15 Things you can only do in Porto

There are many unique places in the world but Porto is definitely one of the most special

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The are some things you can only do in Porto. And we're not saying they are the strangiest, but they are defnitely unique. From admiring the city from the top of a church to going on a francesinha crawl, we can promise you you won't get bored. So if you are visiting Porto, make sure to add these to our to-do list.

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15 Things you can only do in Porto

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Watch concerts under a theatre's stage

Understage is the concert hall of the
Rivoli theatre and is located below the main auditorium. Producers Lovers & Lollypops, Amplificasom and Matéria Prima bring national and international bands to this stage.

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Go on a francesinha crawl

Go on a francesinha crawl

We know full well that there are francesinhas elsewhere 
in the country, but nowhere beats Porto in terms of quantity and – let’s be real – quality. On this braggy note, here a few places worth checking out: Café Santiago, Bufete Fase, Lado B, Brasão Cervejaria, Yuko tavern, Bacarola Café, Capa Negra, Cufra, Cervejaria Galiza, Locanda, A Regaleira and Tappas Café.

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Admire a panoramic view of the city from the top of a church

The Nossa Senhora da Conceição church has one of the highest viewpoints in Porto. From there, you can observe
an extended landscape that includes the city centre, Foz do Douro, the Monte da Virgem viewpoint in Gaia, Cabedelo beach, the Serra de Valongo natural park and São Félix Hill, in Póvoa de Varzim.

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Watch kids jump off the D. Luís I Bridge

It's Ribeira landmark, and was captured on film more than once by Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira. The daredevils stand in position
on the outside of the bridge, skydiving style, say their prayers and jump into the water from about 17 metres high.

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Arrábida Bridge

Since 2016, the bridge's arch has become the only one open to visitors in Europe, courtesy of the Porto Bridge Climb Company. There are 262 steps, 65 metres high over the river, and the view is breathtaking. Don’t worry, the climb is done with a guide and proper safety equipment.

www.portobridgeclimb.com

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