- San Francisco Hotel MonumentoCampillo San Francisco, 3, 15705 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
recommended La Calle de las OstrasFor tasting oysters
recommended TuiTui is the border city with Spain, just search for the old town center, a very small center, but nice one. You'll find there good options for a decent meal, and obviously, the spanish tapas. Try the ... read morewine of this region which is tremendously good: alvariño / alvarinho ( in Portuguese).
recommended Viana do CasteloViana do Castelo is the major city north near the border with Spain and it's a beautiful city, worth a visit. A beautiful cathedral at the city highest point, with great views over the city, river and ... read moresea. City centre is beautiful. Once a year a medieval fair is organized at the city center! Great atmosphere and great chance to eat traditional food and drink a sangria or a ginginha ( dark cherry liqueur)!
- Ponte de Lima4990 ponte de limarecommended Ponte de LimaOn your way to Santiago, Ponte de Lima is one of the stop, it's a must see in north Portugal. A small medieval town, with the river crossing the city, lovely place to walk around and especially eat. ... read moreThey have some traditional dishes you should try: Papas de Sarrabulho and Rojoes. Heavy food to give you strenght to continue:)
- Tram Tour PortoRibeira till Passeio Alegrerecommended Tram Tour PortoTry the tram tour LIne 1 that goes from Infante (next to St Francisco church) till Passeio Alegre ( near Foz/ sea), it's worth the trip along the river.
- Livraria Lello & IrmãoRua das Carmelitas 144, 4050-161 Porto, Portugalrecommended Livraria Lello & Irmãoconsidered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, inspired harry potter's author when she lived in the city. a must see!
- Casa da musicaAv. da Boavista 4149recommended Casa da musicaThe most original contemporary building, a concert house. Worth a visit for its architecture value and originality, also has a nice restaurant.
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The whole downtown in Porto is great for walk around, great restaurants, bars, shops. The atmosphere is young and vivid, they will like for sure.
- Cais de GaiaAvenida Ramos Pinto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugalrecommended Cais de GaiaOn the south margin of Porto you will find Gaia. Here you will find the Port Wine Cellars are, uses where the famous Port wine is stored. Here you can also find typical and international restaurants. ... read moreEven if you are not in visiting the cellars, you should visit Cais de Gaia in order to get some amazing views of Porto.
- Museu de Arte Contemporânea de SerralvesRua Dom João de Castro 210, 4150-417 Porto, Portugalrecommended Museu de Arte Contemporânea de SerralvesOne of the most beautiful museums in Porto, it hosts an impressive contemporary art collection and has wonderful gardens.
- Cervejaria GazelaTv. Cimo de Vila 4recommended Cervejaria GazelaMy favorite hot dogs in the world. You will only see locals here, and I am not sure if the waiters speak english, but here is not much need. There is only a balcon and if you say one they will serve ... read moreyou the signature best seller dish, a kind of hot dog with hot sauce that is toasted in the end. I have never eaten anything similar before.
- Hotel B&B Porto CentroPraça da Batalha nº. 32/34 Porto Portugal 4000-101recommended Hotel B&B Porto CentroThis hotel is great. Very central, great staff and good rooms. I would say it almost seems 4 stars although it is a budget hotel.
recommended Café SantiagoOnce in Porto you need to eat a Francesinha. It is the local snack, and it is basically a portuguese croque-mousieur that includes, sausage, bread, beer sauce, steak, cheese, fries etc - basically it ... read moretastes like calories, but it is definitely a must have. Café Santiago in Porto serves the best one.
- Cies IsleVigo, Spain
recommended VigoHaving traveled all through Spain, I have to say that the region of Galicia is my absolute favorite! Vigo is the largest port city and the gateway to visit Cies Island. The great thing about this city ... read moreis that the people were wonderful, the food is considered the 'Best' in all of Spain, and the beaches remind me of Nice, without the crowds or expense. Traditional, cosmopolitan and scenery very different from other places in Spain make this a destination that must be seen!Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
I loved Galicia! The greenest part of Spain, known as a foodie paradise. Head to Vigo and the next day hit Cies Isles. This island can be reached by ferry and was one of the most beautiful things I saw in Spain. Northern Spain is pretty fabulous, rent a car, if you can and drive through Asturias, all the way to San Sebastian. Stunning scenery!