10 Things to do in Porto, Portugal Travel Guide

  • katma 11 May 2018
  • Join us as we visit Porto, Portugal in this travel guide covering 10 things to do including attractions, food and experiences. Porto ended up being one of our favorite cities during our Europe trip with my parents and is completely different from Lisbon. From riverside barrios to Neoclassical buildings and tram rides to stunning views over the Douro you'll find Porto is a city with no shortage of charm.
    10 Things to do in Porto City Tour | Portugal Travel Guide: (Oporto)
    Intro - 00:01
    1) Visit the Blue Tiled Church “Chapel of Souls” (Igreja do Carmo -Capela das Almas) - 00:31
    2) Shop for books inside Lello Bookstore (Livraria Lello) - 01:00
    3) Set foot inside São Bento Train Station (Estação Ferroviária de São Bento) - 03:02 + Porto Cathedral (Sé do Porto) - 03:35
    4) Explore the Riverside Quarter of Ribeira - 04:10
    5) Sample local dishes from Porto at Terreirinho restaurant - 04:24
    6) Visit the Church of Saint Francis (Igreja de São Francisco) - 05:54
    7) Visit the Bolhão Market (Mercado do Bolhão) - 07:09
    8) Walk across Dom Luís I Bridge for the best views of Porto (Ponte D. Luís I) - 08:33
    9) Drink Port wine at Croft (vinho do Porto) - 10:25
    10) Take a boat tour, cable car, funicular or walk down the Douro River - 10:04 & 12:16
    *Bonus* Eat a Francesinha Portuguese sandwich - 12:40
    Outro - 16:30
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    Our visit Porto travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide to Portuguese cuisine, top sightseeing tourist attractions including visiting churches, monasteries, parks, wineries, bridges, quirky neighborhoods and museums. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won't find in a typical Porto tourism brochure, Porto itinerary or Porto city tour also known as Oporto, Portuguesa.
    10 Things to do in Porto, Portugal Travel Guide Video Transcript: (OPORTO)
    Lisbon is beautiful, but Porto is magical. We arrived in Porto with our taxi driver’s words still ringing in our ears, and we’re happy to say, the city did not disappoint!
    Our time in Porto was spent sipping on Port wine, soaking in the views across the Douro River, wandering through the hilly streets, and marvelling at buildings covered in blue tiles.
    In this travel guide, we’re going to share a little bit of Porto’s magic with you, and also show you some of the things you too can see, eat, and drink when you visit Porto!
    Known as the Chapel of Souls, this church is covered in tiles that represent moments in the life of Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Catherine.
    This bookstore is a feast for the eyes. The bookstore was even frequented by JK Rowling when she taught English in Porto, and it’s reported to have been an inspiration in her Harry Potter series.
    We continued our walk downhill until we reached the São Bento Train Station.
    Porto Cathedral is one of the oldest landmarks in the city with cloisters where the walls are covered in blue tiles.
    We reached the neighbourhood of Ribeira, which sits right on the shores of the Douro River. This neighbourhood is lined with many sidewalk cafes, bars, and restaurants, so it’s a nice place to rest your legs and do a bit of people watching. Feeling hungry we wandered down some of the back streets until we found a small restaurant serving up local specialities.
    We made time for one more attraction: the Church of Saint Francis.
    The Bridge we had all been waiting for was Dom Luis the first Bridge, which spans the Douro River. The lower deck carries regular traffic with narrow walkways for those on foot, and the upper deck is reserved for pedestrians and the metro lines.
    For the best views of Porto, you need to walk the upper deck!
    There was only one thing on our minds: visit one of the many wineries that line this side of the river! We ended up walking into Croft for a wine tasting without need for an appointment, and this turned out to be one of our favourite activities in Porto!
    Filled to the brim with port wine, cheese and chocolate, we enjoyed a light stroll along the Douro River, watching the boats bob in the water.
    That’s a wrap for our visit to Porto! We hope you guys enjoyed following along and that you got a few ideas for your own trip. If you have any other suggestions of fun things to do in and around Porto, feel free to share those with travellers in the comments below.
    This is part of our Travel in Portugal video series showcasing Portuguese food, Portuguese culture and Portuguese cuisine.
    Music by Birocratic: birocratic.bandcamp.com/


  • Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos

    Hey guys! Thanks so much for watching our Porto guide. We've also created a *LISBON TRAVEL GUIDE* you can check out here: trclips.com/video/STAOrE5bfxk/video.html

    • carlos pereira
      carlos pereira 5 aylar önce

      That's the smallest francesinha there is xD you can't eat francesinha in a mall ffs! Also, go to Foz do Douro and Parque da Cidade

    • Paola Maccedda
      Paola Maccedda Yıl önce

      Going to Porto in november 2018 ...usually the weather is good or not ? Hope It doesn t Rain much 🙄😑

    • Joel Barbosa
      Joel Barbosa Yıl önce

      Of course Porto is better that Lisbon.
      Lisbon is a beautiful city but Porto has a kind of magic that fix all the tourists to the city

    • Marloes Leeuwen
      Marloes Leeuwen Yıl önce

      What would you say, Lisbon or Porto?

