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  • 1. Porto is the city of the famous Porto Wine

    Porto's most famous attractions are its wine and its river (the bridges that cross it, the boats that sail it...). You can experience both of them by taking a river cruise that goes all the way to the...

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  • 2. Life in the street

    And here's yet another one of those Port wine advertisements. There are way too many wine caves to visit, but if you're feeling especially energetic you can visit them all. I only saw 3. They all...

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  • 3. Back Streets

    Porto has some wonderful narrow old back streets around the medieval heart of the city down towards the river. Some of them area a little scary and...

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  • 4. Henry the navigator was born in Porto.

    Henry the navigator who was the most important person in Portugal when it came to discovering the new world was born in Porto in 1390.He later moved to southern...

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  • 5. Riberia District, the waterfront of Porto

    If you enjoy sitting along the waterfront and eating, then the Riberia District in Porto is the place for you. But be warned the prices are NOT cheap, some of...

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  • 6. Bridges of Porto

    Porto, build along the estuary of the river Duoro and the sea, once a town that was serviced by boats and ferries between the old town of Porto and the newer...

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  • 7. A walk along Avienda dos Aliados (main street)

    The Avienda dos Aliados where the Porto City Hall stands is a VERY WIDE boulevard that surprised us. After just having left one of the crowded shopping areas a...

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  • 8. Walking to Ribeira

    From the center of the upper town, the Se and the train station, you can access the lower port area and Ribeira. It is just a question of finding the stairway...

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  • 9. Churches, Igreja de Sao Francisco

    Igreja de Sao Francisco is set back from the street and sits up above a set of switchback steps, so when you pass it is easy to miss with only the small...

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  • 10. Churches, Igreja de Sao Nicolao

    Interesting thing, as you can see from the second photo the church had its doors open, but inside it was devoid of humans, totally empty, no priests, no...

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  • 11. Churches, Igreja dos Congregados

    We spent 3 nights in Porto and there were several "constants" in our lives there, the first was that you were either walking UP a hill or walking DOWN a hill...

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  • 12. Churches, Igreja de Sto Ildefonso

    I think it is a pity that by the time we reached this beautiful church, we were sort of "churched out", we had seen so many in the last week that we decided...

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  • 13. Churches, Capela das Almas

    When we walked (on Santa Catarina Street) past the Capela das Almas there was some type of ceremony inside so we enjoyed only the outside so as not to disturb...

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  • 14. Churches, the Se, inside

    The Se in Porto has its fair share of beautiful architecture and art inside as well as outside. Just a few photos that will give you an idea of what to expect....

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  • 15. Churches, the Se, Cloisters

    I think that one of the things that I most often photograph when we visit castles and churches are the columns and arched ceilings. Here in the Se of Porto it...

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  • 16. Churches, the Se outside

    As you approach the Se, from the train station, you can see the statue of NOssa Senhora de Vendoma guarding the approach. Entering the courtyard you find the...

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  • 17. "Queima das Fitas" - Festivity of the students

    "The Queima das Fitas (Portuguese for Burning of the Ribbons) is a traditional festivity of the students of some Portuguese universities." (source: Wikipedia)If...

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  • 18. Cheap internet

    If you need to use internet,there are internet-places (cafe is a wrong word-there´s no coffee) to use it.This one was cheapest one we wound at the time we were...

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  • 19. Climate

    We were little surpriced how cold the wind was.Even if I´m a Finn,I´m easily feeling cold,and I had not enough "warm"clothes.We were here when June turned to...

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  • 20. The Weather

    Something very useful for all travellers, the weather. Check these sites:- www.worldweather.org/003/c00003.htm-...

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  • 21. General Info

    * Gabinete de Turismo/Tourism DepartmentRua Clube dos Fenianos4000-174 PortoPortugal- Tel.: (+351) 22 339 34 70- Fax: (+351) 22 332 33 03- Internet:...

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  • 22. Governing the finances

    This is not exactly a tip, but a personal observation. In the photo is a pink building labeled "Brigada Fiscal" which I take to indicate that it is the offices...

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  • 23. The Multi-Colors at Mercado do Bolhão

    Whenever I do visit Mercado do Bolhão the very first thing that pops up are the multi-colors that my eyes catch whatever direction I look at. Lovely.Click here...

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  • 24. The Best Guide

    This Guide offers you the best and updated information about Porto. A good reference for you in this city is Pra?a Humberto Delgado, where is located the City...

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  • 25. divide between the rich and the poor

    Portugal more than most places in Western Europe still exhibits a big divide between the classes. You will see both mansions on the West and the poor tenement...

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