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!
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!
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.
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!
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?