Along the banks of the Douro River right by the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Porto is a popular tourist attraction. With its cobbled streets and castles as well as cathedrals and synagogues, you will see a variety of architectural beauty. And with the warm climate, outdoor activities are also popular.
Porto has a plethora of green space from parks to gardens with the largest and most notable being the City Park (Parque da Cidade) covering over 200 acres. Wherever you go, drop your bags at a Porto suitcase storage facility first. Exploring a city is a lot more fun without bags and backpacks slowing you down!
Churches and Other Religious Buildings
Palaces and Castles
What you choose to visit in Porto depends on your interests and time. If you have enough time to visit all of these attractions, you really should. The history, beauty, and fun of the city are not to be overlooked. Even if it is not as large and popular as Lisbon, this fantastic destination is still a fantastic place to explore.
I am on a mission to get you traveling more often. As the host of the Emmy award- winning, nationally syndicated television television for PBS and the Create channel, "Beyond Your Backyard," I travel (on average) 25 weeks per year. I am very grateful for the opportunity to meet cool people, experience new places, eat delicious food and work with the best production crew in the world. Hopefully, through this blog, you will join me on my travels and be reminded just how exciting it is to be alive!