38 Unmissable Things To Do In Porto Portugal


We have put together a Porto travel guide covering all the best things to do in Porto. From the highlights to the slightly offbeat.

If you happen to be short on time, we’ve compiled this fabulous two days in Porto itinerary here, so you don’t have to miss a thing.

Torre dos Clérigos

Visit the Torre dos Clérigos first when you arrive in Porto, as the view from the top of the tower is a great way to see the city’s layout and get your bearings before you head off to explore.

D. Luís I Bridge

The famous two-level bridge, designed by a protégé of Gustave Eiffel, was once the longest metallic arch bridge in the world.

Mercado Ferreira Borges

The iconic red building has been restored and transformed into the popular exhibition, events, and concert space – Hard Club.

Palácio de Bolsa Stock Exchange Building

The highlight of the palace, the Arab Room, is reserved for official functions. It is decorated in the exotic Moorish Revival style inspired by the Alhambra.

São Bento Railway Station

Where you can catch the train to the Douro Valley or take a day trip to other beautiful villages and towns in the region such as Braga, Guimarães, or if you have the time Viana do Castelo.

Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

Overlooking the city, Jardins do Palácio de Cristal is a mosaic of different gardens dotted with fountains and sculptures flanked by gorgeous trees.

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