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    Porto is an incredible city. I honestly didn't know what to expect when I first chose it - it was actually an afterthought as part of a trip to Lisbon, but I wound up loving it more. It is definitely rough on the knees, as pretty much everything is uphill and on cobblestones, but worth it for the views over the Douro. I'll admit, one of my favorite things was just to cross the Ponte Dom Luis and go to all the port lodges. Quite a treat. Great night life, great people - super friendly!!!

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  • Porto
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    This city is an amazing one!! I loved the food, the people, music, the wine, all !!!
    You have the river crossing the city and separate her in two parts Vila nova de Gaia and the other part.
    This is an awesome city.
    You will lover her. You can eat cheap and drink too. The purchasing power is very low.
    I visited the city in one day and I think in two days you can see all.

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  • Porto

    If you're heading to Lisbon, definitely make an effort to make the 3 hour train trek to Porto. More stunning vistas, old world feel, and port, or course!

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  • Porto
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    Porto is the best travel destination! Full with history, culture and such nice people. Don't forget to taste the wines.

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  • PortoPro 2014
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    Porto is the place that Gayle mentions most often on trying to figure out a way to come back. The Douro river is gorgeous and with all the Port houses on one side of the river, there's more wine tasting and great food to be enjoyed. The Center City area is also cool and we only scratched the rich surface in the limited amount of time that we enjoyed here.

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  • Porto
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    Amazing city with lot of cultural spots. Fantastic wine and views. The sunset over the city is to die for. Great architectural landmarks and awesome boat trips. Totally recommend it for everyone that loves to contact with people, since everyone is really friendly.

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  • PortoPro 2014
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    Handpainted tiles are amazing elements throughout the city, in church facades, houses, old train stations!

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  • PortoPro 2014
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    A gritty, work-hard city with a lot of character and atmosphere. Also the home of port wine. Fun student-driven nightlife.

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  • Porto

    Second cities win every time for me; there's always a misplaced energy that is lost in every capital.

    I see smatterings of visitors, but a more authentic type of place where locals still outweigh tourists.

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  • Porto

    Porto is a place of unlimited possibilities In the day you can walk around the city and see the sights, in the nighttime, after a long dinner with new friends, you will definitely drink too much wine. You will let your guard down, and some creepy eighteen year old Brazilian boy will definitely take advantage of you. You will wake up at 2AM beside this total stranger in a bed that is not yours. Your horror will be inexpressible. The following days will be tainted with shame. You will walk the beautiful streets of Porto, poking into the giant old Cathedrals. While others tourists are taking pictures of the many golden Jesuses mounted on the walls, you will find yourself asking for forgiveness. Or guidance. But you know what you have to do.

    You feign confidence as you ask the Portuguese pharmacist for Plan B. You correct her as she begins to give you directions to a night club that, coincidentally, is also called Plan B. Eventually you get the drugs. You take the pills. They're probably not necessary from a medical standpoint but they are symbolic. They are erasers. And you need a blank page.

    Your trip has only just begun. There is much of left write.

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    One of the most beautiful places I have been to in Europe. Great people, tasty food and amazing port wine

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  • Porto

    a fabullous destination for crising onthe douro river stunning views of the city and of course you have to visit the port wine lodges very interesting inddee The food is delicious my favourite place was a retuarant that is called the railway converted from an old railway station and yes ladies you have very stylish shopping here opporto is very famous for designer shoes and handbags

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  • Porto

    Porto is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and is wildly underrated as a travel destination. Its rich history manifests through architectural masterpieces (churches, castles etc) and commercial ventures, namely the many port wine houses that dot the southern bank of the Douro. Lose yourself in winding cobblestone streets, and then find yourself again after that first bite of bolinhos bacalhau (codfish balls, a specialty).

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  • Porto

    Another hilly city in Portugal, Porto seemed like a newer version of Lisbon. Great culture and people here, too. And Porto is more laid out in a grid fashion, which makes it easier to walk without getting lost among the streets.

