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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

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 EssĂȘncia 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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Douro Valley: a unique wine region

A tour of the Douro Valley in northern Portugal is a truly memorable experience, even if you’re not a wine expert. The Douro Valley is a place worth remembering, capturing in photographs and filming. In the heart of the Douro Valley The deep blue waters of the magnificent Douro River, the myriad hues of vineyards…

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October 10, 2023

The Canning Industry in Portugal

The Canning Industry in Portugal has a long-standing tradition and is renowned worldwide, particularly in Europe. Its significance grew during the two World Wars when it played a crucial role in providing food to the troops. Today, the tradition of canned preserves continues, as it offers long-lasting, flavorful products made with high-quality ingredients that are…

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September 6, 2023

Visit Braga

Discovering the best of northern Portugal involves visiting the beautiful bimillennial city of Braga, where the history of the distant past intersects with modern history and religion with tradition. Concerning infrastructure, Braga is the third city in Portugal, immediately after Lisbon and Porto. However, Braga is the oldest Portuguese city, with the most gardens and…

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August 27, 2023