Before I visited Porto, I kept reading that it is an incredibly romantic city. What qualities a city to be romantic? The first time that I walked on the port, I understood. I think it has something to do with all the small bars, colourful buildings, weather-beaten tiles that adorn the facades, the constant cries of seagulls on the river, the stunning architecture, unique history, high pedestrian bridge that spans the river, cable cars moving slowly above the port distilleries, fishing boats, and more than a few vantage points to enjoy the skyline and surrounding countryside. Oh, and of course, the Fado music.
I was lucky to spend an entire month coworking and exploring in beautiful Porto with Unsettled. I highly recommend visiting the city for a long weekend break, or even better, an entire week. Especially if you include driving into the Douro wine valley. A landscape most definitely worth seeing if you’re a wine lover or not.
Here is my visiter’s guide to Porto, including the highlights of this charming city. You’re a foodie? My Porto Food Guide will be coming soon.
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