Cheap flights to Porto
Nestled on the estuary of the River Douro, Porto is all about scenic river views, waterside cafes and living life on the slow side.
But it’s also about history, as any trip through Porto’s tourism hotspot that is the Ribeira district will show. This is Porto’s historical heart that leads you through multi-levelled streets, narrow medieval alleys and up and down ancient staircases to all sorts of delightful nooks and crannies of interest.
On your journey you’ll stumble upon Baroque churches, marvel at old storefronts, and have a drink or two in any one of the city’s fine squares and plazas. Let’s just say this is a place crammed with culture.
The Porto Wine Institute (IVDP) runs a wine shop that offers one of the best selections of Port and Douro wines in the city, at very reasonable prices. Wine tasting is also available as well as a exhibit on the history of Port (27 Rua Ferreira Borges).
The Marés Vivas music festival will take place at Cabedelo beach, Gaia, on 14-16 July. Elton John, Beth Orton, Tom Odell, Foy Vance, Jamie Cullum and The Script will be performing. maresvivas.pt
For an interesting walk, start beside the river at the D Luís Bridge then head west, keeping the river on your left. Follow Rua Nova da Alfândega past the old customs building and take the tram back. Along the way, there are cafes and museums to visit.
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