  • Sergey Vtulkin
    Sergey Vtulkin 12 gün önce

    Looks like you missed a lot of great places! It’s more about you and not the city. 🤦‍♂️

  • Noura Nasser
    Noura Nasser 18 gün önce +1

    Yeah my city porto 😍

  • mayamoullinex
    mayamoullinex 20 gün önce

    That's how tourists are destroying the local life and culture. Thousand of the same videos, ,,guides'', doubtful advises, ,,Take a pic with Eiffel Tower, eating a macaron'' that's this level you Guys are at, I am sorry. Mindless sighseeing. That's so far away from the true spirit of Porto.

  • Vittorio Lettieri
    Vittorio Lettieri 28 gün önce


  • Jenny Derry
    Jenny Derry Aylar önce +1

    Great video on Porto. Thank you so much for the great ideas!!

  • Carolyn Graham
    Carolyn Graham Aylar önce +1

    As a woman travelling on my own I like to find safe places to travel. I live in Scotland and flights to Porto are really cheap and I think you have made up my mind I’ll definitely be visiting Porto 👍

  • Marta Rucińska
    Marta Rucińska Aylar önce +1

    Great video! 😍 Which month did you visit Porto?

  • Ivelisse Edwards
    Ivelisse Edwards Aylar önce +1

    Thank you for sharing your trip. Truly amazing

  • MKA Smart
    MKA Smart Aylar önce

    en macha tomorrow porugal poran

  • Yolanda Bautista
    Yolanda Bautista Aylar önce

    HI! Which month did you guys visit Portugal? Is it too cold? I will be visiting Portugal on November for 7 days. 4 days in Lisbon and 3 days in Porto and I was wondering which places are worth visiting. I am actually on a budget. Is train the best transportation to use when heading to Porto? I was in Santorini this June and actually I've watched all and did most of your travel tips! Hope you guys get to come back in Barcelona and meet us! Thanks! hope you respond to my comment.

  • George Guedes
    George Guedes 2 aylar önce +2

    My recommendation in Porto is : visit Jardim do Morro in Vila Nova de Gaia and after the sunset have a dinner in Bistrô Bom Gosto, the same side of the river. They have a fantastic food.

  • Alt Life
    Alt Life 2 aylar önce

    Hi there guys, welcome to my home. My family and i moved here 7 years ago, we moved to the mountain area and started a base for people to come and learn all about how to be sustainable. We live in a little broken down old village only a few old people left here, but they teach us their trick and tips for growing food all year round, we have been able to be self-sustaible for almost 5 years now. I am an artist, my husband does odd jobs around the villages to help the old people, and to pay some of the bills we have. There are always lots of beautiful things to see driving around our mountains, and there is the odd restaurant by the side of the road selling delicious mountain food, there are swimming pools in the summer, and there are natural fresh water rivers to swim in, the cleanest in Portugal, beautiful self service accommodation, with views to make you believe in magic the moment you wake. Here in our village we have a second hand clothes stall, goats for milking, fruit trees, olive trees, nut trees, all in abundance, yet there are no people here, a piece of paradise in the mountains. We also invite musicians to come and record their albums in our wine cellar studio. I have a blog if you would like to see, the things that go on here, pictures of the area, how to get about, and my little shop, with my art and our music page, check it out, help us keep self sustaining our world one family at a time... portugalmountains.blogspot.com inside my blog you can find links to buy our music. enjoy, keep up the good work in Portugal

  • blockflute
    blockflute 2 aylar önce

    Planning a trip to Porto, this overview really helped on the itinerary, thank you :)

    Also the name of the guy who designed the Eiffel tower is not pronounced ey-fell :p

  • Laura Esposito-O'Rorke
    Laura Esposito-O'Rorke 2 aylar önce +1

    How did you get from place to place? Did you mostly walk? I am only going for three days, so I want to optimize my time, but I don't want to be driving from place to place. Thank you!

