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Porto Holiday Guide

Portugal’s second-largest city captivates visitors with its rich history, award-winning wines and grand architecture.

Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Europe’s oldest and best-preserved cities. Set upon the steep banks of the Douro River, the city blends Old World charm with a passion for fine wines.

For a look into the grandeur of Porto’s past, tour the ornate Palácio da Bolsa, the city’s 19th-century neoclassical stock exchange. Next door, you’ll find the Gothic Igreja de São Francisco. In contrast to the church’s dark exterior, the interior is almost entirely covered in gold leaf.

Walk up the hill or take the cable-car railway to admire the uniquely Portuguese mosaics called azulejos that adorn the cloister walls of the Sé do Porto and the nearby São Bento Train Station. Be sure not to miss the bookstore Livraria Lello & Irmão, a Porto institution considered one of the most beautiful shops in the world.

Closer to the Douro, step back in time as you wander the narrow passages of the Ribeira district. The buildings in this medieval neighborhood are old and colorful, and the streets teem with people. Enjoy Porto’s signature culinary delights, tripas à moda (a tripe dish) or francesinha (a meat sandwich drenched in a beer sauce) at one of the many restaurants along the river.

No trip to Porto is complete without experiencing port, the wine named after the city. Learn about the history of the wine trade at the Port Wine Museum. Cross the towering Luís I Bridge to visit the area’s many Port wine cellars. For a small fee, you can tour the cellars and sample some of the region’s best wines. If you have a few hours, cruise down the river on a rabelo (wine cargo boat) to gaze up at the terraced vineyards that line the hills.

Driving in Porto is not recommended. Instead, use the extensive metro, tram and bus networks. Be aware that many of the narrow lanes in Port’s older districts are accessible only by foot. This allows ample opportunity to study architecture and local culture as you explore the area.


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Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira

Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira

Rua do Infante D. Henrique, 1, Porto
4.3
of 5, from 304 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Centro / Baixa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Church of Sao Francisco and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£55
OPOHotel Porto Aeroporto

OPOHotel Porto Aeroporto

Rua do Hotel Pedras Rubras, 99, Maia
4.9
of 5, from 37 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Maia, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from MAR Shopping and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Quinta de Santa Cruz Winery. Maia Welcome Center and Maia Zoo are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£95
Mercure Porto Centro Hotel

Mercure Porto Centro Hotel

Praca Da Batalha 116, Porto
4.1
of 5, from 340 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Centro / Baixa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Porto Coliseum and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£113
The House Ribeira Porto Hotel

The House Ribeira Porto Hotel

Rua Infante Dom Henrique, 26, Porto
4.6
of 5, from 156 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Centro / Baixa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of House of the Prince and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£55
Park Hotel Porto Aeroporto

Park Hotel Porto Aeroporto

Avenida do Aeroporto, 241, Maia
4.0
of 5, from 149 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of MAR Shopping, Quinta de Santa Cruz Winery, and Maia Zoo. Maia Welcome Center and Lidador Tower are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£112
Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa

Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa

Rua Tenente Valadim, 146, Porto
4.5
of 5, from 215 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Porto hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Bessa Stadium and Casa da Musica. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£161
Torel AvantGarde

Torel AvantGarde

Rua da Restauraçao, 336, Porto
5.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Massarelos, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Soares dos Reis National Museum, Museum of Port Wine, and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Casa da Musica are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£104
Eurostars Porto Douro

Eurostars Porto Douro

Avenida Gustavo Eiffel 22, Porto
4.5
of 5, from 34 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Centro / Baixa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dom Luis I Bridge and Sandeman Cellars. Porto Cathedral and Museum of Port Wine are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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