Old beautiful Porto behind the lens

{EN} No words can describe the beauty of this fascinating city, Porto. Porto is all about cobbled streets, beautiful old buildings, blue tiles, golden rooftops, warm people and views. Oh my god, the views here are absolutely incredible. Anytime is a perfect time to visit Porto and for so many reasons: food here is heavenly good, (port) wine is very sweet and sunsets are to fall in love with.

The best way to explore the city is on foot, get lost in the old city, fill your heart with inspiration and your phone with unique photos. Start your morning at São Bento train station, then stroll up to Livraria Lello (for book lovers), Igreja do Carmo, Torre dos Clérigos (climb the tower and see the entire city), Rua das Flores (full of cafes and restaurants), Miradouro da Vitória (hidden view point). And we saved the best for last. Lunch, coffee, wine or dinner, you choose since is booked at Caís da Ribeira where Douro River touch the city with the most iconic Porto bridge, Dom Luis I Bridge. We took the cable car and went up to the bridge for spectacular views downriver. Strolling over the bridge, we took so many pictures that you can`t imagine. On the opposite side, Vila Nova de Gaia, the place is known for best wine cellars (Porto Cruz, Sandeman, Touriga Vinhos), rooftops and most scenic views over old Porto houses.

To end up our adventure day in the city, we took a boat trip on Douro River for around 10eur/ticket. Perfect choice to relax and enjoy the last minutes of sun before heading up for dinner. Porto has a long list of very good restaurants and you just want to try all of them, some suggestions: Páteo das flores, Champ`s da Baixa Bistrô, Cantinho do Avillez (…and Zenith, best brunch spot in the city). Please don`t leave the city without buying a good bottle of Porto wine, a fine bottle of olive oil (try the Oliva&Co shop) and some tile souvenirs.

Porto remains so old, so unreconstructed, but genuinely pure and full of personality. We`ll show you why Porto should be your next city break!

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