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Travel Guide of Porto in Portugal by Influencers and Travelers


Porto or Oporto, is the second-largest city in Portugal, one of the Iberian Peninsula's major urban areas. Oporto city has a population of 237,559 and a metropolitan area with 2.4 million people in an area of 2,395 km², making it the second-largest urban area in Portugal.


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1 - Clérigos Church

The Clérigos Church is a Baroque church in the city of Porto, in Portugal. Its tall bell tower, the Torre dos Clérigos, can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols.

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2 - São Bento Railway Station

São Bento Railway Station is a 20th-century railway terminal in the civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, in the municipality of Porto, district of Porto. The English translation of São Bento is Saint Benedict.

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3 - Surfing in Porto

Learn surfing with professional lessons in Oporto's best learning beach! The surfing group courses are focused on initiating new surfers or perfecting the techniques of those with previous experience. Beginners can have their first taste on the...

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4 - Oporto

Porto or Oporto, is the second-largest city in Portugal and one of the Iberian Peninsula's major urban areas. Porto city is small compared to its metropolitan area, with a population of 237,559 people.

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5 - Porto Cathedral

The Porto Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in the historical centre of the city of Porto, Portugal. It is one of the city's oldest monuments and one of the most important local Romanesque monuments.

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6 - Stand up Paddle in Porto

Learn SUP privately with professional lessons in Porto's best learning beach! SUP is a sport that allows you to enjoy the thrills of the waves in a more peaceful manner. These SUP private courses focus on initiating new paddlers or perfecting t...

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7 - Casa da Música

The Casa da Música is a concert hall in Porto, Portugal. It was designed by architect Rem Koolhaas and opened in 2005. Designed to mark the festive year of 2001 in which the city of Porto was designated European Capital of Culture, it was the first building in Portugal aimed from its conception to be exclusively dedicated to music, either in public performances or in the field of artistic training and creation.

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8 - Vila Nova de Gaia

Vila Nova de Gaia, or simply Gaia, is a city and a municipality in Porto District in Norte Region, Portugal. It is located south of the city of Porto on the other side of the Douro River. The city proper had a population of 178,255 in 2001.

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9 - Canyoning in Porto

Are you looking to do something different whilst on vacation in the beautiful city of Porto? Then you must try out the canyoning adventures Detours has for you! The Rio de Frades canyon is located in Serra da Freita, a mountain range in Portugal,&nbs...

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10 - Ribeira Square

The Ribeira Square is a historical square in Porto, Portugal. It is included in the historical centre of the city, designated World Heritage by UNESCO.

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11 - Maria Pia Bridge

The Maria Pia Bridge is a railway bridge built in 1877, and attributed to Gustave Eiffel, situated over the Portuguese northern municipalities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

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12 - Evening | Cálem Caves

Enjoy a unique experience in the Oporto Wine and Cálem Cellars, Porto's most revered wine-making venue that has been producing barrels of the good stuff since 1859. Tour the massive cellars and have a sip, gulp or guzzle of fine Portuguese wine. Be serenaded by the melancholic sounds of fado which have been permeating through Portugal's bars since the 1820s. The songs painfully express the locals' connection with nature and lost love. Kick back with a glass and enjoy the music.

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13 - Dom Luís Bridge

The Freixo Bridge which was inaugurated in 1995 is a Portuguese bridge over the Douro river, connecting Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto. The purpose of its construction was to create an alternative to Arrábida and D. Luis I bridges. The designers of the bridge are António Reis and Daniel de Sousa. The bridge with total length of 705 m has 8 spans.

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14 - National Museum Soares dos Reis

Soares dos Reis National Museum is a museum, currently housed in the Carrancas Palace situated in the civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, in the northern Portuguese city of Porto.

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15 - Hiking / Trekking in Peneda-Gerês National Park

   7 km away

This walking tour will give you the opportunity to explore the Peneda – Gerês National Park and enjoy all the nature and wonderful landscape Peneda – Gerês National Park is perhaps one of the most exciting destinations for loc...

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16 - Aguda

   13 km away

Aguda Beach is a small fishermen village located at about 13 km south of the city of Porto, in Arcozelo, a parish of Vila Nova de Gaia Municipality. It is known for its wide sandy beach and for its sea waters reach in marine life. Actually its waters are also, highly appreciated for therapeutics due to its high iodine content.

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17 - Espinho

   17 km away

Espinho is a city and a municipality located in the Aveiro District, Portugal. It is located in both the Greater Porto and the Metropolitan Area of Porto, 16 km from its city centre.

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18 - Mindelo

   19 km away
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19 - Vila do Conde

   24 km away

Vila do Conde is a municipality in the Norte Region of Portugal. The population in 2011 was 79,533, in an area of 149.03 km². The urbanized area of Vila do Conde, which includes the parishes of Vila do Conde, Azurara and Árvore, represent 36,137 inhabitants.

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20 - Povoa de Varzim

   27 km away

Póvoa de Varzim City Hall is the seat of government of the municipality of Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal. It houses the office of the mayor of Povoa de Varzim, the city council chamber, as well as other city services.

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21 - Arrifana

   30 km away

Praia da Arrifana is a beach within the Municipality of Aljezur, in the Algarve, Portugal. The beach is on the western Seaboard in the north west of the Algarve.

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22 - Castelo de Paiva

   33 km away

Castelo de Paiva is a town and a municipality of the Aveiro District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 16,733, in an area of 115.01 km².

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23 - Arouca

   41 km away

Arouca is a town and a municipality in the Metropolitan Area of Porto, Norte Region, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 22,359, in an area of 329.11 square kilometres. It had 20,383 electors in 2006. The population has grown from 7072 inhabitants in 1801.

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24 - Esposende

   43 km away

Esposende is a city and a municipality in Braga District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 34,254, in an area of 95.41 km². The city itself had a population of 9,197 in 2001. It gained city status on 2 July 1993. The present Mayor is Fernando Couto Cepa, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is August 19. It is located on the Portuguese Way of the Camino de Santiago.

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25 - Braga

   46 km away

Braga is a city and a municipality in the northwestern Portuguese district of Braga, in the historical and cultural Minho Province. The city has a resident population of 192,494 inhabitants, representing the seventh largest municipality in Portugal. Its area is 183.40 km². Its agglomerated urban area extends from the Cávado River to the Este River. It is the third-largest urban centre in Portugal.

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A few kilometres from the Atlantic coast, Porto, Portugal's second city, clings to a granite hill at the mouth of the Douro. Its houses are reflected in the river, which is crossed by elegant metal bridges. Eternal rival of Lisbon, the capital of northern Portugal is a dynamic city that has adapted to modernity without denying its past. A weekend in Porto offers the opportunity to discover this double face: on the one hand, the Ribeira, the historic heart of the city, with its squares and baroque churches covered with azulejos. On the other, very contemporary buildings, such as the Casa da Mùsica, and many trendy bars that line the old Port wine warehouses.













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