Porto – Travel to this fascinating wine capital
Ribeira, the old town of Porto, invites you to take it slow. The small cobblestone streets wind down the hillsides between buildings with lazy cats snoozing on the stairways. The colourful paintcoats and tile patterns are cosily fading away as years pass by.
As you proceed to the next few alleyways, you’ll see small squares filled with restaurant terraces and along the riverside you can find delicious dishes and bubbly bars. The second biggest city in Portugal holds a peaceful historical feeling, but it’s not stuck in time – on the contrary, it is vivacious and ever-developing.
Porto is inexpensive and perfect for gastronomes. You get to know gorgeous traditional cafés and trendy tapas bars. Enjoy delicious seafood and wine – maybe visit a wine cellar or two for a tasting.
The views are breathtakingly beautiful, and the city centre is filled with handsome art nouveau architecture. In contrast to the historical beauty there is a lot of contemporary art and design.
A holiday in Porto is most of all an opportunity to stop and breathe: wander around the romantic little alleyways, admiring the views and witnessing sunsets from near the river mouth where Douro meets the Atlantic Ocean. Find and book flights and a hotel in Porto through our booking engine. You will find direct flights from Helsinki to Porto and a variety of carefully selected quality hotels.