Is Porto Worth Visiting? 13 Reasons to Love Portugal’s Second City

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Between steep streets and terracotta tiles, here’s why Porto is definitely worth visiting.

Is Porto Worth Visting?

After all these years, I’m still not sure why Lisbon gets all the glory while its sibling languishes in the shadows.

Steeped in history, Porto sprawls across the hillsides as the Douro River meets the sea. Its UNESCO approved medieval heart makes for more than just a pretty postcard, its outskirts serve up a fully modern city and its water washes up the world’s supply of port wine.

If you’re the kind of traveller who craves places with an authentic soul, Porto is the place for you. I’ve visited many times over the years and wrote about Porto’s hidden side over here.

But like any place in the world, it’s not perfect, at least not for everyone. Let’s dive deeper into why Porto is so special so that you can decide whether or not it fits into your Portugal itinerary.

Disclosure – on my last visit to Porto, I travelled as a guest of Avalon Waterways. As ever, as always, I kept the right to write what I like. Otherwise, what’s the point?

Use Porto as a base for a Douro Valley cruise

Porto’s relationship with the river that runs through it is as strong as they come and one of the best things to do in Porto involves heading into the Douro Valley on the water.

You can book a river cruise with Avalon Waterways right here. If you mention the code INSIDETRAVELLAB you can get a discount of $100 per person for cruises in 2024 and 2025. 

13 Reasons to Visit Porto

1. Stunning, UNESCO World Heritage Architecture

Porto’s historical significance radiates throughout its core, and the easiest place to see this is through the UNESCO World Heritage Site status. This title recognises places of outstanding cultural and natural value to humanity. In Porto, it’s the exceptional architecture that tells the story of the city’s evolution. 

Let’s delve into a few of the highlights:

Riveira district in Porto - things to do in Porto
The Ribeira District is the soul of Porto

Ribeira District

The Ribeira District is the soul of Porto, a place where history and everyday life intertwine. Historic buildings, painted in vibrant colours, line the banks of the Douro River. 

Once a bustling hub of trade, the district is now filled with cafes and restaurants, and when the suns shines, people spill onto the riverbanks.

As you navigate the narrow, sometimes steep streets of the historic centre, look upwards – those tiles hold centuries of stories within them, and some walls go back to Roman times.

Porto Cathedral

Portugal is a Catholic country, proud of its religious heritage, so you will find many beautiful cathedrals and churches on your way.

But the crown jewel in Porto is Porto Cathedral. As one of the city’s oldest structures, this magnificent religious site has seen various architectural additions over the years, including elements of Baroque and Gothic architecture, which were added to its Romanesque core.

Explore its interior to witness intricate Portuguese tilework, known as azulejos, together with lavishly gilded altarpieces. Even if you are not a Catholic, there’s a good chance you’ll be overwhelmed by the grandeur and coolness within its walls.

Clérigos Tower

For a truly unforgettable vista, ascend the ornate Clérigos Tower, one of the most popular attractions in Porto. It’s not for the faint of heart. It will take more than 200 steps to reach the top of this 18th-century Baroque masterpiece.

But the reward is a panoramic view of one of the oldest cities in Europe, showcasing terracotta rooftops, the winding Douro River, and, on the fabled clear day, glimpses of the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the best things to try on a Porto morning before the warmth of the city haze blurs the view.

São Francisco Church

Another one of the main sites to stop by while visiting the old city is the São Francisco Church. It might appear modest from the outside, but step through its doors to witness a dazzling display of Gothic excess.

Intricate, flamboyant giltwork coats almost every surface, making it one of Porto’s must-visit attractions.

Due to its popularity, consider arriving either early or later in the day for a slightly less crowded experience.

2. Home of Port Wine

Porto’s identity is forever tied to its namesake fortified wine. This sweet, rich drink has a global reputation and is deeply rooted in the traditions of the Douro Valley region.

To truly tap into the magic of port, you’ll need to cross the Ponte Luís I bridge to Vila Nova de Gaia.

This riverside town is lined with historic port cellars – it’s like an adult playground for wine enthusiasts. Giants like Taylor’sGraham’s (pronounced “grams”) and Sandeman offer a range of experiences for visitors. 

Descend into their cool, atmospheric cellars and learn all about Port’s fascinating journey from grape to glass. 

