The Top 8 Things To See And Do In Porto

Updated 4 March 2020 | by Lara McComish

Porto, Portugal

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

Wine cellars in Porto, Portugal

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 ArtPorto São Bento, Porto, Portugal

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

Foz do Douro, Portugal

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

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 

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal

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

Livraria Lello in Porto, Portugal

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

Clérigos Tower, Porto, Portugal

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 in Porto, Portugal

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.

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