We planned a two-day family vacation in Porto and we are sharing here what we like the most about the city. If you have long plans, then you can enjoy these places, visiting one every day. But, if you are also on a short vacation, then take help from our experience and enjoy the place the way we did.
On our first day in the city, we did nothing except looking at the wonderful architect of the city. It is not only fantastic but dreamy. Trust me; I haven’t seen such beautiful architect in life before. The presence of Douro River alongside the city gives many spectacular views to the tourists that are hard to forget.
Start at train station São Bento, exclusively to take in its exceptional interior. The inside walls are lined with tiles of blue and white color that depicts the scenes of past matches and history of transportation. Then walk up to Liberty Square, past the beautiful facades of the surrounding buildings, and head up from Rua das Carmelitas to Igreja do Carmo. It is another example of a fantastic tiled facade. Then you reach the Bombarda district around Miguel Bombarda Street and see some really cool street art, vintage shops, and cafes and galleries.
If you are a book lover or even not, visit the most visited bookshop in the world, Livraria Lello. Personally, I find this bookshop made just for the people like me. The JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was written in Porto and the book has the influence of the place and this bookstore in it.
Now that, you have visited the whole city, it is the time to savor some food. Porto is famous for wine, wine shops, and Francesinha, the meat-laden sandwich. Don’t leave the city without tasting both.