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A Visit to Porto: The Invicta City of Portugal

Ketki Dongare Nov 30, 2019
Porto, Oporto, or Portus Cale, call it what you may! But it's a city you can't skip on your trip to Portugal. After all that's where Portugal gets its name from!

A Passage to Porto

Classic Romanesque cathedrals, buildings covered in Portuguese tiles, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Porto's every street, every alley, and every building will make you appreciate and admire the architecture of the city in wholesome.

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Lose yourself among the crowds of tourists and locals while enjoying the warm sunny day in Porto, walking on the sun-dabbled streets of the Ribeira District, with a gelato in hand. Sounds fun right!

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The first thing that comes to your mind when you see the Ponte Luís I Bridge is, it's huge!

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Walk across the bridge and be stunned by the classic view of Porto.  While you're taking a selfie for your Instagram, keep a watch for a metro as they pass over the bridge.

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Cruise in the sunset at the Duoro River in the rabelo boats of Porto, along the pastel colored Ribeira.
Home to the famous Port Wine, Porto offers Port tasting and cellar tours. Lounge back in one of Ribeira's balconies with a glass of Port Wine, admiring the beautiful sunset along the Duoro River.
The Sao Francisco Church, with its mix of Baroque style and Gothic architecture is an impressive monument of Porto and a must-see one!

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Leave Porto being a Wine expert! Vila Nova de Gaia is the wine trade city of Porto and holds of great importance. Bonus: Get the best views of the Ribeira District and the Dom Luis I Bridge from Vila Nova de Gaia!
If you are a Potterhead, you might feel at home! The Livraria Lello bookshop is an inspiration for various parts of Hogwarts, as J.K Rowling was in Porto while writing her first Harry Potter book.
Admire the cloister and treasury of Porto Cathedral, probably the best interiors seen in the city. But the city views from the square steal all the limelight!

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Take a peak at the Clerigos Church's tower from almost anywhere in the city.

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You would want to climb 240 steps of the Clerigos Tower and behold on the 360 degree vistas of the entire city of Porto.
What are now a heritage status of Porto, the pastel colored trams are the best way to travel to the charming and quintessential Foz district.
Gaze at the marvels of Porto at your own pace, at Palacio da Bolsa, a former stock exchange building of the city.
Head over to Rua de Miguel Bombarda for striking designs and creative artifacts. You'd want to buy the Rooster of Barcelos, the Portugal emblem as souvenirs for home!
Visit the smallest church of Porto perched n a rock at Praia do Senhor da Pedra at Miramar Beach. A Church amid a beach, sounds crazy right? But it's worth a visit! And then get surfing...
Grab a Francesinha: the little frenchie sandwich, layered with meat and bread and covered with yummy cheese. Saying it's mouthwatering, is just the beginning of its description! Wait till you taste it...