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  • Porto

    Morei dois meses em Portugal e, dentre todos os locais que conheci, sem dúvida, Porto foi o melhor deles.. A região próxima à ponte Dom Luis I oferece diversas cavas de vinho muito boas, além de inúmeros bares e restaurantes (recomendo o no pé da ponte "Cais de Guindais", muito bom!).. Para a noite a região de "Clérigos" tem vários bares e baladas e muita gente nas próprias ruas.. Para hospedar, Hotel da Bolsa mostrou como um belo custo-benefício.. Recomendo imensamente conhecer a cidade e pretendo, inclusive voltar lá..

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    Porto Portugal attractions an overview

    Porto is a historical city in northern Portugal, that is located along the banks of the river Douro. Porto, one of the major urban ares in the Iberian peninsula is declared as a World heritage site by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1996. For a tourist, Porto is a must see city in Europe. The city itself is an incorporation of modern life and history. Above all, the river Douro and its peripheral regions offer a great value for the trip. Porto Portugal attractions are an important part of tourism in Portugal.

    Why to go to Porto?
    Diversity is the face-mark of Porto Portugal tourism. Porto support both urban and rural tourism. Some of the features of Porto tourism are as follows: Dense forests, mountain ranges, beaches along the cost of Atlantic Ocean, a great National Park (Penenda Geres), world heritage center, Port wine and Cellars, twenty five different types of museums and prehistoric rock carvings in Coa and Pusinho valley. These are some general Porto Portugal attractions.

    The best time to go to Porto?
    As a matter of fact, tourism in Portugal is good to do both in Summer and winter. However, the tourism activities will vary depending upon the season you choose. Portugal generally features a Mediterranean or sub Mediterranean climate. While considering other European countries, winter is mild and summer is hot in Portugal. July and August will be hot in Porto, so better choose a month before or after this. During winter it rains a lot in Porto. So, plan your trip depending upon the seasonal activities.

    Getting there and around
    Porto airport is located almost six miles away from Porto city. Tourists from Europe can find direct flight to this airport. Rent a car, buses, trams, metro, sightseeing Porto tours and trains are other facilities to go around Porto. However, the cheapest way to go around is public transport. Metro is accessible directly from the airport. One can buy and charge tickets from airport itself. One can buy metro cards in two ways: directly from the tourism office or ticket machines. If you are buying metro tickets from Airport tourism office don´t forget to buy “Porto Card”. Porto card is issued by Porto tourism department and is a good way to cut your traveling and visiting expenses.

    Best Porto Portugal attractions
    Some of the best Porto Portugal attractions are as follows: five bridges (Ponte D. LuisI, Ponte da Arrábida, Freixo Bridge, Maria Pia Bridge), Sightseeing tours (full day half day, selected Porto tours, Aveiro sightseeing, Minho sightseeing tours), Architecture, historical center, Port wine cellars etc.

    For more details visit: holidaytourisminportugal.blogspot.com

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  • Porto
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    Firstly I live in porto now :) so if you like ocean if you like river and like that you have to visit porto :)

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  • Porto

    Porto is such a lovely city. So photogenic and authentic.

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    nice city, good bars next to the river, good campground,

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    Absolutely fantastic!!! Nothing in the world is going to be better

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With its baroque and romanesque churches, concert halls and museums Porto, Portugal's second largest city, is both intriguing and charismatic. Located along the D'ouro river estuary on Portugal northern coast, the city has almost perfect year-round weather: great for taking a Port wine tour, golfing at one of the city's picturesque resorts such as Amarante or Miramar; or just strolling around the city admiring such architectural wonders such as: Gustave Eiffel's Dona Maria Bridge, Nicolau Nasoni's Clerigos Tower, Rem Koolhaas' Casa da Musica, or Siza Vieira's Serralves Museum.

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