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Forged by some of history's leading architects, Porto's majestically adorned valleys combine Latin charisma, Baroque flair, and a perculiarly British streak as sweet as the region's Port wine. Here's what to see in one of the world's most charismatic cities!

Dom Luis Bridge

Dom Luis Bridge

Gustave Eiffel's Dom Luis Bridge is as spectacular as the views from it. Cross the Duoro to the famous Port wine cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia for sun-soaked panoramas of both cities!

Clerigos Tower

Clerigos Tower

The highest point in a low city, sailors once used the Clerigos Tower as a guide into the riverfront square. Great views await if you can manage the 240 steps to the top!

Porto Cathedral

Porto Cathedral

The imposing facade is one of Porto's oldest monuments, but the time-honored Gothic and Baroque alterations of its chapel have made the unique Porto cathedral a sightseeing essential!

Douro

Douro

Tour the banks of the Port wine-producing river Douro for breathtaking landscapes and a glass or six of the region's beloved purple tipple – straight from the barrel!

Casa da Música

Casa da Música

This colossal cubist bubble quickly became an icon for the city when it was finished in 2005. The Casa da Música offers guided tours of its many features, as well as a dynamic performance program!

Palacio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace)

Palacio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace)

The arrogance of an empire exerts itself in this pompous Stock Exchange Palace Palácio da Bolsa. Splendid sculptures and frescoes round off a breathtaking historical curio.

Livraria Lello & Irmão
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Livraria Lello & Irmão

Is this the most beautiful bookstore in the world? It's certainly up there. Pick a book and read it over coffee on the first floor, as JK Rowling did when she lived in the city!

Planning Your Porto Visit

When to go?

Porto is almost permanently warm and sunny between April and September, and it's usually a good gamble to book at either end of that long tourist season if you want to avoid higher prices. However, if you want to see the city at its most festive (and crowded!) arrive for the Saint John Feast in mid-June.

Where to stay?

The city center is actually quite affordable and booking a hotel there will suit most tourists. For those more interested in Porto's relaxed beaches and cafe culture though, the sophisticated district of Foz is the best area in which to stay.

How many days?

You could cover most of Porto's top attractions in 3 days, however, it's well worth booking a couple extra to tour the Douro river and explore some of the scenic towns just a short trip away.

Good to know

  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +351
  • Best time to visit
    For pleasant weather and fewer crowds, plan to visit Porto in April or September!

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What people are saying about Porto

Bravo ! Amazing moment, amazing guide! (thanks Steve!)

I will recomand this trip for any wine lovers! It was a particulal good moment, good for learning, good for seen beautiful landscape, good for drinking good wine! Thanks Steve and all the staff of the wineries for this moment!

Diana, our guide was '20' on a scale of 1-10.

Our guide, Diana, picked us up at our hotel promptly at the scheduled time. She pointed out guide posts as we drove from Porto to the Duro Valley and she responded charmingly to all questions and enhanced all replies with fun and humor, as well as with brief historical context without boring time lines. We visited local wineries and local restaurants with a wide selection of local food with local ambiance. This was the best tour in my past 10 yrs of travel!

Our guide was very friendly and fully professional

We enjoyed the tour with our guide who did not hesitate to run the extra mile for us ensuring to give us full potential of the tour and Porto. Thank you for this great experience with a very personal touch

Porto: 4-Hour Tour with a Local Guide Reviewed by Elke, 12/30/2018

Very good tour! Tania is a super guide. Loved her approach

Great trip. Very well planned and executed. Our guide Tania was knowledgeable and extremely helpful. She also has a wonderful sense of humour. Her approach was unique. Made the experience very good. Strongly recommend this tour.

Excellent Trip. Definitely Would Recommend

Our guide Pedro provided excellent customer service. He was personable, answered all of our questions, and was a gracious host to all of our stops. I enjoyed the tour and recommend it to others.