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7 Things to Do in Porto, Portugal

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Planning a trip to Porto? 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 things to do in 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 Porto! 

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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. A visit is definitely one of the best things to do in Porto.

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3. Eat local Portuguese food

The local Portuguese food was definitely one of my favorite parts about visiting Porto! 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!

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Looking for more places to eat? Make sure to check out my full guide to 3 days in Porto! 

4. Visit the lighthouse in Foz

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! 

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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 one of my favorite things to do in Porto. Centrally located, Sao Bento is one of the prettiest train stations in Portugal!

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Up your Instagram game with this list of best Instagram photo spots in Porto!

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.

Check out more about this airbnb here! 

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7. Explore the many churches

Porto 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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