Port comes in different styles, from ruby and tawny to aged varieties and even white Port. Explore rows of massive oak barrels where the wine ages, gaining depth and complexity.

Tastings are a highlight, of course – discover their distinct flavours, often with delicious pairings like regional cheeses or chocolates. 

My suggestion is to pre-book your cellar visit, especially during peak season, as this is one of those experiences that really make Porto worth visiting and you won’t be the only one with this idea. If you’re keen to avoid the crowds, check out our guide to unusual things to do in Porto.

View of Porto at sunset - one of the best things to do in Portugal
The Douro River is Porto’s lifeblood.

3. The Picturesque Douro River and Valley

The Douro River is Porto’s lifeblood. Its waters reflect the city’s charm, carving a scenic path through the region before meeting the Atlantic Ocean. This river has shaped Porto’s history, serving as a crucial trade route for centuries, most famously for carrying Port wine from the vineyards upstream.

Experiencing the Douro’s beauty is essential for understanding Porto’s essence. River cruises are a fantastic way to admire the city’s iconic skyline, glide beneath its historic bridges, and gain a different perspective of the Ribeira District. 

Options range from short sightseeing trips to longer journeys into the heart of the Douro Valley. For a unique experience, consider hopping aboard a traditional ‘rabelo’ boat – the flat-bottomed vessels historically used to transport wine barrels.

Speaking of the Douro Valley, this UNESCO-listed wine region is a must-see. Day trips from Porto offer an alluring taste of its terraced vineyards, charming villages, and stunning scenery. Join a guided tour for a hassle-free experience or be adventurous and explore independently by train or car.

Better yet, board the Avalon Alegria and wind your way along the Douro River all while enjoying the luxury of a Portuguese cruise.

Wandering around Porto - looking for unusual things to do
Porto is made for walking!

4. A City to Explore on Foot

The beautiful city of Porto begs to be discovered on foot. Its relatively compact city centre makes ticking off the highlights pretty easy, with the exception of a few places which need public transport.

Lose yourself (figuratively!) in the delightful labyrinth of narrow streets. Colourful houses, some adorned with intricate tilework, line the slopes, offering glimpses into everyday Porto life. It’s also easy to pick up a tasty, and authentic Portuguese treat like pastel de nata: just follow the inviting aromas from cosy cafes and streetside bakeries.

What’s more, Porto is a city of “miradouros” – or great viewpoints.

Don’t miss the Miradouro da Vitória for stunning city vistas, or seek out lesser-known viewpoints scattered around the city for unique perspectives and fewer crowds.

Make time for the opulent Palácio da Bolsa, even if you don’t opt for a full guided tour. This 19th-century stock exchange talks about Porto’s former wealth and its facade alone is worth admiring. Guided tours (for an entrance fee) provide insight into its lavish rooms, showcasing intricate decor.

Allow ample time to simply meander, take detours, and embrace the delightful surprises that await. After all, the best way to capture Porto’s essence is to let your feet lead the way.

Tip: When exploring the Ribeira district, instead of sticking to the main promenade (Cais da Ribeira), venture into the backstreets. They’re often steep and narrow but reward you with authentic glimpses of the old city.

The food in Porto is worth celebrating

5. A Culinary Delight

Being a coastal city, Porto excels in fresh seafood. Grilled sardines are a classic, but you’ll find an abundance of fish and shellfish prepared in various, equally delicious, ways.

For a true taste of Porto, head to Matosinhos, a suburb known for its fantastic seafood restaurants lining the waterfront.

You obviously can’t miss a delicious Pastel de Nata, and when lunchtime comes, order the legendary Francesinha – a seriously satisfying sandwich. Layers of meat, sausage, and cheese are blanketed in a rich sauce and smothered in melted cheese. It’s a true local speciality, and cafes across the city compete to serve the ultimate version. You probably won’t need to eat anything else for the rest of the day…

For an introduction to local food culture, don’t miss the historic Mercado do Bolhão. This bustling local market is a good place to shop for fresh produce, regional cheeses, and cured meats. Plus, the odd sweet treat.

Tip: Consider joining a food tour to uncover hidden culinary gems and gain insights into Porto’s food traditions. It’s a delicious way to connect with the local culture and discover great food spots you might miss on your own. This food and wine walking tour by Get Your Guide is a great option.

