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Why Should I visit Porto in Portugal?

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and delicious cuisine. Here are a few reasons why you should consider visiting Porto:

  1. The Douro River: Porto is located along the Douro River, which offers beautiful views and a variety of boat tours.

  2. The Port wine: Porto is famous for its port wine, which is produced in the Douro Valley and aged in cellars in the city. You can visit several port wine cellars in Porto and try different types of port wine.

  3. The historic center: Porto's historic center, Ribeira, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its narrow streets, colorful houses, and historic landmarks such as the São Francisco Church and the Clérigos Tower.

  4. The food: Porto is known for its delicious seafood, particularly the francesinha, a sandwich filled with meat, cheese, and a spicy tomato sauce. You can also try the pastéis de nata, a Portuguese egg tart pastry, and the bolo de rolo, a rolled cake filled with cream and covered in powdered sugar.

The beaches: Porto is located near several beaches, including the Praia do Molhe, which is located in the city center, and the Praia da Aguda, which is a little further out but offers a more peaceful and secluded setting.

Ribeira - Porto

Overall, Porto is a beautiful city with a lot to offer, from its rich history and stunning architecture to its delicious cuisine and nearby beaches.

If you are looking for a safe area to stay, check out our selection of quality apartments in Flowerstreet54, right in the historic center of Porto (and one large apartment next to this terminal), or our low-budget apartments OPorto Cheers Gaia in the heart of Gaia. You can easily explore the city and its attractions on foot thanks to our convenient and safe location in Porto or by car in our safe location in Gaia.


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