Portugal

Porto

Portugal

Porto

Portugal

Porto

HISTORIC STREETS, GASTRONOMY, WINE, HOSPITALITY . ..

. .. the hand-painted tile façades, the River Quay, the bridges, the Douro, the night-life, the delicacies and the longing for more . .. are what make us return to “embrace” Porto. This is a must-see city for visitors to Portugal. It offers unforgettable experiences as the stage for endless events, traditions and attractions. The locals are hospitable and strong-minded, while the history and culinary delights are perfect starting points to delve into this destination. 

 

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INVINCIBLE CITY

Immerse yourself in the palaces, churches, museums, markets, parks, shops, cafés and taverns that will fill your itinerary. Explore this invincible city and feel the Portuguese soul . ..

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BOLSA DO PORTO PALACE

Go on a tour to the Stock Exchange Palace which in bygone times was the foremost trading post

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PORTO CATHEDRAL

Porto Cathedral (12th to 18th cent.) is a beautiful monument that incorporates several styles.

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CLÉRIGOS TOWER

Visit Porto’s emblematic tower, built in the 18th century in Baroque style.

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LELLO & IRMÃO BOOKSHOP

The Lello Bookshop was founded in 1906 and published illustrious authors such as Eça de Queirós.

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SÃO BENTO STATION

Considered by the Condé Nast Traveller one of the world's most beautiful railway stations

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RUA DA GALERIA DE PARIS

While the Bairro Alto is the heartbeat of Lisbon night-life, Porto’s equivalent is this street.

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AVENIDA DOS ALIADOS

This is one of the most striking avenues of the city, flanked by imposing buildings.

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BOLHÃO MARKET

Porto’s most emblematic market, thanks to its fresh products and its bubbly and environment.

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GAIA WINE CELLARS

No visit to Porto is complete without getting to know the history of Port.

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SOARES DOS REIS NATIONAL MUSEUM

Has permanent displays of Portuguese painting and sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries

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RUA SANTA CATARINA

This is one of Porto’s busiest high streets, with abundant shops and restaurants.

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CRYSTAL PALACE GARDENS

Stroll around the romantic gardens and admire the sculptures, ponds and geometric forms.

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CRUISE UNDER THE BRIDGES OF THE RIVER DOURO

Take a trip down the River Douro on board a typical “Rabelo” boat.

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BOM SUCESSO MARKET

Fresh produce with shops, services, musical entertainment, workshops and a restaurant area.

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CASA DA MÚSICA CONCERT HALL

An masterpiece of a building design, is a cultural centre dedicated exclusively to music.

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FOZ DO DOURO

This is the place where the River Douro flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

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SERRALVES FOUNDATION

Exhibitions, educational programmes, musical performances, dance and cinema.

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PARQUE DA CIDADE

It is well worth getting to know this “lung of the city”, a magnificent park with 80 hectares!

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Points of interest

Clérigos Tower, Bolhão Market, Casa da Música concert hall, Crystal Palace Gardens, Lello Bookshop, Porto Cathedral, São Bento station, Rua de Santa Catarina . ..

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    Weather

    13º C
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    Local Time

    13:58

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • POPULATION

    Around 1.76 million inhabitants live in the Porto region, and the capital itself has a population of around 200,000 inhab-itants.

  • CLIMATE

    Porto has a Mediterranean climate with average temperatures that range from 5 to 14 degrees centigrade in winter. In summer, the average temperatures range from 15 to 24 degrees centigrade.

  • AVERAGE TEMPERATURES (°C)

    Month max. min. Jan. 14 - 5 Feb. 15 - 6 Mar. 17 - 8 Apr. 18 - 9 May. 20 - 11 Jun. 23 - 14 Jul. 25 - 16 Aug. 26 - 16 Sep. 24 - 15 Oct. 20 - 12 Nov. 17 - 9 Dec. 14 - 7 Source: Meteorology Institute

  • LANGUAGE

    The official language is Portuguese but you won’t have much difficulty communicating in English or Spanish.

  • LOCAL TIME

    Lisbon is on Greenwich Mean Time, the same as London. Lisbon is one hour behind Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Scandinavia (two hours behind Finland).

  • ELECTRICITY

    220 volts; two-pin European plug

  • WATER

    Tap water from the public network is drinkable.

  • DRIVING

    In Portugal vehicles drive on the right. Seat belts are compulsory, a helmet is required to ride a motorbike. No mobile phones allowed while driving. Traffic signs follow international conventions. The legally permissible level of alcohol is 0.5g/litre.

  • CURRENCY

    The currency used is the Euro (€). It is possible to exchange foreign currency over the counter at banks or at currency exchange bureaux. Major credit cards are accepted at most locations.

  • CLOTHING

    Warm clothing is advised for travellers to Porto in winter; in summer, cool clothing and the use of sunscreen are rec-ommended.

  • EMERGENCIES

    112 is the emergency number.

  • ACCESSIBLE PORTO

    The best form of public transport for people with reduced mobility is the Metro. Most new buildings have access facili-ties for people with reduced mobility.

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