Porto is a city famous for its wine. The mild climate along the Atlantic coast and convenient access to shipping enabled the industry to flourish and is a main export.
Prince Henry the Navigator
Igreja do Carmo
Ingreja do Carmo was built in the 18th century.
The Se Cathedral was built over the course of many years during the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries and located on the top of the hill overlooking the historic district of Porto.
Camera Municipal de Porto
A little ways back from the river front is Porto's main square. Pretty much every city bus and tourist bus stops in this square so it won't be missed.
caryatid columns are reminiscent of Ancient Greek architecture.
Everybody has heard of the Eiffel Tower, but did you know Eiffel designed bridges too? Porto contains two bridges with ties to Eiffel. One was designed by Eiffel and another by a student of his.
Both can be seen by walking on the waterfront paths or by taking a boat tour.
Prague by far has the most elaborate sidewalks my feet have seen, but Porto's were also very nice. Several contained black and white mosaic designs.
Portugal contains lots of waterfront on the Atlantic and Porto lies along the coast. The beaches are a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.
Porto is an interesting city to visit. Although the distance from the beach to the historical district is only about 6 km, it can easily take 1.5 hours of travel time on public transportation. The city is quite spread out and hilly. The curvy streets make it a difficult place to navigate. If you're planning a visit and are interested in architecture, stay in the historic district, take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour and bring your walking shoes.