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The 31 best things to do in Porto
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The 13 best francesinhas in Porto
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Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Go sightseeing in Porto at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off bus tour to see the city’s historic attractions and castles, beaches and port. 

Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting and lunch
Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting and lunch

Visit Portugal’s prestigious Douro Valley on this full-day wine tour from Porto!

Day Trip: Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho
Day Trip: Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho

Cross the border into Spain and retrace part of St James Way – a sacred route followed by centuries of pilgrims – on a visit to Santiago de Compostela from Porto.

World of Discoveries
World of Discoveries

See the world through the eyes of Portugal’s great explorers with this skip-the-line entrance ticket to Porto’s global discovery–themed museum, World of Discoveries. 

Porto B side
Porto B side

Live the city like a local! Get away from the touristy areas and join the other side of Porto.

Porto Small Group Tour Including Wine Cellars and Wine Tasting
Porto Small Group Tour Including Wine Cellars and Wine Tasting

A fantastic journey through the port with a passionate guide the city.

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The 31 best things to do in Porto
Things to do The 31 best things to do in Porto

We are absolutely in love with this city. For its narrow streets and colorful houses, breathtaking views, its galleries full of ancient and contemporary art, its gardens and museums, and its restaurants with both traditional food and inspirations from around the world. Invicta is a box full of surprises, even if those aren’t always in plain sight. You have search for them. So that nothing slips by you, here is a list of 31 incredible things to do in Porto. Read through it carefully and feel free to share it with any and everyone - caring is sharing, after all. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere.   Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

What to visit in Porto
Things to do What to visit in Porto

There are thousands of great things to see and do in Porto – literally. So it’s not been an easy task to boil it down to just 15 unmissable things to see in this city. We’ve done it, though, and this is the hotlist 

The best cheap restaurants in Porto
Restaurants The best cheap restaurants in Porto

Porto’s got no shortage of fancy expensive places to eat (plus plenty of tourist-bait dining). But we reckon these are the city’s top eateries that combine great food and low prices. Your wallet will be eternally grateful

Porto’s top 10 attractions
Attractions Porto’s top 10 attractions

Instagram alert! Here’s our ultimate top 10 list of Porto’s unmissable attractions, including gardens, wine cellars, beaches, the river, monuments and, of course, those incredible views…

What to eat in Porto: ten things you have to try
Restaurants What to eat in Porto: ten things you have to try

Porto loves food, from traditional local dishes like the francesinha to cutting-edge cuisine. That’s a decidedly good thing for visitors, but it can make things tough too: of all the city’s many restaurants, where can you find the best francesinha? And what are the other dishes in town you absolutely have to try? We’ve narrowed it down to a mouthwatering top ten: a culinary hit list that’ll make you glad you packed those big trousers. Bom proveito!

Best hotels in Porto
Hotels Best hotels in Porto

Whether you’re in town for a flying visit, or are taking a more leisurely approach; whether you crave pampering or want traditional hospitality; whether you have a tight budget or bottomless pockets, there’s a great hotel in Porto for you.

Best places for brunch in Porto
Restaurants Best places for brunch in Porto

Porto does traditional food really well, but it’s not afraid to embrace the new. Get up late, have eggs and whatnot – plus a cheeky mimosa – at one of the city’s best brunch places.

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Where to stay in Porto

Best hotels in downtown Porto
Hotels Best hotels in downtown Porto

Baixa, the downtown area of Porto is the vibrant heart of the city, with nightlife, shopping and loads of people having a good time. If you want a hotel near the action, here are the area’s best places to stay.

Best hotels with a river view in Porto
Hotels Best hotels with a river view in Porto

There’s no bigger luxury than waking up overlooking a river. And the Douro is no ordinary one – it’s one of the major rivers in the Iberian Peninsula. Get your camera ready because your Instagram feed is going to leave your friends green with jealousy. Don’t overthink it, just go for it.

Best luxury hotels in Porto
Hotels Best luxury hotels in Porto

If you’re a rockstar, self-made billionaire or hotel snob, you’re well used to the finer things in life, accommodation-wise. So do yourself a favour and stay in one of Porto’s best luxury and five-star hotels. 

Best boutique hotels in Porto
Hotels Best boutique hotels in Porto

They say size doesn’t matter – and these boutique hotels prove it. Whether you’re in search of a chilled atmosphere, historic location or just a generally welcoming vibe, book one of these small Porto hotels for a stay with character.

Best romantic hotels in Porto
Hotels Best romantic hotels in Porto

Porto might not be the most romantic city in the world but we guarantee you will spend an amazing time here. Check-in to one of these amazing hotels and let love do its thing. 

Best spa hotels in Porto
Hotels Best spa hotels in Porto

The city’s traffic, lights and noise can leave you exhausted. Don’t let it bring you down – get a spa treatment, relax by the pool or chill in a lounge. Get your zen on. 

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MEO Marés Vivas '19
Music MEO Marés Vivas '19

Every year, MEO Marés Vivas brings, to Vila Nova de Gaia, artists from various genres, creators of the songs that we all know and love to sing. Between 19 and 21 of July, in Antiga Seca do Bacalhau, in Lavadores, you will be able to attend some of the best concerts to hit Portugal this year. The much anticipated concert of Ornatos Violeta (July 20) - this alternative Portuense band is turning 20 and is celebrating on stage. Sting (21), a well-known household name will also headline the festival. The rock band Keane (19) and the electronic music band Morcheeba (21) promise to appeal to nostalgia. And Carlão (20), one of the most important figures in Portuguese hip-hop, is not going to miss either. As for the tickets, daily tickets cost € 33 and the everyday pass is € 61. There are also two types of VIP tickets - the daily (65 €) and the general passes (150 €). These give access to a reserved area with catering, bar and a privileged view to the stage.

MEO Sudoeste 2019
Music MEO Sudoeste 2019

The 'MEO Sudoeste', in the last ten years (more or less), has become an amusement park for younger people in search of new experiences, preferably away from the parents, with a musical menu that walks between pop, hip-hop and dance music. Anitta, Russ, Timmy Trumpet and 6blak are some of the names we already know about this year's poster.

Super Bock Super Rock 2019
Music Super Bock Super Rock 2019

After four editions at Parque das Nações in Lisbon, in 2019 the Super Bock Super Rock returns to Herdade do Cabeço da Flauta, Meco - where it had already been between 2010 and 2014. Among the names confirmed for this 25th edition are Lana Del Rey, Metronomy and The 1975.

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Porto by area

Baixa
Baixa

Trendy and cool are this Portos neighbourhood’s middle names.

Boavista
Boavista

It’s the longest avenue in the city – and we don’t want you to get lost.

Ribeira
Ribeira

It’s the longest avenue in the city – and we don’t want you to get lost.

Foz
Foz

Promenades that go for miles and good food by the seaside.

Vila Nova de Gaia
Vila Nova de Gaia

There is a world to discover on the other side of the river. 

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