Boost Your Visit With These Special Porto Tips

Portugal, Porto Guide (B): Boost Your Visit With These Special Porto Tips

Portugal has seen a huge boom in tourism the last few years and that’s partly thanks to the city of Porto. The northern city has fast become a beloved city break destination in Europe, due to its bohemian culture, scenic cityscape and famous port wine. Since it’s become so popular, you’ll have no problem finding a horde of articles and blog posts showing you what there is to see and do in Porto. So, instead I’ve decided to share some Porto tips that I think will help enhance your visit to this lively city.

Without doubt the most important landmark in all of Porto is the Douro River that flows through it. This means the city is divided in a sense, with the city centre on the north side and the city of Vila Nova de Gaia to the south. Yes, technically these are two different cities, but in essence they will feel like just one. That’s not to say they feel the same, as each side of the river has its own strengths and atmosphere.

Compared to the bustle of Porto, Gaia has a more calm atmosphere to it, especially as you steadily descend to the waterfront on the Teleferico de Gaia cable car. As for waterfront views, I much prefer the one from Gaia as you get to look across as the city stacks on top of itself. Down on the Gaia waterfront you also have access to all of the port wine warehouses, so you can sample all of the local drops. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Boost Your Visit With These Special Porto Tips
Guide Location: Portugal » Porto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Dom Luis I Bridge   Sao Bente Train Station   Cathedral   Clerigos Church   Miradouro da Vitoria   Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar monastery   Miramar   Chapel of Senhor da Pedra  
Author: David Johnston
Read it on author's website: http://www.travelsewhere.net/porto-tips/