Portugal - Porto - Livraria Lello - unique things to do in Porto
Livraria Lello is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world

6. Harry Potter Inspiration

Porto holds a special place for Harry Potter fans. It was here that J.K. Rowling lived for a period in the 1990s, teaching English and finding inspiration for her beloved series. Some believe Porto’s university students, often clad in traditional black capes, provided inspiration for the Hogwarts uniforms. Although, it’s a more convincing claim from students at Coimbra, further south in Portugal.

One place that feels plucked straight from the wizarding world is Livraria Lello. This is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, with its grand staircase, stained glass, and carved wood, and is rumoured to have influenced Hogwarts’ library. For more advice on where to shop, see our guide to the best souvenirs from Porto.

To be completely honest, I’ve never made it inside as the crowds and queues are so off putting. But if you’re organised – or dedicated – then friends say it’s worth it. The atmosphere is magical ;-)

Another spot with possible connections to the Harry Potter books is the Majestic Café. This historical cafe, oozing Belle Époque elegance, might remind you of the bustling wizarding cafes and shops of Diagon Alley. Rowling is said to have frequented it, and it’s easy to picture her scribbling notes on its marble tabletops. 

Ceramics at Sao Bento Train Station
Porto is famous for its blue and white tiles

7. Azulejos

Portugal’s buildings wear a ceramic crown – the azulejos. These captivating blue and white ceramic tiles adorn both the inside and outside of historic structures. They are a hallmark of Portuguese architecture and one of the city’s main attractions. Introduced centuries ago by the Moors, azulejos depict everything from religious scenes to historical events and everyday life. 

Here’s where you can find them:

Igreja de Santo Ildefonso

Igreja de Santo Ildefonso is a striking example of azulejo artistry. Its facade is completely adorned with these tiles, creating a captivating sight. Inside, you’ll discover more exquisite tilework illustrating the life of the church’s namesake saint. Conveniently located in the city centre, this church is a must-see for those interested in azulejos.

Igreja dos Carmelitas

Don’t underestimate the Igreja dos Carmelitas based on its relatively simple exterior. Between this church and its twin, the Carmo Church, hides a remarkable side wall covered in a massive and stunning azulejo mural. This impressive artwork is just one of the many surprises Porto offers its visitors.

Chapel of Souls (Capela das Almas)

Its exterior walls are completely swathed in over 15,000 blue and white tiles, forming intricate scenes depicting the lives of saints and religious figures. The artistry of these tiles, showcasing narratives of faith and history, draws the eye and creates a sense of awe even before you step inside this stunning Porto landmark.

Beyond Churches: Azulejo Encounters

While churches showcase stunning azulejo work, you’ll encounter these tiles throughout Porto gracing various buildings, including houses, shops, and even the iconic São Bento train station. Reserve enough time to admire the intricate details and vibrant shades of blue that characterize these tiles.

Tip: If you’re captivated by azulejos, consider visiting the Museu Nacional do Azulejo in Lisbon to delve deeper into this art form. Additionally, tile-painting workshops in Porto offer a unique, hands-on experience.

8. Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

Need a break from the city hustle? Escape to Porto’s Crystal Palace Gardens, a captivating green space offering views of the city and the Douro River. These gardens are the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature without having to leave the city.

Stroll along winding paths, taking in panoramic cityscapes, colourful flower beds, and the garden’s Romantic-era design. While the former Crystal Palace, with its glass windows, no longer stands, the gardens retain a sense of grandeur.

The Jardins do Palácio de Cristal are a great spot for a picnic – pack some local treats and find a shady spot with a view. Or simply lose yourself in a good book while enjoying the fresh air and peaceful atmosphere. It’s a little slice of tranquillity within a dynamic city, and you could easily spend a full day here.

Authentic Things to do in Portugal - overlooking Porto
Make sure to climb above the city and take in the views

9. Coastal Charm & Day Trips

Porto is worth visiting not only for its own reasons but also as a good base to see more of Portugal. From seaside escapes to historic towns, it’s all delightfully easy to discover.

Matosinhos and Its Sandy Beaches

For a taste of the Atlantic and some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever savour, head to Matosinhos. This suburb of Porto has a broad, sandy beach and a lively seaside atmosphere.

