9 Historical Attractions You Can't Miss in Porto, Portugal

Portugal, Porto Guide (B): 9 Historical Attractions You Can't Miss in Porto, Portugal

If walls could speak, they would guide you to Porto. Porto is a city live with conversation and friendly faces living a simple life. Known as the birthplace of Porto wine, besides hitting the bottle, there is much history to seek and explore throughout the city. In fact, it's one of the most preserved cities in Europe, semi-untouched by mass tourism. If searching for something deeper during your travels, check out these nine historic spots in Porto. The sites and sounds, specifically to vino pouring into a glass, ignite a cultural experience that'll make you scream, "Oporto" and the desire to never return home.

Castles play a vital role in Portuguese history. Take a stroll alongside the castle walls that surround the city. Muralhas Fernandinas translates to, "castle walls from D. Fernando,” a 14th Century King. The castle was destroyed in the 18th and 19th Century and all that remains are these walls.

If walking isn't an option, explore Porto by tram. I prefer walking. It's the best way to see Porto. But, I suggest taking the trolly to Porto's seaside community known as "Foz do Douro." Constructed in 1895, the vintage trams have been restored, and the squeaks and squawks are loud but worth the experience and the 2.50 euros ticket.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 9 Historical Attractions You Can't Miss in Porto, Portugal
Guide Location: Portugal » Porto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Muralhas Fernandinas Castle Wall   Pergola de Foz   Lello's Bookshop   Carmo Church   Jóia da Coroa   São Bento Railway Station   Majestic Cafe   Sao Francisco Church  
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on author's website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/9-historical-attractions-you-cant-miss-in-porto-portugal