10 Unmissable Activities When You Visit Porto

Portugal, Porto Guide (B): 10 Unmissable Activities When You Visit Porto

The second largest city in Portugal – Porto – has always been a historic mercantile city and till today, is a busy industrial and commercial centre. Located in the north, Porto is not too far from Lisbon – only two and a half hours by train – and yet the two cities are contrasting in many ways. There has been a longstanding rivalry between the two cities that locals from Porto often joke, “In Porto, we work, so Lisbon can spend” 

Porto seems to be not only more industrious but also more traditional and yet bohemian. Still, the city is no less charming due to its unique blend of history, temperate climate, landscape and lifestyle, food and of course, port wine. While Lisbon is considered as an exciting city destination holiday in Europe for the past few years, Porto is now giving the capital a run for its money as THE place to travel.

The UNESCO World Heritage zone of Ribeira is dotted with ancient houses situated on narrow cobbled streets, restaurants and cafes while the Vila Nova de Gaia district is famed for their port wine cellars and wine tastings. Connecting both sides of the city is the Dom Luis I Bridge across the Douro River. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 10 Unmissable Activities When You Visit Porto
Guide Location: Portugal » Porto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Dom Luis I Bridge   Douro River   Calem   Bolhao Market   Sao Bento Railway Station   Livraria Lello   Dragao Stadium   FC Porto Museum  
Author: Kathleen Poon
Read it on author's website: https://www.katpegimana.com/destinations/portugal/10-unmissable-activities-when-you-visit-porto/