porto, or the museum of port and wine, which offers great insight into the history of this desirable beverage.
  • Galleries - Porto is an artists dream, with a number of galleries for your viewing pleasure. Some of the best are the Serralves Museum, which rotates exhibits of cutting-edge modern art and the Portuguese Centre of Photography which is a celebration of all things behind and in front of the lens.
  • Livraria Lello - Another magnificent piece for your holiday to Porto is the Livraria Lello bookshop which is like something out of Harry Potter. You can also pick up a good read for your trip.

Cycling in and around Porto

Much of the city is steep, however there are two routes which make for a lovely cycle on your holiday to Porto. The paths between Luis I Bridge to the beachfront at Matosinhos and the other takes you between the river and the city park. Guided tours of the city by bike are also possible.

Shopping in Porto

You really can shop until you drop on your holiday to Porto. Unarguably the most fun shopping experience is Mercado de Bolao, Porto’s largest open-air market, which has an atmosphere as rich as the selection of goods on offer. Try Rue de Santa Catarina, the main pedestrianized street, for Via Catarina Shopping, a mall packed with well-known brands.

 

Alternatively, check out our flights to Porto.