The coastal city of Porto in the north-western area of Portugal is widely popular for the production of port wine and its mesmerizing stately bridges. Porto is the 2nd largest city of the country and one of Europe’s oldest centers whose historical core has been proclaimed as a World Heritage Site. The 18th-century accent which is widely spread throughout the city is what excites most of the tourists and attracts millions of them every year.
From Torre dos Clerigos, Palacio da Bolsa, Porta Bridge Climb, Igreja de Sao Francisco, Cais da Ribeira and Se Cathedral are some of the most popular tourist spots in Porto. If you like museums, Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, World of Discoveries, and Fundacao de Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporanea are sure to keep you busy. While there are several ways to travel around the city, the Porto Tram City Tour is one of the best ways to visit every popular spot. As Porto is quickly becoming a popular tourist destination, there is no shortage of luxury, mid-range and budget hotels.
The climate in Porto is pretty moderate and the best time to visit the city is between May and September. While the summer temperature can be high, it is not really unbearable. The abundance of beaches are sure to keep you cool in the summer. As northern Portugal’s gateway, Porto is a city full of breathtaking beauty. The dramatic landscapes, bridges, ancient buildings, shimmering lakes, and rivers can only be experienced at their best when you have at least a few days. So, if you are planning to visit Porto, make sure that it is at least a 4-5 days holiday.