Stroll along the promenade, breathe in the sea air, and choose from an abundance of excellent seafood restaurants lining the shore. Try grilled sardines, octopus, sea bass, or a mixed seafood platter – they are all fresh. It’s easily reached by tram or bus, making it a perfect half-day escape.

Guimarães, the Birthplace of Portugal

One of the best day trips close to Porto is to Guimarães, said to be the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. Here, a medieval castle, the Castelo de Guimarães, stands proudly, with battlements that overlook a charming historic centre filled with traditional houses and grand squares. 

Wander the cobblestone streets, imagine life in centuries past, and visit the Romanesque Igreja de São Miguel do Castelo, where Portugal’s first king was baptized. Guimarães is readily accessible by train, making it an ideal day trip option. Alternatively, you can visit on an excursion from an Avalon cruise.

Aveiro, the “Venice of Portugal”

Now, there’s always an involuntary shudder when discussing the Venice of anywhere. But Aveiro does invite a relaxing change of pace with its colourful canal boats known as ‘moliceiros’.

Enjoy a boat ride and admire the Art Nouveau architecture that adorns the town centre. Don’t miss the chance to indulge in the local sweet treat – ‘ovos moles’, a decadent mix of egg yolks and sugar. Plus, if you’re hooked on Portuguese desserts, check out our Bola de Lamego recipe.

Aveiro is easily reached by train, and its smaller size makes it a great place for exploring when you don’t have much time. Again, you can visit on an excursion from a Douro cruise with Avalon – head here for $100 off per person.

10. Affordability Compared to Other European Hotspots

Porto offers a refreshing alternative to pricier European cities, making it a fantastic option for budget-conscious travellers seeking a destination on the Iberian Peninsula. While destinations like Paris, London, and Amsterdam can strain wallets, Porto delivers excellent value for money without compromising on quality or charm. It’s a truly good value considering all that the city offers.

That said, you can definitely find luxury in Porto as well.

When it comes to accommodation, you’ll find a wide range of options to suit different budgets. Hostels offer dorm beds for the most affordable stays, while guesthouses, apartments, and even boutique hotels provide comfortable and stylish stays at surprisingly reasonable prices throughout the city.

Dining out in Porto is also easy on the pocketbook. From traditional tascas serving up hearty portions of Portuguese classics to trendy cafes with good food and pastries, you’ll find plenty of delicious and affordable meals. Consider a lunch ‘menu do dia’ (set menu), often offering exceptional value.

Many of Porto’s best places are either free or have modest entrance fees. Exploring the Ribeira District, admiring the churches, and soaking up the atmosphere along the waterfront won’t cost you a thing. Even iconic experiences like a Douro River cruise or a Port wine tasting are generally good places to find budget-friendly options.

Street Art Owl Man in Suit
The city is home to some unique street art

11. A Growing Arts and Culture Scene

Porto’s creative side is flourishing, offering art lovers and the culturally curious a dynamic, evolving experience. Beyond its historical treasures, it genuinely proves a modern city which pulses with contemporary energy.

World-class museums like the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art showcase cutting-edge works within a beautiful setting of gardens and sleek architecture. Smaller galleries and art spaces foster emerging talent and are usually just a short walk away.

Porto’s street art scene is another expression of its creative spirit. Murales and bold installations transform the urban landscape, especially in the Cedofeita neighbourhood. Keep your eyes peeled for these colourful surprises around every corner.

In the afternoon, stop for coffee or catch a concert at Rem Koolhaas’ Casa de Musica.  This nine-floor-high asymmetrical polyhedron plays tricks on the eye, while attracting attention to the ear. Walk inside and see the mirage from the staircases inside and out. Of course, the ideal situation involves catching a concert here. But don’t be put off if that’s not possible. It’s a building worth visiting for the sense of modern nautical architecture and innovation anyway. 

Portugal - Porto - Unusual things to do in the city -Eat authentic fare at O Buraco restaurant
Dinging with locals is an unforgettable experience

12. Warm, Welcoming People

You know, I really hesitate to write this. Because everywhere has their grumpy people and complex problems.

But the Portuguese are genuinely known for their friendly and welcoming nature, and Porto is no exception. Local people are often happy to help, whether it’s giving directions, offering recommendations, or simply sharing a smile.

