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Portugal’s second largest metropolis after Lisbon, this age-old city has a dual persona. One is actively engaged in the industrial present while the other one, is firmly rooted on an old town centered around Riberia, that overlooks the Douro River. The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with São Francisco (a 14th century church) as the main attraction.
Located across the river is Vila Nova de Gaia, the local port’s wine cellars here always draw a considerable number of tourists as well- being a wine mecca does help, a lot. Porto is a mishmash of exciting sounds and beautiful sites that will entice and entertain any visitor.
If it’s your first time, here are some activities that you and your loved ones can indulge in:
- Visit the Vila Nova de Gaia - Sample the world famous wine products from this area by heading over to the Vila via the connecting bridge. Over 60 “lodges” or warehouses, some as far back as the mid-18th century are maintained here. About 20 of those are open for tours and public sampling during weekdays and Saturdays.
- Palacio de Bolsa - a stunning piece of neoclassical architecture that was built for money exchange. This palace’s stupendous ballroom which is adorned with stucco walls,complex moorish designs and gilded with 18kg of gold is the highlight. There’s also a 30 minute guided tour which is given in Portuguese, English, French, German and Spanish that you can join in. After the tour, you can linger much longer via the restaurant and wine bar located inside.
- Restaurants and Cafes - to get a taste of authentic Portuguese cuisine, there is a number establishments located around the area where you can sample these dishes. Notable of these are the Miss’opo, Casa da Pasto da Palmeira and A Grade among many others. Porto has a lot more surprises just waiting to be discovered and experienced especially by you and your loved ones.
Jump starting your campervan hire adventure from Porto is always a great idea. There exist a number of A type roads that you can quickly access that will take you to another location. It is very easy to drive to another tourist destination like Faro or Lisbon. You can also drive your campervan towards another country in Europe like Spain or France. When you hire a campervan from Porto, check to see if a one-way travel to other destinations is allowed as most companies do.(conditions apply) Avail of a FREE QUOTE today when you use the search form above. Go check if your destinations are available now.
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