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The coastal city of Porto may be famous for its port wine production and incredible bridges, but there are many more reasons to book flights to Porto than this alone. From the narrow cobbled streets of its old town to the stunning historical architecture and cafes and restaurants down by the River Douro, it’s impossible not to be charmed by Porto.
Why choose Porto?
Porto is a fantastic alternative to Lisbon for those wishing to discover a different side of Portugal. It has been built on commerce over the years and the wealth of traders and merchants has left many an interesting building. If you don’t believe us, then take UNESCO’s word for it, as the Ribeira district of the city was made a World Heritage Site in 1996.
Itineraries for a city break in Porto may vary depending on your taste, but among the attractions to consider are:
Dom Luis I Bridge
One of the iconic sights in Porto is the double decker wrought iron arched bridge that connects the city with Vila Nova de Gaia across the Douro River. It was designed by Teophile Seyrig, who has worked with Gustav Eiffel, giving it that distinctive style of beauty. Don’t miss the opportunity for a drink at Ponte Pensil right next to the bridge.
Palacio de Cristal Gardens
As well as enjoying the lawns, fountains and giant magnolias of Porto’s best-loved botanic gardens, be sure to look up and take in the views. These stretch across the city and the river, offering fantastic vistas of the surrounding area.
Lello and Irmao Bookshop
With its elegant central staircase, beautiful crafted wooden shelves and neo-gothic façade, stepping into the Lello Bookshop is like taking a trip to a different time. A definite must-do for bibliophiles or anyone who enjoys true beauty.
Top Porto districts
If you just go to two parts of Porto, make it these two:
Cais da Ribeira
Starting at the riverfront and stretching up to the city centre, the Ribeira district is the medieval heart of the city from which it grew. Meander through its alleyways, admire its historical buildings and stop off at any of the charming cafes and restaurants along the way.
Vila Nova de Gaia
Technically not Porto, but just over the river, Vila Nova de Gaia is home to some of the oldest and most respected port wine cellars in the region. Many are in stunning locations and offer tastings.
The surrounding area
If you have more than just a few days in Porto, you may wish to explore some of the places nearby, which are well-connected by public transport. Guimares was the first capital of Portugal and has a castle and cable car to experience. Meanwhile, the sand at Espinho Beach stretches for a whopping 17 kilometres and is dotted with colourful fishing boats.
Francisco de Sa Airport (OPO) is the international hub that serves the city of Porto and lies 12 kilometres away. It has a single terminal building that serves all flights, but is modern and complete with many amenities.
Porto holiday resorts
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