Strolling through Porto’s neighbourhoods, you’ll get a sense of community and a slightly slower pace of life. People take time to chat in cafes, and there’s a genuine warmth in interactions. Even if you don’t speak Portuguese, don’t worry – many people, especially those working in tourism, understand and speak some English. Learning a few basic Portuguese phrases is appreciated but not essential.

Don’t be afraid to strike up conversations with locals. Whether it’s asking for tips from your waiter or getting to know a vendor at a market, you’ll likely be met with genuine interest and a desire to make you feel at home. 

Tip: Consider joining a walking tour in the historic city centre. Not only is it a great way to see the sights but your guide will likely share insights into daily life and the city’s unique character. And yes, this is something else that Avalon arranges for you.

River cruise view of the Douro valley on the Avalon Alegria
The Douro Valley is a must-see

13. The Perfect Base for Northern Portugal Exploration

Porto’s charm doesn’t end at its city limits. It’s the ideal springboard for exploring the diverse and fascinating landscapes of northern Portugal. Whether you’re drawn to historic towns, dramatic scenery, or charming coastal villages, the City of Porto puts it all within easy reach.

The iconic São Bento train station is your gateway to adventure. From here, excellent train connections whisk you away to destinations like Braga, known for its religious heritage, or the picturesque Pinhão in the heart of the Douro Valley. Exploring by train is a relaxed way to admire the changing landscapes and savour the journey itself.

For those who enjoy the freedom of the open road, Porto is also well-suited for a road trip. Rent a car and discover other parts of Portugal, like the Minho region, explore the rugged natural beauty of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, or follow the coast for stunning ocean views.

And, of course, Porto is the ultimate base for exploration of the Douro Valley. Read more about that in this dedicated article about cruising along the Douro with Avalon.

The Downsides of a Porto Trip (And How to Navigate Them)

While it’s clear that I love Porto, everywhere has its challenges.

Let’s tackle a few common ones and consider some strategies to make your Porto adventure even better.

  • The Hills: Porto’s beauty comes with a bit of a workout. The city is built on hills, some of which are quite steep. Embrace the extra calorie burn, but also pace yourself. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and consider utilising Porto’s funiculars or its efficient public transport network for some of the steeper ascents.
  • Crowds: Porto’s popularity, especially during the high season (summer months), can mean crowds at popular attractions. Consider visiting during the shoulder seasons (spring or autumn) for a less crowded experience. Plan your Porto itinerary strategically – you are less likely to find a long queue if you visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Plus, don’t be afraid to wander off the beaten path – Porto is full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered.
  • Budgeting: While the city is very budget-friendly, it’s still wise to plan ahead. Accommodation costs can rise during peak season, so consider booking early or exploring alternative neighbourhoods. Dining out offers great value, but if you’re really budget-conscious, local markets are a treasure trove for picnic supplies.
  • Mondays: many places are closed on Mondays, so plan around that.
Casa da Musica Porto
The architecture in Porto is incredibly varied

Practical Matters: Where to Stay, When to Go, & Getting Around

Now that you are familiar with Porto’s main attractions, let’s talk practicalities. 

Where to Stay in Porto

Porto offers a delightful mix of neighbourhoods, each with a distinct personality to suit different tastes and budgets. 

For History and Charm: Ribeira

The Ribeira District is Porto’s historic centre. Staying here means colourful houses, cobbled streets, and the lively riverfront right on your doorstep. Expect luxury hotels housed in beautiful heritage buildings, often offering incredible views. Be prepared for the possibility of noise and some crowds.

For Chic and Contemporary: Baixa

Porto’s downtown Baixa district is a blend of old and new, with grand avenues and stylish shops. Here you’ll find a wider range of hotels, from modern chains to elegant boutiques, all within walking distance of major attractions. This area is a fantastic choice for convenience and a sophisticated atmosphere.

For a Local Vibe: Cedofeita

Hip Cedofeita is where you’ll find Porto’s cool factor. Art galleries, vintage shops, and trendy cafes make this a favourite among creative types. Choose this area for stylish guesthouses, independent boutiques, and a less touristy feel.

Budget-Friendly Options

Porto caters to all travellers! Consider the Bonfim area or stay across the river in Gaia, both within easy reach of the city centre while offering generally lower accommodation prices. Hostels throughout Porto provide fun and affordable stays for those who prioritize socializing.

