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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

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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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

WOW – World of Wine

In the old warehouses of Croft and Taylor in Vila Nova de Gaia, an avant-garde, innovative, and museum-like space was created, giving birth to the World of Wine, more commonly known as WOW. Angel’s Share Wine Bar Located in the buildings of the old cellars originally used for storing and bottling Port wine, the panoramic…

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December 1, 2023

Livraria Lello: one of the most beautiful libraries in the world

Livraria Lello, Porto’s iconic bookstore Livraria Lello traces its roots back to the 20th century when it was originally inaugurated in 1906 on Rua das Carmelitas by the brothers José and António Lello. Today, it stands as one of the most iconic and frequently visited landmarks in the city of Porto, renowned for its status…

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November 23, 2023