Insider Information about Porto

1. Must do list:

  • Eat a Francesinha
  • Watch the view from Cais de Gaia or Serra do Pilar
  • Visit a Port Wine Cellar
  • Visit a pastry shop (pastelaria) and eat at least one Pastel de Nata
  • Walk up the Clérigos Tower
  • Visit Casa da Música
  • Visit Livraria Lello (world’s most beautiful bookshop)
  • Take a Douro river boat tour (with excellent views to Ribeira – Unesco World Heritage)
  • Visit Serralves (Modern Art Museum and Gardens)

    2. What to visit in Porto:

    • Sightseeing and walking tours
    • Wine Cellar tours (e.g. Sandeman)
    • Casa da Música
    • Parque da Cidade (city park)
    • Castelo do Queijo (by the sea)
    • Serralves – Modern Art Museum and Gardens
    • Ribeira do Porto
    • Palácio da Bolsa
    • Cadeia da Relação (Photography Museum)
    • Livraria Lello (world’s most beautiful bookshop)
    • São Bento Train Station (to see the 20,000 tiles that decorate its walls)
    • Igreja do Carmo (Carmo Church with beautiful tilled facade)

      3. Great places to eat:


             Pastry (Pastelaria)

               Petiscar – small food/snacks

                Portuguese traditional food

                  Portuguese Fine Dining

                4. Great locations for a view or sunset



                    5. General info:

                        Tourism Office (Recommended routes, Discover, Events, etc)
                        R. Clube dos Fenianos 25, 4000-407 Porto, + 351 223 326 751

                        Public transportation
                        Bus/Tram – STCP
                        Subway – Metro

                        Police Office
                        Rua Clube dos Fenianos, nº 19
                        Tel.: 222092006,

                        Taxi (Uber also available)    

                    • Raditaxis: +351  22 507 39 00
                    • Taxis Invitcta: +351 225 076 400 / +351 912 301 251
                    • Taxis Porto: +351 22 099 7336
                    • Taxis do Porto:+351 911 907 533

                          Taxi App Porto

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