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Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour
"Get beneath the skin of Porto Portugal’s impressive 2nd city on a half-day walking tour that takes in the most emblematic monuments of the city center and discovers lesser known attractions.Meet your local guide on Praça dos Leões to see the Bank of Tiles. Then go to the stunning Igreja do Carmo (Carmelitas Church) part of a 17th-century convent with a classical façade. Stop at the Lello Bookshop one of the most beautiful book stores in the world
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Walking Tour: Ribeira Porto and Wine Tasting
"In this tour you have the opportunity to admire the beauty of this city with its Celtic and Moorish beginnings. You will be starting at Avenida dos Aliados and head up to the area of the Clerics. Along the way visiting the Tower and Church of the Clergy and passing by the famous Lello bookshop.Continue your tour to the Palacio da Bolsa Stock Exchange Palace and the Porto Cathedral the oldest surviving structure in the city. See the Church of St Francis a wonderful example of Gothic architecture. Its interior elaborate gilt work
From EUR38.00
 
Walking Tour: Ribeira Porto and Wine Tasting
"In this tour you have the opportunity to admire the beauty of this city with its Celtic and Moorish beginnings. You will be starting at Avenida dos Aliados and head up to the area of the Clerics. Along the way visiting the Tower and Church of the Clergy and passing by the famous Lello bookshop.Continue your tour to the Palacio da Bolsa Stock Exchange Palace and the Porto Cathedral the oldest surviving structure in the city. See the Church of St Francis a wonderful example of Gothic architecture. Its interior elaborate gilt work
From EUR38.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Porto

Dog poo everywhere

Porto's main drawback is - imho - the dirt on the streets. There's dog poo everywhere - on the streets, the plazas, the pavements, even in the parks. I've hardly seen a dirtier city. So mind your step...
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King_Golo
Aug 19, 2014

Getting Lost

Porto, like Lisbon, is a bloody maze in places. I gave up on some of the architecture walks because I just couldn't find the places marked on the map. Roads just disappeared, replaced by staircases or...
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antistar
Dec 15, 2013

Well Fed Pigeons

The obvious problem with well fed pigeons is not the feeding, but the result after the digestive process. This woman thought it was her lot in life to provide bread to these flying rats so that they...
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Roadquill
Dec 19, 2012

Steps to the River Front

Actually we considered this a good problem. The steps down to the river front shops and restaurants are steep and plentiful. It made for a good work out, but also one has to realize that you don't...
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Roadquill
Dec 19, 2012

The Porto Bug

Once in Porto, beware of the Porto Bug. This harmful little animal can bite you and contaminate for the rest of your life, so, be careful. And not to mention if you are “unlucky” to meet the great...
Redang
Feb 03, 2012

CONMEN IN THE STREET

You are looking at a conman. There are 2 types in Porto. The most prevalent are the 'Car Parking Helpers'. They stand in the only empty car parking space for miles and wave you in. As you get out of...
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DAO
Jan 04, 2010
 
 
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Steep streets

Some of the streets in Porto are very steep - OK walking down, but can be a bit of a problem for anyone with breathing difficulties walking back up. Also can be a problem for anyone with mobility...
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suvanki
Oct 13, 2009

Climate

I don´t know is this right place,but there was not enough room for this in packing list.And this is some kind of warning:Don´t think there´s allways hot at summer.We were little surpriced how cold the...
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Turska
Jul 25, 2009

Wine + heat = §$%&/()

In case you go for tasting the very tasty Port, think that you most probably first feel the alcohol when getting out of the house into the heat of the streets. And there are many places to taste the...
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gubbi1
Apr 02, 2007

Mind your step!!

Lots of building work going on in the city. I know it will improve the place but until then it is a nuisance. Just be careful where you walk as the drivers do not like to give way for pedestrians. ...
nhcram
Jan 09, 2007

Driving

Its not so much of a danger, more so advice. Driving in Porto is confusing (especially in the night). The roads are terribly marked, dark, one way. It took us a long long time to figure out where were...
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scootermclean
Apr 08, 2006

Car parkers

Normally 'car parkers', as we might call them, aren't very friendly if you don't give them a tip, even tough you don't need to give legally.Never give less than 0.10€ and you don't want to give more...
pel
Jul 03, 2003

Porto is a pacific town...

Porto is a pacific town, anyway as in all the other european cities you may be careful in the tourist points and in the train stations, as there are possibilities of robbery.
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diamond7
Jul 06, 2003

Top Hotels in Porto

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R. Santa Catarina 1347, Porto, 4000-457, Portugal
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Praca da Ribeira 1, Porto, Northern Portugal, 4050-513, Portugal
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Rua Tenente Valadim 146, Porto, Northern Portugal, 4100-476, Portugal
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Avenida da Boavista, 1466, (formerly Le Meridien Park Atlantic), Porto, 4100-144, Portugal
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Diogo de Macedo 220, Vila Nova de Gaia, Northern Portugal, 4400-107, Portugal
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Rua Ferreira Borges 101, Porto, Northern Portugal, 4050-253, Portugal
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Top Things to Do in Porto

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Ribeira

The river bank, or Ribeira, is a fine area to wander or relax. The more popular area of the Ribeira is along the river bank between São Francisco Church and the Ponte Dom Luis I. However, there are...
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Foz do Douro

A fine half-day trip is to make your way to Foz do Douro, the posh section of town adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. In this area, there are beaches, as well as walkways and piers that get you right up...
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Ponte Dom Luis

This massive iron bridge is the one you're most likely to cross on the way to Vila Nova de Gaia and back. The bridge was designed by a protege of Gustav Eiffel, so if the iron work looks a bit...
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Boat Tours

A fine place to go on a hot day is on the river. Boat tours last anywhere from one hour to multiple days. If you would like to take a longer river tour upriver to Regua or Pinhão, inquire at the...
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Oporto Wine

Most port wine places do visits. I visited Krohn and sampled two wines [ enough for me ] . The port takes ten years to mature. There are about 50 port facturies in Porto. Some by the river and some up...
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Se Cathedral

Porto's Cathedral, or Sé, is proudly hailed by city residents from the dawn's early light to the twilight's last gleaming (and no doubt at night, too). The Romanesque Cathedral was built in the 12th...
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Redang

"Porto"
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suvanki

"Spring and Port Wine!"
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IneXisTenZ

"PORTO"
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antistar

"A Fine Port"
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"Porto"
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