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Porto, the second largest city in Portugal and one of the oldest in the country, enchants at the first sight. The city represents a mixture of old buildings with natural breathtaking landscapes, history, premier food and attractions for every public and tastes.

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

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The city of Porto, situated on the hillsides of the Douro River, is about 300 kilometers away from Lisbon, to the North of Portugal. Porto is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to numerous monuments and historic buildings. The city that gave its name to one of the most famous wines in the world has a lot to offer for tourists: the colorful houses and boats by the River Douro, the centuries-old buildings, charming alleys, the famous bridges that allow the contemplation of the city in various hours of the day, fine dining and much more. Meet Porto, the city with dozens of attractions and fascinating landscape that enchants tourists from all over the world.

 

 
Porto
Porto, Portugal

Language: Portuguese

Currency: Euro
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How to get to Porto:


Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
São Bento Station
Campanha Railway station
Rede Expressos
 
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Where to stay in Porto:


Porto is not so big but has an amazing offer of hotels and hostels at great prices. The main recommendation is to stay in the city center, but there are also several good options close to subways or other sights. If you stay in the central region, you will be able to explore a lot of things by foot and will be in the heart of the city. Choose a hotel or hostel near the Avenida dos Aliados or Batalha, to ensure a prime location. The area of Ribeira which is near the River Douro is very pleasant to walk around and a good option to stay too. Another option is to stay in Vila Nova de Gaia, across the river. From there, you will have a beautiful view of the city and will still be near the cellars that produce the famous Port wine.

 

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There are several options for getting around the city, either the public transportation which is easy and economical, or even walking, especially if the weather is cooperating. In Porto attractions are situated very close to each other, which allows explore the city streets by foot, and this will give you a unique experience, rich in details. However, you can choose between subway, bus, electric tram or even taxi to get around the city.

 

The metro network in Porto is quite modern and consists of six underground lines connecting not only the main points of Porto but also Gaia, the town across the Douro River. Using subway in Porto is a great option to move between any point in the city.


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    You will need to buy the "Andante", which is a card used in any of the public transport in the city. There are two types of the card: Andante Azul (occasional) and Andante Gold (monthly). For example, if you plan to stay less than 1 month, your choice should be Azul. After activating the card, you just go charging it in any of 800 points around the city.

 

In Porto there are several bus lines (autocarros, as they are known there) functioning by day and night. On the website of Public Transport Society of Porto (STCP) is possible to know all the lines and also plan your trip.

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    You will need to buy the "Andante", which is a card used in any of the public transport in the city. There are two types of the card: Andante Azul (occasional) and Andante Gold (monthly). For example, if you plan to stay less than 1 month, your choice should be Azul. After activating the card, you just go charging it in any of 800 points around the city.

 

Porto was the first city in the Iberian Peninsula to have a tram system. The network of trams is constructed by three lines in operation from 8 am to 20:55. The trams run through the most emblematic areas of the city. This type of transport is very suitable for tourists.

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    Single ticket (valid for one way): € 2.50.
24 hours ticket: € 8.00 (adult) and € 5.00 (child). The tickets can be purchased inside the vehicle.

 

The taxi stands in Porto are typically located in the most central and shopping streets, as well as in the main places of interest. It is important to remember that the taxi service can also be requested by telephone.

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    Approx. € 5 to € 7 per ride in the historic center.

 

 

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There is no time of year considered bad for visiting the city that lies on the banks of the Douro River. However, the best time to go to Porto is between May and June and in September, with ideal mild temperatures for outdoor excursions. July and August are considered the hottest months with less rain. The more quiet time, when it comes to tourist movement, is from March to May or from September to the end of October. But remember that there is more rainfall from September.

 

 

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