Porto museums and attractions
Porto’s top 10 attractions
Of all the cities in Portugal, the capital is often the favourite, but Porto is fast becoming the destination of choice. While it may be smaller than Lisbon, Porto packs a feisty little punch when it comes to the best attractions. First of all, it's the home of port and the wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia are a must-visit (and must-taste). Secondly, its Ribeira district is one of the most Instagrammable historic quarters you'll have ever laid eyes on. Also like Lisbon, this northern city is rather hilly, but there are heaps of heavenly parks in which to take a breather. From many points in Porto you'll get an extraordinary view of the Douro River, which is crossed by the iconic Dom Luis I iron bridge to connect Porto to Gaia. And let's not forget the amazing array of traditional restaurants to visit. Whatever your interests, Porto will have something to suit you. And to narrow down your search, check out our guide to the ten best attractions in Porto. Recommended: The best places to enjoy brunch in Porto
The most beautiful buildings in Porto
Designed by the great masters of national and European architecture - some of which have been recognised by international awards - these building tell the story of the city people sometimes call Invicta, for the crucial role it played in Portugal’s many battles. They also remind us that Porto is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Not convinced? Go see them and check for yourself.
Try out one of these Porto tours
Want to experience Porto like a local? Join one of these great Porto tours! Whether you go privately or in a group, you'll be led by a knowledgeable guide who will share all the fascinating stories and best-kept secrets about the northern Portuguese city. Take to the streets and tour by foot, bike, Segway or tuk tuk to find out about the medieval Ribeira district, the baroque Clérigos church tower and the iconic double-decker iron bridge Dom Luis I, which connects Porto with neighbouring Vila Nova de Gaia. Or head out on a nearby excursion to coastal Aveiro or Serra D'Arga to witness outstanding natural beauty and try traditional food and porto wine. Have a browse below to pick your perfect Porto tour.