Discover the neighborhoods of Porto
Located on the banks of the Duoro River, Porto is the workhorse of Portugal, while Lisbon gets all the glamour. However, visitors to this underappreciated ancient city will quickly learn that the picturesque landscape and the soaring arches of the Dom Luis Bridge are just the beginning of Porto’s infinite charm. The city is served by Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport, which is just a few kilometers from the city center and surrounded by plenty of accommodations.
Porto’s city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to many examples of historic architecture that dates back to the 15th century. The Old City is home to famous landmarks such as the stunning Palacio de Bolsa, with an intricately decorated Arab Room that is a favorite among visitors. The Romantic Museum, or Museo Romantico, is home to stunning 19th century furnishings and some of the most beautiful collections in Europe.
The churches of Porto cover the span of several centuries and architectural styles. Among these is the Santo Ildefonso Church, with a unique architecture and a façade covered in stunning blue tiles.
A visit to Porto must include a cruise along the river Duoro, which is a silent but important part of life in Porto, and a visit to a port wine cellar is a must-see. Port is Porto’s most noteworthy contribution to the world of wines, and most port cellar tours are a great way to learn more about this important part of this city’s identity.
There’s a lot more to see and do in Porto, and the best way to discover what else this city has to offer in terms of attractions, landmarks, and hotels is by exploring the interactive map on this page.