Porto voted best city for a city trip! Here are 5 must-do walks

After being voted best destination in 2022, Porto has been voted best city break in 2023 by the World Travel Awards. Known for its famous wines, iconic bridges and lively maritime atmosphere, Porto also has a wealth of hidden treasures and unique experiences to offer. If you're looking to discover this city in a different, authentic way during a city break lasting a few days, you've come to the right place!

Image de Porto surplombant le fleuve Douro au Portugal

Image de Porto surplombant le fleuve Douro au Portugal

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A stroll through the narrow streets of Ribeira

Forget the tourist-packed main streets. Instead, explore the charming alleyways of Ribeira, Porto's historic district. As its name suggests, the district is located on the banks of the Douro River. Here you'll find colourful facades, peaceful squares and an authentic atmosphere. Take in the view from one of the belvederes overlooking the city for a breathtaking panoramic view.

A walk in Foz do Douro

After a bit of sightseeing, say goodbye to the city centre and head for Foz do Douro for a hike along the coast. Here you can enjoy superb views of the Atlantic Ocean and local beaches. Explore the Felgueiras lighthouse and discover its unique blend of modern and traditional architecture.

The Mercado do Bolhão

Discover the authentic Mercado do Bolhão. This picturesque market is a meeting place for the locals. You'll find local produce, friendly vendors and a real Portuguese atmosphere. And it's the perfect place to buy local produce and unique souvenirs.

The incredible Livraria Lello

Avoid the queues at the iconic Lello Bookshop by visiting early in the day or late in the afternoon. Explore the architectural beauty of this bookshop and let yourself be transported by this enchanting place, which is rumoured to have inspired J.K. Rowling to write the Harry Potter saga.

La Casa de Chá da Boa Nova

Finally, to round off this discovery-filled escapade, try an unforgettable culinary experience by booking a table at the Casa de Chá da Boa Nova. This Michelin-starred restaurant is housed in a building listed as a national monument. This architectural masterpiece is also in the process of being classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a well-kept secret among gourmets.

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