  • 강me
    강me 2 aylar önce

    Singapore marina bay sands resort

  • Clara Aires
    Clara Aires 2 aylar önce

    OMG you guys are so cute!!! Thanks for visiting my country!! I'm from Porto and I'm so impressed, you guys say all the words and the names so perfectly :)) I'm really happy you liked my city
    Please come back

  • Zachary Lemon
    Zachary Lemon 3 aylar önce

    We're here right now because of you guys!
    We've followed you through the many destinations we've had over the past two months in Europe. Shame we cannot share a photo.
    We decided the Croft pink, Late Vintage (2013), 20 year tawny and the white.... And don't forget the cheese platter ❤️

  • What to do Porto
    What to do Porto 3 aylar önce


  • Aquiles Cyprus
    Aquiles Cyprus 3 aylar önce +2

    The church of Saint Francis is made by pure gold not wood! That’s why you couldn’t film!!! 😉

    • Portus Cale
      Portus Cale 18 gün önce

      @turkey Shut up !

    • Álvaro Faleiro
      Álvaro Faleiro 2 aylar önce +1

      @turkey O ouro não foi roubado o ouro foi explorado na colónia portuguesa pois nessa altura o Brasil não era independente. Fica sabendo que Portugal tbm tem minas de ouro e que muitas foram exploradas pelos romanos e o ouro da altura foi usado para ajudar a construir a magnitude de Roma. A história repete se amigo. E fique sabendo que no Brasil no período colonial foram construídas muitas igrejas com pedra portuguesa, a pedra era talhada em Portugal era levada nas casquinha de nós (caravelas) e depois o puzzle era montado no Brasil. Busque no goggle e surpreenda se pelos povos que já habitaram a península ibéria antes de nós, porque terá sido? Todos eles aqui exploraram minérios acha que vamos criticar?? Arregassem mas é as mangas e comecem mas é a construir um país mais próspero e seguro pois já tiveram mais do que tempo suficiente para o fazer com praticamente 200 anos de independência.

    • turkey
      turkey 3 aylar önce

      Yeah, gold STOLEN from Brazil....

    • Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos
      Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos  3 aylar önce +1

      Thanks for letting us know Aquiles!

  • badboybanton
    badboybanton 3 aylar önce

    Tune id @ 01:37 ?

  • Catarina Félix
    Catarina Félix 3 aylar önce +2

    Just a tiny correction: “the chapel of souls”, literally Capela das Almas, is a different church from Carmo church. They’re not the same building but they both have facades covered in blue tiles.

  • Nidia Ponte
    Nidia Ponte 3 aylar önce

    the eat "Francesinha" that place is not the only one

  • powmh
    powmh 3 aylar önce +1

    Interesting video but needs detail.

  • bb soni
    bb soni 3 aylar önce

    these two are so obnoxious seriously

  • Araceli Kopiloff
    Araceli Kopiloff 3 aylar önce

    What is the name of the restaurant to eat Francesinha? I am afraid to go to a bad toursty one!

    • João Lima
      João Lima 3 aylar önce +1

      You have a lot of them, as a local i recommend Capa Negra our Brasão ;) our if you visit Braga you have Taberna Belga and Real Taberna, enjoy Portugal and vacations

  • Chris Robson
    Chris Robson 4 aylar önce +3

    Amazing hd quality , great video, really informative , thanks so much , primed ready for my trip .

  • 쑥쑥티비SukSuk TV
    쑥쑥티비SukSuk TV 4 aylar önce +4

    hi from Korea, I lived in Lisbon on and off for 6 months and liked it, but my favorite is Porto, the lively and nice..there..All-time favorite is Porto, walked Camino Portuguese for 2 times already, love Porto. The city of Arts..........for me, Love Porto the most. By the way, recently you guys were in Korea, thank you. and hope you can visit Jeonju, my town. The next time, pls let me know, I am a culinary tour guide for English speaking tourists, love to show you more of Jeonju...hidden for the locals..

    • 쑥쑥티비SukSuk TV
      쑥쑥티비SukSuk TV 4 aylar önce

      @Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos oh, now I am in Praha traveling for a month myself... I sometimes wonder how you do the travels like these, Admire your energy~~^^ See you in Jeonju some time later..^^

    • Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos
      Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos  4 aylar önce +2

      Thank you very much! Great to hear about your experience in Porto and we'd love to visit Jeonju someday :)

  • Eclipse Solar 83
    Eclipse Solar 83 4 aylar önce +1

    YOU DUMB F ... S !

  • Gilda Afonso
    Gilda Afonso 4 aylar önce +1


  • Valerie Esnault
    Valerie Esnault 4 aylar önce

    Qui c'est cette conne

  • Pedro
    Pedro 4 aylar önce +2

    Hello i am from Porto, thanks for sharing my city with the world. I hope you come back to eat another Francesinha 😉😉

  • Botelho dos Santos
    Botelho dos Santos 4 aylar önce +2


  • Rafee Hammons
    Rafee Hammons 4 aylar önce +2

    Loved Portugal! Porto, Lisbon, Lagos were all different but amazing!

