๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Porto, Portugal


Porto is Portugal’s second largest city. Porto is one of the oldest European centres and its core was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. In our opinion, the four most famous sights are the Luรญs I Bridge, Sรฃo Bento Station, Livraria Lello and the Azulejos. Planning to visit Porto? Check out all our recommendations below!

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Luรญs I Bridge

Porto has a total of six bridges, but the Ponte de Dom Luis I is by far the most famous and is one of the most iconic sights in Porto. The Ponte de Dom Luis I is the great twin bridge over the Douro River. The bridge is 400 metres long and was designed/built…

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Sรฃo Bento Station

Right in Porto’s city centre is Sรฃo Bento train station. Besides being the place to get on the train, this train station is also a special attraction and a fine example of Portuguese architecture. If you just can’t get enough of Portuguese azulejos, be sure to visit…

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Livraria Lello

Livraria Lello in Porto is one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. This is partly because of its stairwell that inspired writer J.K. Rowling of the Harry Potter series for her stories. Livraria Lello dates from the early 20th century and is wildly popular…

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Spotting azulejos

Azulejos are beautiful painted wall tiles that you find all over Porto. The Portuguese word ‘azulejo’ derives from the Arabic al-zulayj, meaning “small smooth stone”. Used by Arabs in the Middle Ages, these so-called Azulejos tiles were brought by the Moors…

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