Top reasons to visit:

  • Great for Wine (3234)
  • Food (1930)
  • Architecture (1326)
  • Gourmet Food (1208)
  • Old Town (1116)
  • Culture (1079)
  • Monuments (1059)
  • History (931)
  • City Trip (918)
  • Sightseeing (901)

Porto was highly rated for great for wine by 121 guests from the United States!

Looking for fun and unique tips from travelers who know Porto?

How was the wine culture different than what you'd experience at home?

Anonymous, Unknown location

6 days ago Report

Porto is just a fantastic destination for port wine and wine from the Douro valley. You can easily have a great day just visiting the storage houses on the other side over the river. Make sure to try a 40 year old port.

Why do you recommend Porto for food?

Anonymous, Unknown location

20 days ago Report

Eating in Porto is easy and cheap, usually great food for absolutely reasonable prices. In particular in Matosinhos (coastal area) there are several fish restaurants that serve great fresh fish.

How can you enjoy the sights in Porto while avoiding the crowds?

Kirah
Kirah, Spain

11 days ago Report

Tour buses were good to see stuff and get around Porto, as the red ones were hop on and hop off (not sure about the other buses).

What makes Porto one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Adrian
Adrian, United Kingdom

16 days ago Report

Compact city with several attractions including old baroque architecture, port tasting and tours, cafes by the river, walks, river cruises, old tram rides to the coast.

What's the best way to make the most of Porto by foot?

Anonymous, Unknown location

22 days ago Report

Many of the main sights are close-by each other and the city is compact and well-suited to walking.

What is it in Porto that makes history come to life?

Ian
Ian, Cyprus

19 days ago Report

a huge number of historic buildings. A great setting. Several buildings have been restored, several are being restored but the is an atmostphere of an older city finding new life and vibrancy.

What were the best places for wandering in Porto's old town?

Mario
Mario, Portugal

16 days ago Report

There is always something going on If you´re wandering in the Bulhão area. There´s plenty of places to visit and you should do this walking in Porto´s old town. You should visit the Lello´s library as well. If you enjoy modern art you must visit Serralves museum free on sunday mornings.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Porto?

Joseph R
Joseph R, Malta

28 days ago Report

By taking upon arrival a free walking tour led by a local guide who knows all
about the city and who can give you first hand information. You can than continue
your visit on your own as it is a friendly city and not difficult to manage. Public transport is efficient, so one can make use of it or you can explore the city on foot. Always take good walking shoes.The yellow tour bus is really good and takes you to different areas of the city.

Why do people say Porto can be seen best by foot?

Anita
Anita, Spain

28 days ago Report

There are so many hidden treasures to see, even in the less touristy parts. Also, if you eat so much lovely Portuguese food, you need to walk it off. Actually, I would recommend Porto on foot and by boat.

What seafood experience in Porto is still on your mind?

Craig
Craig, United Kingdom

14 days ago Report

Buy the transport tickets in advance from the train station ( there are long queues at peak times ). The bus & metro system are great & easy to follow.

What effect did the scenery in Porto have on you?

Kirsty
Kirsty, Portugal

25 days ago Report

This is an incredibly picturesque city. The river, it's bridges and the ocean are a beautiful backdrop to Porto, with it's rich heritage of architecture and culture. It's a living city that's managed to incorporate it's extensive history with it's contemporary vitality. Porto is easily my most favourite city in the world.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Porto.

Cristy
Cristy, United States of America

18 days ago Report

To sit at the outdoor cafe on the river with a craft of sangria watching the street performers is such a relaxing lovely experience.

What makes the people from Porto so friendly? Tell us your story.

Kirah
Kirah, Spain

11 days ago Report

They just are friendly. It's a tourist spot. They know at least 5 languages and speak very well. IT's nice that they cater for so many different cultures.

Why is the atmosphere in Porto something people rave about?

Kirsty
Kirsty, Portugal

25 days ago Report

Ocean breezes, river views, hills and winding streets that are just right for pleasant strolling. Every corner has a beautiful view in central area. The air is fresh in Porto.

What did you discover about the museums in Porto that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Sille
Sille, Estonia

20 days ago Report

The museum of World Discoveries need better marketing and advertising - it seemed not interesting in advertisements but was actually so good! This Neptunus is not good - better to use exhibitions and boat tour instead.
  • Convenient Public Transportation 158 endorsements
  • 2 answers

Was it cheap, fast, or easy to use? What made it so simple to get around in Porto?

Sille
Sille, Estonia

20 days ago Report

Metro is fastest and cheapest to get around longer distances. Very easy as well. Very many buses and tour buses available. And old train along the river was super!

Which spot is best for taking photos in Porto?

Yoshihiko
Yoshihiko, United States of America

20 days ago Report

Go to the other side of Ribeira
called Vila Nova de Gaia 30 minutes before sunset and stay there for 60 minutes.

Why are the UNESCO sites in Porto a must-see?

IŞIL
IŞIL, Turkey

4 hours ago Report

Do not forgot Guimaraes, lovely old town and very easy to get from Porto.
  • Ancient Landmarks 142 endorsements
  • 2 answers

Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Porto.

Paul
Paul, Belgium

25 days ago Report

het uitzicht op de stad vanaf de kant van de douro aan de wijnkelders ( Unesco werelderfgoed ) en het uitzicht over de douro ( de bruggen )
  • Restaurants 300 endorsements

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Rosli
Rosli, Portugal

22 days ago Report

I do not want to recommend something because secret tips should stay secret ;)

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