Porto Vacations

With its Baroque and Romanesque churches, concert halls and museums, Porto, Portugal's second largest city, is both intriguing and charismatic. Located along the D'ouro river estuary on Portugal northern coast, the city has almost perfect year-round weather: great for taking a Port wine tour, golfing at one of the city's picturesque resorts such as ... Read more
Amarante or Miramar; or just strolling around the city admiring such architectural wonders such as: Gustave Eiffel's Dona Maria Bridge, Nicolau Nasoni's Clerigos Tower, Rem Koolhaas' Casa da Musica, or Siza Vieira's Serralves Museum.

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Porto and the North of Portugal is best in the summertime (May to September) when it’s sunny and warm with highs in the upper 60s and 70s Fahrenheit (upper teens and 20s Celsius). Temperatures are most ... Read more
comfortable on the coast since sea breezes cool things down; however, venturing inland can get quite hot. Festivals also abound in the summer, which can book up hotels that have inflated their rates for summer visitors. This area gets cooler and rainier as the months roll on into winter with highs in the 50s and 60s Fahrenheit (teens Celsius). The rains continue through April. However, if you don’t mind the drizzle, a visit might be well worth it since you’ll score big savings on your hotel.

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I loves it! The food was awesome, the the bus tours can get out all around the city and enables you to see good monuments. If you want to shop, ElCorteIngles is a must..

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this city is beautiful tranquil and worth the trip, from Croft Winery trying port wine, beautiful local artisan work, and food.

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Porto is a gorgeous, authentic and charming city, full of life and amazing food, not to mention the tasty Port wine of which they are a few of the famous cellars on the harbour quays. Enjoyed getting lost in the little narrow streets of the city, having a ridiculously cheap meal and trying the famous Francesinha dish, yes it’s full of calories but it’s delicious! If you are there for longer than a weekend I’d recommend renting a car to go explore the wine vineyards along the Douro river, was definitely one of my highlights!

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Miami, Florida, USA

Porto has exceeded all expectations. It’s an amazing city with culture, history, views, and food. The city is very manageable to walk around and has some very cool souvenirs. After spending three nights here I plan to come back soon fo a larger vacation in Portugal.

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Milano, Italia

Porto is much more than a Port and Port wine! look at my trip guide , with my favourite spots in and around the city https://www.trip.com/porto-is-much-more-than-a-port-claudio-se

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Porto is a little jewel on the douro river. The riverfront is full of very good restaurants, in which you can taste the famous wine. If you wanna buy it, i suggest a liquor store near the tower of clerigos. I suggest the visit of the palacio de boulsa and also the cathedral, and the covered market too

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Berlin, Germany

Porto may be one of my new favorite places. So chill and relaxed with a cute, quaint feeling but a robust food and wine culture deeply seated in European history. Perfect for a long weekend getaway!

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Póvoa de Varzim

Great place to live or visit.
Awesome for student life and night adventures!

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Stuttgart, Germany

nice city, good bars next to the river, good campground good to reach by bus,

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Pleasant Hill, California, USA

Porto is the place that Gayle mentions most often on trying to figure out a way to come back. The Douro river is gorgeous and with all the Port houses on one side of the river, there's more wine tasting and great food to be enjoyed. The Center City area is also cool and we only scratched the rich surface in the limited amount of time that we enjoyed here.

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