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Porto

Porto, the second largest Portuguese city, is best known for its river, the Douro, an evermore popular choice for river cruises, and its port. One of the oldest cities in Europe, its maze of steep and narrow cobbled streets is home to beautiful plazas, churches and houses with white and blue ‘azulejos’ tiled façades. Few of Europe’s cities remain so unreconstructed, that reminds an old fairytale. Outside the historic heart, the city has witnessed a renaissance, its seaside suburbs increasingly home to world-class contemporary architecture and unique local cuisine.

The historical area of Ribeira in the city centre was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Strolling around the hilly sides, you can climb the Torre dos Clérigos, an 18th-century bell tower with 225 steps, explore the elaborately decorated Palacio da Bolsa, the Stock Exchange Palace building and the medieval Cathedral and Clérigos Tower. A must experience, is wine tasting around the famous Port wine cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia on the other side of the Douro.

Houses by the river in Porto

Best Time to visit

The best time to visit Porto is during the months of May and June, when the weather is inviting and pleasantly warm. Taking a dip in the ocean is a great choice, and during the nights you can stroll around the city. Mind you, hotel prices tend to be higher during high season. If you are travelling on a budget, you may want to consider off-season breaks (October to March), as winter is bearable due to the coastal climate. It’s always better to book in advance for best rates.

Budget Hotel Areas

Most of vacation choices, either if you are travelling on a budget or feel like over-spending, are located within the city center of Ribeira. For a budget choice, look for hotels close to the central boulevard of Avenida dos Aliados or Rua Arquitecto Marques Da Silva.

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Hotel Deals in Porto

8.1
Rating
€80
Avg. Price
★★★★★
HF Ipanema Park
Located 1 km from Serralves Museum, offers elegant rooms, free Wi-Fi and a rooftop bar with Porto views.
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8.4
Rating
€65
Avg. Price
★★★★
HF Fenix Porto
Situated 400 metres from Casa da Musica concert hall, offers spacious rooms, free Wi-Fi and a Bar with a range of sushi dishes.
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8.0
Rating
€52
Avg. Price
Situated in downtown Porto, offers wood furnished rooms,free Wi-Fi in public areas and an on-site restaurant.
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  • tours and sightseeing in porto
Skip the line, tours tickets, day trips and excursions, walking tours, river cruises, shows, concerts, sports, cultural & theme tours, food, wine, nightlife and much more.
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  • transfers to and from porto international airport
Book your transfer to and from Porto International Airport, private or shared, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with prices starting from €12.25 one way.
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  • world of discoveries tickets in porto
See the world through the eyes of Portugal’s great explorers, with this skip-the-line entrance ticket to Porto’s global discovery–themed museum. Price from €11.00.
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