Photo Gallery: Romantic Porto, Portugal

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Have you ever been to Porto?

If not, we hope this gallery of one of the most charming cities in Portugal will make you want to go there!

The old part of the city is vastly larger than the central area

old part of the city is vastly larger than the central area

The Torre dos Clérigos church bell tower stands out in the distance…

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 Huge river cruise ships sailing on the Douro River. This one has a swimming pool on its top deck

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Some of the best places for eating are located along the Douro River’s northern bank

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The Praça da Ribeira, where a bunch of restaurants are found is right by the Douro River’s bank

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The Igreja de Santo Ildefonso is covered with beautiful aluzejo tiles

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Porto’s architecture is so diverse, you can walk for hours on end, admiring the beautiful buildings

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Porto is a charismatic, friendly city, which you shouldn’t leave before tasting at least one of the local wines!

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The Capela das Almas is also covered in azulejos. They depict scenes about the death of St. Francis of Assisi

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The Citroën 2CV AZU250 Fourgonnette light commercial vehicle made its debut in 1951

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Some of these trams are more than 100 years old and, yes – you can take rides on them!

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 Igreja dos Carmelitas Descalços was finalized in 1768 and it’s one of the most beautiful churches of the city

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The Luís I. Bridge was finalized in 1886 and it’s perhaps Porto’s best icon

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45 thoughts on “Photo Gallery: Romantic Porto, Portugal”

  1. Chanel | Cultural Xplorer

    Oooh! Very lovely! I have yet to get to Portugal, but it has been on my list for a while. I think I will definitely make it happen on my next Euro-Trip :)

  2. I am obsessed with Porto. I have been there three times now and I always leave wanting more! The people are kind and friendly, the food fresh and delicious, and the scenery absolutely vibrant. Totally agree that it’s underrated :)

  3. Sara @ Simply Sara Travel

    I’ve never been to Porto – thanks for the virtual tour! The photos are beautiful. Those blue and white ceramic tiles on that church are stunning! What a unique look!

  4. Vanessa @ The Travelling Colognian

    This is a very interesting post and the photos are stunning. When I get back to Portugal somewhen in the future, I will make sure that I will check out all these lovely places in Porto as well.

  5. Miriam of Adventurous Miriam

    Agness, you’ve definitely made me curious about Portugal and it seems like such a lovely place. Great photos @escapehunter!

  6. Seems like I missed a lot because I didn’t go to Porto last year but it just wasn’t all possible in a week ;) So there’s more than one reason to go back to Portugal as soon as possible!

  7. Porto became one of my favourite cities after this trip.
    Almost the entire city swims in a vintage beauty… The old houses with patina on their walls, the azulejo blue tile-covered churches, the vintage trams…
    Porto is enthralling!

  8. Shikha (whywasteannualleave)

    I’ve heard a lot about Porto but have never been – the buildings and architecture look beautiful and I’d love to visit Porto myself one day :)

  9. We will be moved to Southern Spain in July so I’m pretty sure we’ll be visiting Porto next year since we will be so close. Thanks for the sneak preview…

  10. Ohh Agness, I have actually not been to Porto yet! It really was a place that I wanted to visit when I was in Portugal, but unfortunately it didn’t work out in the end. So I guess I am left to enjoy the beautiful photos of the anonymous traveller and dream about my own future visit. Hopefully soon… :)

  11. Porto is definitely one of Portugal’s “not to miss” hotspots. If any of you decide to visit, then make sure you take your time.
    I found that 3-4 days is not enough, if you want to thoroughly visit, explore.
    For budget travelers, it’s not a very expensive city – accommodation is quite affordable. There are many budget hotels.

  12. Great city with fantastic view from Duro River, amazing Bridge like Eiffel Tower and local Port Wine in Quevedo)))

  13. Last year we have been to Portugal. We went there over the Christmas and New Year period We had great time specially at the Douro River. Had good time having local food.

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