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Porto buzzes with a special energy and an appetite for all the good things in life – especially food and wine.

The best way to learn about its thriving culinary scene is by diving straight in. Pick a restaurant along the banks of the Douro River and enjoy the city’s al fresco dining culture. "Bacalhau" (salted cod) and freshly grilled octopus pair perfectly with a glass of dry white port – though the star of Portuguese cuisine is the original, sweet red port. Take a tasting tour of the wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, or get lost in the maze-like streets of the medieval Ribeira district to find the best varieties in the city.

After you've had your fill, walk it off by exploring all of Porto’s impressive architecture. Visit the São Francisco Church for its baroque interior and gilded carvings, then discover the stories depicted in the blue and white-tile facade of the Chapel of Souls.

For the best views in town, cross Dom Luís I Bridge from São Bento railway station, or climb the 240 steps to the top of Clérigos Church – an 18th-century tower in the heart of the city. There's also the golden sands and crashing waves at Matosinhos Beach to keep any surfer or sun-lover happy for an afternoon.

Tonight

From $23 per night

This weekend

From $47 per night

Next weekend

From $31 per night

Most popular time to visit July-September
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.13
Language Portuguese
Average weekend price $106 per night
Average weekday price $112 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

My hotel, the hotel internacional was so central to the...

March 21, 2020

My hotel, the hotel internacional was so central to the historic center and because I have difficulty walking and doing hills I had a circle of streets with an historic building at every turn..coffee houses, galore..access to the tour busses.fine restaurants..a delight at every turn.

Anonymous United States of America
8.0

Cidade histórica, com muitos parques, museus e monumentos...

March 17, 2020

Cidade histórica, com muitos parques, museus e monumentos incríveis. Fui no inverno, portanto não pude aproveitar a praia, mas há muitos bares e restaurantes próximos à costa. No geral os habitantes são muito receptivos! Há ainda um sistema de metrô que funciona bem.

Alice
Alice Brazil
10

Porto is a glorious city built on hills that rise up from...

March 12, 2020

Porto is a glorious city built on hills that rise up from the water....it is beautiful in the same way San Francisco, Istanbul, and Rio are so lovely. There is plenty of history, the wine industry is so interesting, the river offers leisure and beauty, there's street art and music and entertainment and plenty of fun shops...the city is alive and vibrant and pretty and fun!

jennifer
jennifer United States of America
8.0

I was only in Porto for one full day but the location of my...

March 9, 2020

I was only in Porto for one full day but the location of my hotel was AMAZING! It was a 2 minute walk into the centre which is only a 5 minute walk to the cathedral! I wish I had more time in Porto to explore a lot of the other sights. Nevertheless, the food, the atmosphere and everything was beautiful!

Anonymous United Kingdom
10

A beautiful city.

March 5, 2020

A beautiful city....Porto hosted the European Women’s Indoor Hockey Championship for clubs...they were really lovely hosts. We loved the tour of the Douro Valley and the excellent lunch at one of the winery’s. Our tour guide was excellent. The price of food and drink was great....much cheaper than Ireland

Ronald
Ronald Ireland
10

Porto is a colourful city with a vibrant riverside.

March 5, 2020

Porto is a colourful city with a vibrant riverside. The food was excellent and the wine devine. It is a easy trip out of Lisbon and well worth the effort. We enjoyed the Hop On bus trip and the tour of the Port Wine Museum.

Anonymous Canada

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