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.
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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
Solar do Vinho Porto is the place to go for port tasting. Popular and lesser-known wines are available for sale, as well as glassware and literature. There's a beautiful view over the river, too. Head to 220 Rua Entre Quintas, tel 22 609 4749.
Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage City, offers an impressive castle, an extensive palace, a medieval town centre and a Celtic archeological site. There is a modern motorway to Guimarães from Porto - the journey takes about about 40 minutes.
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