Top reasons to visit:

  • Great for Wine (4383)
  • Food (3412)
  • Architecture (2206)
  • Old Town (1867)
  • Gourmet Food (1666)
  • Culture (1528)
  • Friendly People (1508)
  • Monuments (1487)
  • History (1399)
  • City Walks (1368)

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

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

Anonymous, Unknown location

20 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

4 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?

Anonymous, Unknown location

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

Paul
Paul, United Kingdom

24 days ago Report

Get the yellow line tram and it takes you across the Dom Luís I Bridge. from the tram stop on the top you can easily walk down to the various port houses for tours. I did Taylor's Port tour which lasted around half an hour for 5euro and you get 3 different styles of Port. If you get a sunny day the beach is great especially for surfing.

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

Adrian
Adrian, United Kingdom

14 hours 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.
  • Friendly People 1508 endorsements
  • 7 answers

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

James
James, United States of America

9 hours ago Report

Everyone spoke English. There were multiple times I sat at a table and because the restaurant was so busy, they asked would I mind if someone would join me. I ended up staying much later talking and enjoying the night away. Anytime I was lost, people went out of their way to assist me.

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

Ian
Ian, Cyprus

3 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.

Why is the atmosphere in Porto something people rave about?

Kirsty
Kirsty, Portugal

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

Mario
Mario, Portugal

10 hours 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

12 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.

What effect did the scenery in Porto have on you?

Kirsty
Kirsty, Portugal

9 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.

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

Anita
Anita, Spain

12 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

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

Sille
Sille, Estonia

4 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.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Porto.

Cristy
Cristy, United States of America

1 day 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.
  • Convenient Public Transportation 244 endorsements
  • 3 answers

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

Andrew
Andrew, United Kingdom

16 days ago Report

The Metro is a very cheap way of travelling throughout the city. Bus 500 takes you from the city centre ( river section ) right along the River Douro to the sea and then along the coast for only approx. 1.75 euro. Superb value

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Porto.

Anonymous, Unknown location

4 days ago Report

Prices are generally lower than in other countries and in the central part of the city there are several shops of all sorts, clothing, design, fancy, easy, etc. More or less for all tastes.

How could the beaches in Porto be made better for walking?

joanna
joanna, United Kingdom

20 days ago Report

Oporto is a beautiful cultural city, with lovely warm kind people. It has the stunning Douro river and the Foz with a wonderful wooden walkway along the whole stretch of the beach.Something for everyone.

Which spot is best for taking photos in Porto?

Yoshihiko
Yoshihiko, United States of America

4 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.

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