Those who decide to visit the charming city of Porto and want to sink immediately into the relaxed lifestyle of the city, we recommend booking a convenient taxi service from the airport of Porto. In this way you travel to the destination with fixed and cheap prices, without wasting time in the airport waiting and also encountering language problems.
Porto is the second largest city in Portugal in terms of size and importance; the nation to which it belongs takes its name from this city.
Nicknamed "A capital do Norte" (the capital of the north), since it is located in the most industrialised area of Portugal, it was named in 2001 as European Capital of Culture along with the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The visitor who arrives in this fantastic city will remain enchanted by its azulejos (glazed and decorated ceramic tiles), its churches and its different architectural styles, ranging from the Baroque to the Manueline to the Renaissance. But, the soul of Porto is in its wine, which is famous all over the world, and its lively nightlife.
What to see in Porto
Among the most interesting attractions of the city are:
- The nineteenth century station of Sao Bento: covered inside with wonderful azulejos.
- Cellars of the Port wine: an obligatory stop for those who want to taste the delicious wine.
- Lello Bookstore: founded in 1869, it is a real jewel among the city attractions.
- Dom Luis Bridge: built of iron in the XIX century, we recommend a walk (if you do not suffer from vertigo).