What to do in Porto

My first trip of 2019 was Porto. My boyfriend and I spent four lovely days in the beautiful Portuguese city. Despite the rain, we enjoyed everything the city has to offer. Eager to book a trip to the Portuguese city? Let me tell you what to do in Porto!

What to do in Porto
What to do in Porto

Porto is crossed by the Douro river, making it the ideal place to take a stroll and enjoy the seaside views. On the river, a lot of colorful boats are floating, in which you can take a trip. On the quay, you’ll find a lot of cozy restaurants with all kinds of different cuisines. When we were in Porto, it was unfortunately too cold and rainy to sit on a terrace, but it seems wonderful to sit here in the summer!

What to do in Porto

Throughout the city, you’ll find a lot of churches and others buildings with blue-tiled walls, which are ideal for stunning Instagram-pictures! You can also admire these beautiful tiles in Sao Bento train station, as you can see on the picture above.

Enjoy the stunning views

Although you’ll enjoy a stunning view from atop the famous Luis-I bridge, I definitely preferred the view from the cathedral. Up here, it was very quiet, so we took a moment to enjoy all the colorful roofs of the city. On the bridge itself, you’ll find a lot of viewpoints. 

View in Porto
What to do in Porto

Potter in Porto

If you’re a Potterhead or just really into books, than you have to visit the Livraria Lello bookshop. According to the legend, that this store was the inspiration for J.K Rowling’s Hogwarts. It is therefore not surprising that you’ll find a lot of special editions of the Harry Potter books in the store!

Let’s end with the best thing about traveling: food! Whenever you’re in Porto (or Portugal in general), you should definitely try out some Pasteis de Nata. These warm pastries are truly delicious and a must-try. Luckily, you’ll find them at every street corner at a very low price. Next to these sweet treats, you should also try some tapas. We took a cheese and charcuterie plate at All In Porto and it was de-li-cious!

What to do in Porto

As you can see, we really enjoyed the beautiful city. I would definitely recommended Porto for a small getaway!

Have you ever been to Porto?

Love, Eva

15 thoughts on “What to do in Porto

    1. Heel leuk om te lezen! Een fado avond hebben we helaas niet kunnen doen wegens tijdsgebrek, maar het lijkt me heel speciaal om eens mee te maken πŸ™‚

  1. er gaat niets boven een goede pasteis de nata! Zo lekker!! Ze verkopen hem sinds kort ook bij de Lidl hier zag ik! Ideaal. Ik ben al vaak in Portugal geweest maar nog nooit in Porto, het lijkt me een prachtige stad!

  2. Nog niet geweest. Wel al diverse malen Olhos d’Agua bezocht (Algarve). Als ik zo je foto’s zie en je enthousiaste verhaal lees – zeker terwijl jullie slecht weer hebben gehad – lijkt het mij een hartstikke leuke bestemming om naartoe te gaan.

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