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Best Ways to Get Around in Porto

The city of Porto, also known as the “Cidade Invicta,” is not only an economic and cultural center but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its well-preserved historic center and significant contributions to Portugal’s history and cultural heritage. Widely recognized for its historical and architectural heritage, narrow medieval streets, and iconic landmarks such…

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April 11, 2024

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The Best Free Experiences in Porto

Let’s get to know this city a bit more, and what better way than to travel back in time, from its centuries-old history to modern times? To understand the city’s history over these centuries, there’s nothing better than to visit its churches. To fully grasp this scope, there are more than 180 churches scattered throughout…

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April 2, 2024

Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira: Douro Valley Wine Legacy

Photo Credit: Casa Ferreirinha Portugal today is associated with many key elements, but one of them is undoubtedly the work and legacy that we have left, and continue to give, in the field of high-quality wine. If this is about our famous wines, like the worldwide Port wine, then one figure who is absolutely incomparable,…

Nicolau Nasoni: The Master Architect of Porto

  Nicolau Nasoni’s visionary contributions to Porto’s architecture endure to this day Niccolò Nasoni, better known in Portugal as Nicolau Nasoni, was born in San Giovanni Valdarno, in the Italian Grand Duchy of Tuscany, in what is known today as the region of Florence, on June 2, 1691. As the son of Giuseppe Francesco Nasoni…

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March 8, 2024

Fantasporto 2024: Oporto’s International Film Festival

One of Europe’s oldest and most esteemed film festivals thrives in the heart of Oporto, recognized by Variety magazine as among the world’s top twenty-five film festivals. Fantasporto, Oporto’s International Fantastic Film Festival, specializes in showcasing a diverse array of international films, with a particular focus on the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. Since…

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February 20, 2024

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What to Do on a Rainy Day in Porto

The city of Porto, increasingly known and promoted worldwide, invites visitors to explore its cultural activities regardless of the season. Even on rainy days, there are numerous options to enjoy the city’s offerings, from gastronomic experiences to cultural activities and various transportation modes. With the advantage of its compact size, Porto facilitates easy movement between…

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February 15, 2024

Wine & Travel Week and Essência do Vinho

Since the 19th century, Oporto has become a dynamic hub, as well as an important wine exporter, due to its long history of producing wine from the countless valleys that make up the Douro River region. What we know today as the Alto Douro Wine Region is a landscape representing the vast Douro Demarcated Region,…

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February 7, 2024

2024 Events and Festivals in Porto

Located next to the emblematic Douro River, the city of Porto enchants all who visit it with its unchanging charm and the fusion of its rich history with a modern and vibrant atmosphere. From its historic center and all the architecture that makes you feel connected to the city, from the various bridges that link…

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February 1, 2024

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Unlock the Essence of Porto with Cooltour Oporto’s APP

Everything you need to know in one Place! Known as the Cidade Invicta (Unvanquished City), Porto has earned prestigious awards, including Best European Destination in 2014 and, in 2022, Best City Destination in the World and City of the Year at the Food and Travel Reader Awards. These accolades reflect the city’s unique allure, annually…

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January 18, 2024

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Portuguese Azulejos: Porto’s Tile Treasures

Portugal is widely recognized today for its gastronomy, climate, hospitality, culture, and its commitment to preserving its history and traditions. One unique way the Portuguese celebrate these is through the art of the famous ceramic tiles, known as “azulejos” in Portuguese. Portuguese ceramics represent a strong expression of cultural heritage and stand as a unique…

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January 5, 2024