What to do in Porto? 5 tips
Porto is a unique place. The second city of the country -for many, the first- has a series of points that make it irresistible to visit. A river with a lot of history; the connection with the sea in Foz do Douro, a tradition recognized worldwide with the exporting wineries of Porto; green spaces with wide views, such as the gardens of the Crystal Palace; a cosmopolitan movement and unique monuments of national culture.
That’s why a getaway is perfect at any time of the year. However, summer, with its long days, invites you to relax in Porto. With that in mind, we suggest some things you must do and visit in the north of Portugal. Ready to discover what to do in Porto?
Enjoy the scenery in Ribeira do Porto
Tourist area par excellence, it is also here where you can admire the inspiring landscapes of Porto’s cellars. Bustling, with cultural animation, Ribeira has a wide range of restaurants. Take a walk along the river and take a break to enjoy the architecture of the Dom Luís I Bridge. Add a cocktail or a soft drink, we guarantee that your summer will be a success!
Relax in the city park
A large green space in the heart of Porto. The City Park extends to the municipality of Matosinhos and is full of hidden spaces that invite family moments, picnics, naps or simply relaxing afternoons reading a book. The small watercourses that fill the park are an excellent alternative for those looking to cool off at the beach. Here you can also work out or ride a bicycle.
Fall in love with the historic centre
The Historic Centre of Porto, next to the Cathedral, is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Along with cosmopolitan restaurants, it is possible to find the authenticity of the city, with old houses and true neighbourhood life. Take a walk around the area, take your camera to enjoy the views from the Vitória viewpoint and end the afternoon enjoying the sunset from das Virtudes Garden. In this area, in addition to the multicultural gatherings, there are modern and traditional bars which offer drinks and snacks at tempting prices.
Feel the sea breeze in Foz
The sea is always inspiring. In the Foz do Douro area, the various beaches on Brazil avenue invites you to stroll. A lavish area for sports, hiking and cycling, the beaches of Foz have a charm, where you can enjoy cocktails and light meals overlooking the tides. Be sure to take a look at Fort Castelo do Queijo, which delimits the cities of Porto and Matosinhos.
Nightlife in Porto
Speechless. Porto’s nightlife is a true melting pot of nationalities, with music for all tastes. The Cândido dos Reis Street and the Galleries of Paris stand out. Summer days rhyme with outdoor dancing!
Where to stay in the centre of Porto?
In the city centre, Grande Hotel do Porto is close to the main tourist attractions, with the added value of being able to visit the city centre on foot. The transport networks in the area also take you easily anywhere, from Foz to the Airport.
Come and stay in one of the oldest hotels in the city, with all the comfort and refinement. We are waiting for you at Grande Hotel do Porto. Book now ! The Grande Hotel do Porto team is waiting for you to share more suggestions and tips on what to do in Porto.