Are you an art lover? A total foodie? A nature enthusiast? A wine lover? Whatever you are looking for on your next trip, you will surely find it here in Porto! Here are some reasons why you should put Porto on top of your travel bucket list (but the list could go on forever).
Paradise called, you should come over
There are plenty of reasons to put Porto on the top of your travel bucket list. For starters, here you can find some of the best seafood the Atlantic Ocean has to offer.
Did you know that “Rio Douro” translates from Portuguese as “The river of gold”? It is said the Douro river was given this name because of the golden shimmer of the sun on the water. They were spot on!
Portuguese Craft Beer
Many people visit Porto because they want to know more about the famous Port wine that makes us all so proud. But we wonder if they know that the beer is the drink that fuels this city daily.
If you like to challenge yourself in every new city to visit the highest structure, let us tell you that in Porto that means climbing the famous Clérigos Tower. The Clérigos Tower was built between 1754 and 1763 and rises 75.6 meters (248 feet) high above the city of Porto. No other spot in Porto gives you a 360-degree view of the city.
Parque da Cidade
Slowly walking in Porto’s biggest public garden with over 80ha is wonderful!
Some of the best petiscos (regional appetizers) such as sausages, cheese, mushrooms, Portuguese clams (#bolhãopatostyle) cooked in butter, olive oil and parsley…. we could go on for hours listing all of our favorite petiscos. Actually, we created a poll on our Facebook page to find out which petisco is your favorite. Check it out.
If you can’t wait to go back to Porto, here’s a local tip: Porto presents visitors with a winning combination when it comes to shopping: quality products and affordable prices. Whether its food, books, or jewelry, we can promise you that Porto has you covered.
Portuguese wine cannot be considered one product but a whole range of products. In spite of the small size of the country, its several micro-climates allow for the production of wines as light as “vinho verde” or as generous as Port wine. Portugal has been winning quite a few awards on its wines. Despite being a small country, Portugal has a very interesting variety of wines. From the untranslatable “vinho verde” – a fresh fruity wine from the north – to the wines from the demarcated region of Douro (where Port also comes from), to wines from the warmer and flatter Alentejo region in the south; Portugal has enough variety (with quality) to please all wine preferences.
If you want authentic, Porto is the place to go. No tie or coat is required. When the time is right, we’ll be here with arms wide open.
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Taste Porto Foodie Team