A metro train crosses the Dom Luiz bridge with the historic city of Porto beyond.

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Porto

Opening up like a pop-up book from the banks of the Rio Douro, edgy-yet-opulent Porto entices with its historic center and sumptuous food and wine.


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Things to Know

Make the most of your trip to perfect Porto with 13 insider tips on what you need to know before you book your vacation.

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Best Neighborhoods

From sightseeing to places to stay, get to know the vibrant city of Porto with this neighborhood guide.

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Day Trips

Porto is an ideal launch pad to visit other towns, cities and regions in northern Portugal. Here are five great day trips from Porto.

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Money and Costs

The top 13 ways to save money on a trip to Portugal's captivating northern city. Here's how to visit Porto on a budget.

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Transportation

Learn the best ways to get around the city, whether you’re looking for speedy service, eco-friendly travel or transport that offers panoramic views.

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5 Shops

Porto's best independent shops pull shoppers in some unexpected, quirky directions

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Spending Diaries

How to eat well, go sightseeing, get around and even take a day trip for under 300 euros.

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