The Top 8 Things To See And Do In Porto
by Lara McComish | Updated 04 March 2020 | Posted in Family Holidays, Portugal, General
Don't pass up on Porto. Whether you're after a much-needed city break or a summer escape, Portugal's second largest city is brimming with romantic nooks and medieval relics. Come on, we'll even show you around.
1. Visit A Wine Cellar
You don't need to ask us twice. Legend has it Porto is big on its wine and this isn't paused at Port. Have a gander at the city's fruity selection of wine cellar offerings - you'll have a barrel of fun...
2. Embrace The Azulejo Art
From houses to train stations, Porto is adorned with azulejo tilework. Not just limited to ceramics or pottery, as this city is quite simply potty about it!
3. Free Up Time For Foz do Douro
Feel the sand between your toes at Foz do Douro. This romantic retreat is home to miles of beautiful bronzed beaches.
4. Gawp At The Historic Dom Luis I Bridge
Ultimate bridge porn in sunny Porto. The iconic Dom Luís I Bridge is a double-deck metal arch bridge that stretches over the River Douro between Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.
5. Flock To The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
Indulge in some of the city's finest contemporary art at this cultural hub. If art isn't for you, then you're sure to appreciate the surroundings - in pride of place on the beautiful Serralves Estate.
6. Bury Your Head In A Book At Livraria Lello
Bookworms - unite! This stunning bookstore is praised as one of the most beautiful in the world. It shot to fame for being one of JK Rowling's favourite haunts from her time living in Porto. And anything related to Harry Potter - we're totally into!
7. Look Up At Clérigos Tower
The unmissable Clérigos Tower is a must-climb. However, take a deep breath as this medieval landmark has 240 steps to get to the very top.
8. Unwind In Crystal Palace Gardens
Crystal Palace gardens are the perfect place to catch your breath between exploring. This lovely green patch boasts plenty of outdoorsy crannies and captivating riverside views.