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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
From EUR12.00
 
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
 
Private Tour: Porto City and Wine Tasting
"This driving tour begins with a breathtaking drive along the ocean passing the Cheese Castle (Castelo de Queijo) the trendy Foz district the Arrábida Bridge (Ponte da Arrábida) arriving to the centre where you will visit the Historic Centre Sé Cathedral Bolhão Market Santa Catarina shopping street
From EUR345.00

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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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...
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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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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 Arquitecto Marques da Silva 200, Porto, Northern Portugal, 4150-483, Portugal
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Top Things to Do in Porto

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Ribeira

A central point for any tourist trip to Porto, the Praca da Ribeira is a popular area, and with good reason. It sits directly on the river, and gives stunning views of the Dom Luis I bridge it sits...
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Boat Tours

Departing point for several cruises along the river, this quarter, close to Ribeira, is also being restored, and shows a clean and nice face to the river. Well, in the back there was still much work...
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Foz do Douro

First stop on my second day was a trip down to the old fishing village of Foz do Douro (Douro's End). I went to catch a fresh sea breeze and stare out into the Atlantic, across the vast nothingness to...
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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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Ponte Dom Luis

The Ponte Dom Luis I bridge wasn't built by Gustav Eiffel, even though it looks like it might have been. No, that is the more mundane Maria Pia Bridge a little further upriver. This magnificent...
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Se Cathedral

Built on solid rock the cathedral of Porto looks more like it was built to withstand a siege than to impress the faithful with ostentatious design, although it does have its Baroque moments within the...
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