The second largest city in Portugal, Porto was chosen as “The City to Visit This Year” by Forbes in 2017. Located by the River Douro, the city was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.
Porto captivates her visitors with its historic legacy, salubrious food, wine, and friendly locals. Visionary architects have showcased their skills with the modern designs of Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Rem Koolhaas’ and Casa da Música. The soaring towers, baroque cathedrals and fountain speckled gardens will surely leave you fascinated.
Porto is known for its port wine which is best savoured on the rolling backstreets of the city. With its steakhouses, brunch cafes, wine cellars and beer bars; it’s always bon appetit in Porto.
The best time to visit: May – September
Must visit places: Foz do Douro, Church of Santa Clara, Casa da Música
Top things to do: Douro river trip, sample port wine, climb Porto bridge