I sound enthusiastic about almost everywhere I go, but this is one of my favorite cities. I simply adore Porto.

My knowledge about Portugal was limited to architects, football players, explorers and wine, in that particular order. This trip has been so sweet, beautiful and surprising. I learned a lot. Porto is a very atmospheric, historical city built along the hills overlooking the Douro river with bold new architecture by renowned architects (Gustave Eiffel,  Rem Koolhaas, Alvaro Siza Vieira). Old and modern architecture connected with each other by thousands of stairways. Colorful tiles and clothes hang on the balconies are part of the scenery. I always wanted to soak up the city’s atmosphere and wine, Port wine, of course. This is the right place for it, in the city of Gaia, just south of the river.

TIP: Porto Walkers – I have been on many walking tours in different cities. This is walking tour guided by locals with interesting and entertaining stories.

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I hope you like this little photo diary I put together to share my time adventuring through Porto. Let me know if you have visited Portugal and how did you like it. If you need any more recommendations, drop me a line.



11 thoughts on “Porto

  1. Porto seems to have leapt out of the pages of a fairy tale book. The town is so picturesque and charming it looks absolutely irresistible. Your pictures have lovingly captured the essence of Porto and are sure to have people like me fall in love with the place.

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  2. Ive read so much about Portugal and Porto that I really cant wait to visit this wonderful place! Stunning architecture, great food and wine, nice weather, vintage trams… SO amazing! Love your photos !

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  3. I’ll go to Portugal this summer and would definitely like to visit Porto. Your pictures prove that it’s worth a visit. I wish I knew where the places on your beautiful photographs are (captions would be great – especially since there is not much text) – that would make it possible to follow your route.

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  4. I always wanted to visit Portugal and I am so jealous my boyfriend went without me. Porto seems the kind of city where you could wander on the streets for hours, soaking the culture and the architecture. I hope I will get to visit Porto one day. Your pictures are amazing, I love the blue tiles and the balconies.

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  5. I totally understand your adoration for Porto. Glad to know you enjoyed your visit.. Your photos reflect the charm and the beauty of Porto that words can not. :) Love your opening statement, btw! Traveling can make you enthusiastic anywhere you go! ;)

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