  • Yana Holoborodko
    Yana Holoborodko 4 aylar önce +2

    Hey guys, I think you should include names of places you visit in the description below or as a text during the video, since it`s hard for you to pronounce them correctly, so it`s hard for us to understand exactly what are you talking about.
    Thanks for the video!

  • Antonio Marques
    Antonio Marques 4 aylar önce +27

    I was born in Porto and raised in the USA.... but now am living in Porto ...... and the quality of life in general and the relative safety is way better than most places in the so called developed world.

  • lester sula
    lester sula 4 aylar önce +2


  • Ailin Ell
    Ailin Ell 4 aylar önce +4

    I’m going solo to Porto in two weeks and honestly I’m just excited for all the food lol

  • Valérie Esnault
    Valérie Esnault 4 aylar önce

    Elle est moche avec son chapeau

  • Travel by SEA
    Travel by SEA 4 aylar önce +1

    Thanks for the guide! Love the shots you took, definitely have to see the bookstore and the blue tiles in person when I visit this New Years

  • Beatriz Medina
    Beatriz Medina 4 aylar önce +1

    Check out my channel, traveling around Portugal!

  • Drew Howard
    Drew Howard 5 aylar önce

    Audrey - tell me bout your hat! I want it for my girl - she's from Porto!

  • Walaa Hamdan
    Walaa Hamdan 5 aylar önce

    Great video guys! What time of year were you there? It looks quite cold!

  • Frozn Fire
    Frozn Fire 5 aylar önce

    Great video! Also very good quality, not like the standard phone videos 👍 I'm in porto atm so these tips really helped

  • What[zz]
    What[zz] 5 aylar önce

    Hey, great video, how many days do you recon you need to spend there to see it all ?

  • Roste
    Roste 6 aylar önce

    I really enjoyed your down to earth educational clip. Makes me want to go to Portugal 😍🤩

  • Porto City Transfers
    Porto City Transfers 6 aylar önce +1

    Welcome to Porto!!! Couldn’t agree more... Porto it’s magical!! 😍 portocitytransfers.com/ cheers to this lovely video!! Free transfers between Porto airport and city centre for Samuel and Audrey 😉🇵🇹

  • John Burke
    John Burke 6 aylar önce +2

    I arrived home from Porto yesterday and went to a lot of the places you went to. The francesinha with a pint of super bock was amazing. I loved every minute I was there. I also did the museum tour of fc Porto which is a must do very impressive

  • Charles Duzzie
    Charles Duzzie 6 aylar önce

    Great advice ..... I am going in September

  • Joseph
    Joseph 6 aylar önce

    Where did you have that Francazinha?

  • Nat 13
    Nat 13 6 aylar önce

    NO FUCKING WAY!!!!!!
    I went to Porto and we went outside of the book shop and the same guy with that bloody moustache was there. He was wearing suspenders and shorts at the time but my fucking God!

  • Pacer Dave
    Pacer Dave 6 aylar önce

    Great video. Would love to see the spelling of the sites in there as well.

  • bare grills
    bare grills 7 aylar önce +1

    Parents are paying for this ........
    switches over...

  • Ron Hedrick
    Ron Hedrick 7 aylar önce

    Two Coloradans in Porto for the next three days - just watched your video and loved it. Thanks for the good ideas.

  • The Bucketlist
    The Bucketlist 7 aylar önce +1

    absolutely worth watching!

  • Audrey Lohkamp
    Audrey Lohkamp 7 aylar önce +1

    cool videos. I love it. Follow my channel if you like!

  • DNA vanlife
    DNA vanlife 7 aylar önce +1

    Going Porto in December...going to try everything you guys had plus more 🤣

  • Dréme TG
    Dréme TG 7 aylar önce

    FUCK PORTO. BENFICA IS THE BEST. and lisbon as well

  • Afonso Silva
    Afonso Silva 7 aylar önce +7

    I'm from Porto, but have been living in Lisbon for 5 years now. When I was younger, Porto always seemed to me very decadent, sad and grey. 15/10 years ago the streets were full of old abandoned buildings, there were almost no tourists and no lines for livraria lello.
    Porto just bloomed really fast, and it became beautiful.
    Although I still prefer Lisbon, I will be forever amazed and proud of Porto's growth.

  • A Lawrence
    A Lawrence 7 aylar önce +2

    Hi Samuel & Audrey, We are going to Porto in May 2019, and would really like to eat at the Tapas place you went to; please can you let me know what it was called? many thanks and good luck with your travels! Alka

    • Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos
      Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos  7 aylar önce +1

      Sure thing! It's called Terreirinho Restaurant - it appears on GoogleMaps so you can track it that way. It's near the riverfront, but down a narrow little back street.