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Bringing you the best of Porto's culture - its art, theater, museums and more

Porto’s best art galleries
Art

Porto’s best art galleries

Porto has lots of great little galleries and small art spaces showcasing every kind of work. These are the ones you should go and check out.

Eight pieces of art you must see in Porto
Art

Eight pieces of art you must see in Porto

We’ve put together a special itinerary so you can see the eight best artworks in the city: in museums, in the open air, in galleries, on the street. Plus, it’s a great way to explore Porto.

The best of Porto’s street art
Art

The best of Porto’s street art

Don’t walk around looking down at the ground, or up to the sky – look at the walls around you. In Porto, art is everywhere.

Best museums in Porto
Museums

Best museums in Porto

There’s a lot on show on the streets of Porto: great architecture, vibrant culture and interesting people. But if you really want to get under the skin of this city and discover the powers that shaped it, you need to head to these museums. 

10 things you need to know about Casa da Música in Porto
Attractions

10 things you need to know about Casa da Música in Porto

Casa da Música (House of Music) embraces contemporary architecture like no other building in Porto. It’s a city icon but there’s so much unknown about it. Now we’ll let you in on some secrets... 

Porto museums and attractions

Porto’s top 10 attractions
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
Things to do

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.

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 

Try out one of these Porto tours
Things to do

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.