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10 Must-See Attractions in Porto, Portugal – Europe’s Charming Coastal City

You can complete all these in 2 days , if you Book a cab for full day by Discover Cars.

Nestled along Portugal’s northern coast, Porto charms visitors with its colorful houses cascading down hillsides to the Douro River. Enjoying local port wine in riverside cafes or gazing at the city’s panoramas from historic bridges and hilltop viewpoints are quintessential Porto experiences. Whether you have 2 days or more to explore, these 10 attractions capture the city’s old-world beauty and vibrant energy.

Day 1: Riverside Explorations

  1. Cais da Ribeira – Stroll the lively riverfront promenade lined with pastel buildings and outdoor cafes.
  2. Escada Guindais – Climb the steep stairway for scenic views of the Douro and Porto’s red-tiled rooftops.
  3. Porto Cathedral – Marvel at the 12th-century Romanesque cathedral, the city’s highest point.
  4. Largo da Pena Ventosa – Relax in this charming hidden square surrounded by colorful houses.
  5. Dom Luis I Bridge – Walk along this iconic two-tiered bridge as the sun sets over the river.

Day 2: Porto’s Magical Places

  1. Porto Funicular Railway – Ride the funicular up the hill for panoramic views.
  2. Sao Bento Train Station – Admire the station’s interior of intricate blue-and-white tile murals.
  3. Livraria Lello Bookstore – Visit J.K. Rowling’s inspiration, with ornate woodwork and crimson stairs.
  4. Igreja do Carmo – See the vivid blue-tile facade of this 18th-century Baroque church.
  5. Palacio da Bolsa – Tour the lavish former stock exchange filled with ornate halls.

With charming river views, pastel-hued alleys, and enchanting buildings, Porto is a historic coastal gem waiting to be explored.

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