10 Surprising things you should definitely do in Porto

Let’s explore the best things to do in Porto!

By now, you may already conclude that we are madly and deeply passionate about Porto. To help you make the most of your time here, we’ve put together a list of 10 surprising things you should definitely do in Porto. Let’s go!

#1: Watch the sunset at Passeio das Virtudes

Passeio das Virtudes is the go-to place for a romantic pink-and-orange sunset right on the Douro river. Grab some portuguese craft beers and lupini beans and enjoy the amazing view.

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#2: Go for a cured ham sandwich at Taxca

The place is unpretentious and intimate. Carnivores will be in their element as it’s all about the meat here. Don’t forget to order some glasses of the oh-so-typical espadal wine.

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#3: Enjoy the amazing scenic views at Miradouro da Vitória

This is a place not to be missed if you are visiting Porto. Watch the Douro river flow from afar and fall in love with the city again.

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#4: Take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean

And then enjoy the warm temperature and the rays of sunshine on your skin. Definitely one of our favorite things to do in Porto.

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#5: Order a 30-year tonic Port as dessert

What do you mean your mother doesn’t allow you to have alcohol for dessert? When in Porto, drink port!

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#6: Eat Tripas à Moda do Porto

It’s almost a foodie crime to visit a city and not taste its namesake dish.

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#7: Visit São Bento Train Station

It’s absolutely mindblowing what’s happening in this train station. Over 20,000 Portuguese tiles – “azulejos” – reflecting scenes from the history of Portugal – stretch from floor to ceiling. An unmissable thing to do in Porto.

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#8: Climb up Torre dos Clérigos

The tower was built between 1754 and 1763 and rises 75.6 meters (248 feet) high above the city. A total of 240 steep steps lie between you and the magnificent view at the top but we assure you that it’s worthy.

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#9: Visit Mercado do Bolhão (Bolhão Market)

The place is loud and fun and the ladies who work there are adorable. They are like food encyclopedias, seriously. They will tell you everything you need to know about the traditional culinary culture of Porto.

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#10: Join Taste Porto Food Tours for an authentic slice of local life

Still looking for things to do in Porto? Join Taste Porto Food Tours and discover that side of Porto that most tourists rarely see. Book your place today!

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Oooh this list could go on forever…

Yours truly,
Taste Porto Team

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