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Planning a trip to Portugal? Here is a list of my 7 favorite things to do in Porto, Portugal!
Things to do in Porto, Portugal
1. Wander around the streets of Riberia
One of the best way to get to know Porto is to put on your walking shoes and explore the curves and hills of Porto’s cutest neighborhood, Riberia. Getting lost in the hills of Riberia is the perfect way to see the city. Make your way down to the way by sunset to enjoy the beautiful energy of the city!
2. Taste a glass of Port
Admittedly, Port wine is not my favorite BUT you can’t come to Porto and not give the local wine a chance. A choice made based originally on name alone, I toured Taylor’s Port. The beautiful winery is a great place to try the local wine. The staff is incredibly knowledgable and it is far less touristy than many of the other wineries.
3. Eat local Portuguese food
The local Portuguese food was definitely one of my favorite parts about visiting the city! Seriously, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! Due to the city’s proximity to the sea, the cuisine is made up of a lot of seafood. Fresh, delicious, and cheap – sounds like the perfect combination to me!
4. Visit the lighthouse in Foz (top things to do in Porto)!
My morning by the water in Foz was definitely a highlight of my recent trip! Foz is located just 15-20 minutes by bus from the city center and is a must on any Porto travel itinerary! The quaint town is located on the water, with a long stretch of beach and the cutest red lighthouse!
5. Visit Sao Bento Railway Station
Whether you’re heading off to another city by train, or simply popping by for the views – a visit to Sao Bento is a must in Porto. Centrally located, Sao Bento is one of the prettiest train stations in Portugal!
6. Stay at the cutest Airbnb in Porto
If you’re wondering what the best things to do in Porto are then you’re probably also wondering where you should stay! On my recent visit we booked an adorable Airbnb right outside the city center and we couldn’t have been happier!
The city center was easily accessible by both walking along the water and by public transportation.
7. Explore the many churches
The city is packed with a number of beautiful churches, such as the Chapel of Souls and the Porto Cathedral. You can enter the churches or simply check them out from the outside. I absolutely loved the tile work at the Chapel of Souls! If you’re looking for best things to do in Porto than a walk up the steps leading to the Porto Cathedral are a must as well!
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