A Touch of Luxury

For those seeking an extra special stay, Porto delivers:

Famous Restaurants in Porto

Porto’s dining scene is as diverse and exciting as the city itself. From traditional tascas serving up hearty Portuguese fare to innovative restaurants pushing culinary boundaries, get ready to treat your tastebuds. Let’s dive into a few must-try spots:

Where Tradition Meets Taste

  • Real Bolhão: Housed in a traditional marketplace, Real Bolhão is a lively eatery that offers authentic Portuguese dishes with big flavours. Locals and visitors alike rave about their classic recipes.
  • Café Santiago F: They brag about having the “best Francesinha” in Porto, and it’s easy to understand why. If you want to sample this iconic sandwich, Café Santiago F is the place to try it.

For a Contemporary Culinary Twist

  • DOP: Celebrated chef Rui Paula showcases modern Portuguese cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Prepare for a refined and memorable dining experience at DOP.
  • ODE Porto Wine House: Wine lovers will adore this spot. They offer an exceptional selection of Portuguese wines paired with creative small plates in a stylish setting.
Portugal - Porto - This impressive rabbit street art shows how there is always more to see on any Spain and Portugal itinerary
Porto is nothing if not colourful

When is the Best Time to Visit Porto? 

Porto is a year-round destination, but some periods offer unique advantages. While summer boasts long sunny days, it also attracts the largest crowds.

For a balance of pleasant weather and fewer tourists, consider the shoulder seasons of late spring (May-June) or early fall (September-October). Expect warm, sunny days and comfortable temperatures for exploring.

Keep an eye out for Porto’s lively festivals! June’s Festa de São João (Festival of Saint John) is a particularly exuberant time to visit, filled with street parties and traditions.

For more information about when to visit, check out government travel advice for Portugal.

Tip: No matter the season, pack layers to accommodate Porto’s changeable weather. Even in summer, evenings can become cooler.

How to Get to Porto 

Porto is easy to get to from Europe and beyond, making it the perfect destination for a city break or part of a longer Iberian adventure. Let’s explore your options:

  • By Air: Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) serves Porto with connections to major European cities and even some international destinations. Airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet offer budget-friendly options, especially if booked in advance.
  • By Train: Porto’s train network offers connections to other Portuguese cities like Lisbon and scenic routes throughout the Iberian Peninsula. This is an excellent choice for those who enjoy a scenic journey.
  • By Bus: Long-distance buses from various European cities provide another affordable way to reach Porto.

Resources to Help You Plan:

  • Popular flight search engines, such as Skyscanner or Google Flights, help you find the best deals.
  • For train travel, check out the national rail websites of Portugal (CP) or Spain (Renfe).

Tip: The sooner you book, especially for peak travel seasons, the better chance you’ll have of securing the most convenient and budget-friendly options.

How to Get Around 

Porto’s compact size makes walking a delightful way to explore, especially within the old town.

But when those hills seem daunting, or you want to venture further afield, the city offers a user-friendly public transportation system.

The six metro lines whisk you to major tourist attractions and connect to surrounding areas.

Buses also provide extensive coverage of the city. If you plan on frequent journeys, consider purchasing an Andante card, a rechargeable pass for both metro and buses.

One last tip: A ride on the historic Tram Line 1 along the riverfront is an absolute must! It offers scenic views and a touch of vintage charm.

Is Porto Right for You?

Still unsure about which of Portugal’s dynamic cities to visit? Lisbon, the capital, offers grand boulevards, a cosmopolitan energy, and a buzzing nightlife scene.

Porto, Portugal’s second city, charms with a more intimate feel, its historic heart a canvas for stunning architecture and a slower pace of life.

Porto is an ideal choice if…

  • You love exploring on foot and don’t mind the occasional hill.
  • History, culture, and beautiful architecture fuel your wanderlust.
  • Delicious, unpretentious food at affordable prices sounds fantastic.
  • You’re seeking a city break without overwhelming crowds.
  • This is your first trip to Portugal, and you want a welcoming taste of the country’s essence.
  • This is your second trip to Portugal, and you didn’t get past Lisbon.
  • You want to explore the Douro Valley
  • You want to drink port!

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