City of Porto, hotbed of youth, creativity and dynamism

City of Porto, hotbed of youth, creativity and dynamism

Fifty years ago Porto city was just a city in Portugal with nothing special to offer. Today it is considered one of the liveliest cities of the country as it has become more cosmopolitan with several accommodation and nightlife options. Lots of artistic and cultural events take place here which involve the local population. The old buildings such as bars and restaurants have been rehabilitated and the locals are more creative in gastronomy than ever. Thanks to the creative industries which ha... [ read more ]

Famous people born in Porto

Famous people born in Porto

In my opinion, knowing the history of a town makes it more interesting and our journey more beautiful. Other than getting information about the touristic attractions it is very important to know something about the persons that were born or  lived here. In this post I’ll present you some famous people born in Porto:  Fernao de Magalhaes (Ferdinand Magellan) I’m sure that few people know that Ferdinand Magellan, the famous navigator, lived and studied in Porto. Also, it is said that M... [ read more ]

Porto festivals and events

Porto festivals and events

You cannot feel the taste of Porto wine without feeling the traditional Portuguese music and you cannot say you know Porto if you haven’t experienced the joy of taking part at the numerous festivals and events that define the cultural life of this city. Porto festivals and events does not pretend to be an exhaustive guide of the cultural activities in Porto but merely to bring forward some of the most notable entertainment events. I hope this post will stir your interest and determine you to d... [ read more ]

Accommodation in Porto

Accommodation in Porto

Visiting Porto, the second biggest city in Portugal is definitely a life time experience. You will instantly fall in love with this vibrant place that offers memorable surprises every step of the way. From the historical monuments, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage to its colorful nightlife, Porto is definitely a city to be visited as often as possible. If you have already started planning your budget for a holiday in Porto and you have bought the plane tickets you must be wondering how... [ read more ]

Must do's for visitors in Porto

Must do’s for visitors in Porto

Every city has its own particular characteristics that distinguish it, elements of pride for the inhabitants and famous attractions for the visitors. Registered as a World Heritage by UNESCO, Portohas many fascinating aspects that stir the interest of the tourists. If you are curious to discover the symbols of Porto you can pick between finding out as many things about them from various information materials or exploring them  yourself while visiting Porto. Porto wine One of the most ... [ read more ]

Top 5 Porto sights

Top 5 Porto sights

Known mostly for the fortified Porto wine and for the fascinating and exciting night life, the second largest city in Portugal has many impressive sights, some dating from hundred of centuries ago: cathedrals, palaces, museums, towers create an unforgettable atmosphere that takes us back centuries ago to the glorious period of the Discovery Age. If you only have a few days at your disposal, then I guess any advice can help, so here we have Top 5 Porto sights, the best and most known monuments of... [ read more ]

A short guide to Porto nightlife

A short guide to Porto nightlife

Every time I come to Porto, I like to sense the vibration of the city and take my time to experience a bit of everything: nothing compares to a stroll in the wonderful gardenof Palacio do Cristal or admiring the city from the top of Clerigol Tower. But my favorite part is Porto nightlife with all its glittering wonders: charming bars, fancy restaurants, cozy or glamorous clubs. Everyone can choose what they prefer, but never forget about trying the famous local icon, Porto Wine. Best restaur... [ read more ]

Best places to visit in Porto district

Best places to visit in Porto district

There are plenty of reasons for having a holiday in Porto city: the exciting nightlife, the amazing monuments that survived the passing of time and the tasty food but few know that outside the city, inside Porto district are some great attractions points that should not be missed. Best places to visit in Porto district are Vila do Conde, Espinho, Motosinhos, Amarante. Vilado Conde Located in the metropolitan area of Porto, Villa do Conde is actually one of the oldest areas in the north of Po... [ read more ]

 Short guide for tourists in Porto

Short guide for tourists in Porto

If you haven’t many any plans for this week-end but you feel like engaging in a new and exciting adventure, I have the perfect option for you. Choose to experience for a few days the marvelous Portuguese atmosphere in the vibrant city of Porto. You will start by wandering through the cobbled streets of Porto and admiring the crumbling and colored building recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage, then, make a stop to admire the architecture of Sao Francisco Church and Clerigos Tower and finall... [ read more ]

Porto, Portugal’s cultural capital

Porto, Portugal’s cultural capital

Porto, the second biggest city in Portugal also a significant cultural center and one of the most appealing spots for the artistic spirits. Its important museums, festivals, art galleries, theaters, cinemas and other artistic manifestations that attract thousands of visitors every year are probably the main reasons for calling Porto, Portugal’s cultural capital. Take a short tour with the help of this article below and decide for yourself if Porto is really a city worth visiting - which I am ... [ read more ]