Porto Weekend Itinerary

Portugal, Porto Guide (B): Porto Weekend Itinerary

Though you could definitely live in Porto for six months and not get bored, you can enjoy the city’s highlights in one action-packed weekend. Here is how.

Start with quick bite on the popular walking street Rua Flores, where you can enjoy a coffee and custard tart at Nata Lisboa. There are plenty of other options if you are looking for a bigger breakfast. Rua Flores puts you in the perfect location to your first few stops of the day. After your fuel up, you’re less than 10 minutes away from the Porto Cathedral. It’s free to enter, and stunning inside and out. Because it’s so high compared to the surroundings, you can also get a pretty good view of the city from the courtyard of the cathedral.

Afterwards, you can go back up the street toward Saint Anthony’s Church Congregados. From that point, the street stretches toward the Church of Saint Ildefonso on the right and toward Clerigos Tower on the left. There are a couple of great places to get lunch near the Church of Saint Ildefonso so if hunger is already creeping in, hang a right. Just past the church, you’ll pass Santa Francesinha, where you can get the traditional Porto sandwich that gives the restaurant its name. On the same street is Casa Guedes, which I implore you not to miss. The no-frills kitchen makes the best pork sandwiches I’ve ever had. You can make it a long lunch and sit outside with a few beers. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Porto Weekend Itinerary
Guide Location: Portugal » Porto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Nata Lisboa   Rua Flores   Porto Cathedral   Saint Anthony’s Church Congregados   Church of Saint Ildefonso   Santa Francesinha   Casa Guedes   Clerigos Tower   Livraria Lello   Zenith Brunch and Cocktails Bar   Church of the Trinity   Taylor’s   Croft Port   Monastery of Serra Pilar   Porto’s Mercado do Bolhao  
Author: Ana Montano
Read it on author's website: http://www.gnometrotting.com/porto-weekend-itinerary/