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Location: Airport Porto

Day 1 - 20 Sep 2021

Aéroport de Porto-Francisco Sá-Carneiro

Airport Porto , Aéroport de Porto-Francisco Sá-Carneiro

Content: I arrived at Porto airport around 3pm and decided to get the tram + metro into the centre of the city. This is the cheapest way to get to the centre, it takes roughly 30 to 40 minutes.

Location: Porto

Day 1 - 20 Sep 2021

Sao Bento station

Porto, Sao Bento station

Content: The metro station stops right in front of the famous blue tiled train station!

LovelyStay Porto

Porto, LovelyStay Porto
Porto, LovelyStay Porto

Content: I booked an Airbnb next to the centre of Porto only 5 minutes walk away from popular sights like the cathedral and the train station. The famous bridge is 10 minutes walk (down some beautiful steps near the apartment). The apartment was clean and spacious. There’s a fully equipped kitchen and Netflix too! I only paid 50€ per night - a bargain!

Location: Porto

Day 2 - 21 Sep 2021

FÁBRICA COFFEE ROASTERS PORTO

Porto, FÁBRICA COFFEE ROASTERS PORTO
Porto, FÁBRICA COFFEE ROASTERS PORTO
Porto, FÁBRICA COFFEE ROASTERS PORTO
Porto, FÁBRICA COFFEE ROASTERS PORTO

Content: Coffee and breakfast time! I found this amazing coffee shop in the heart of the vitoria area. The coffee is great and yummy food too! Good prices as well.

Location: Vitória

Day 2 - 21 Sep 2021

Vitória

Vitória, Vitória

Content: Afterwards I walked around the Vitoria area where there are lots of art murals and cute streets.

Location: Porto

Day 2 - 21 Sep 2021

Tapabento S.Bento

Porto, Tapabento S.Bento

Content: Lunch in a traditional Portuguese restaurant! It’s right next to the famous Sao bento train station.

Cathédrale de Porto

Porto, Cathédrale de Porto
Porto, Cathédrale de Porto

Content: I went inside the cathedral (ticket covers the tower and inside) and the views over the city were amazing.

Location: Unknown

Day 2 - 21 Sep 2021

Douro

Unknown, Douro
Unknown, Douro

Content: Before dinner I walked along the river Douro and admired the beautiful bridge.

Location: Porto

Day 2 - 21 Sep 2021

Osteria di Porto

Porto, Osteria di Porto

Content: Dinner right next to the apartment (2 minutes walk away). The pasta dishes are very tasty!

Location: Porto

Day 3 - 22 Sep 2021

Église du Carmel

Porto, Église du Carmel

Content: I woke up early this morning to see the beautiful blue tiled church with no one around! It’s definitely worth getting up earlier!

Librairie Lello

Porto, Librairie Lello
Porto, Librairie Lello
Porto, Librairie Lello

Content: This is such a beautiful library but it can get very busy… I suggested getting there early and buying the premium ticket. The premium ticket allows you to choose a book in the library and a fast pass to enter, whereas with the normal ticket you can be queuing outside for hours!!

Praça de Parada Leitão

Porto, Praça de Parada Leitão
Porto, Praça de Parada Leitão

Content: Just outside the library is this beautiful square!

Noshi Coffee & Healthy Food

Porto, Noshi Coffee & Healthy Food
Porto, Noshi Coffee & Healthy Food
Porto, Noshi Coffee & Healthy Food

Content: Right next to the square is this great coffee shop! The green interior is so pretty and the coffee was good!

Centre portugais de photographie

Porto, Centre portugais de photographie
Porto, Centre portugais de photographie

Content: I’m a big photography fan so I loved this museum. It’s free and very close to the centre! I loved seeing the old vintage cameras.

Lazy Breakfast Club

Porto, Lazy Breakfast Club
Porto, Lazy Breakfast Club

Content: Just opposite this restaurant was a great brunch place! The dessert (banoffee pie) was to die for!

Location: Vila Nova de Gaia

Day 3 - 22 Sep 2021

Vila Nova de Gaia

Vila Nova de Gaia, Vila Nova de Gaia

Content: Admiring Porto from the other side of the river in Gaia.

Restaurante Dourum

Vila Nova de Gaia, Restaurante Dourum

Content: Watching the sun go down with something to eat.

Location: Day out to Guimarães

Day 4 - 23 Sep 2021

Padeirinha Doce

Day out to Guimarães , Padeirinha Doce
Day out to Guimarães , Padeirinha Doce

Content: Breakfast from a bakery outside the apartment! Very cute pastries and vegan options.

São Bento Station

Day out to Guimarães , São Bento Station
Day out to Guimarães , São Bento Station

Content: I took a train to Guimarães for a day out. I bought a ticket in the train station and it cost roughly 7€ there and back.

Location: Guimarães

Day 4 - 23 Sep 2021

Guimarães

Guimarães, Guimarães
Guimarães, Guimarães
Guimarães, Guimarães

Content: The train took 45 minutes. Guimarães is a very cute and historical town. I enjoyed walking around the old centre.

Paço dos Duques de Bragança

Guimarães, Paço dos Duques de Bragança
Guimarães, Paço dos Duques de Bragança
Guimarães, Paço dos Duques de Bragança

Content: I bought a ticket to visit the ducs palace and the castle! They are both worth a visit and I loved the rocky castle outside. After this I went back to the train station with a taxi. It cost roughly 5€.

Location: Porto

Day 5 - 24 Sep 2021

Nicolau Porto

Porto, Nicolau Porto
Porto, Nicolau Porto
Porto, Nicolau Porto
Porto, Nicolau Porto

Content: I had breakfast at Nicolau, a great brunch/coffee shop. The food was incredible and it was very reasonable.

Praça da Trindade

Porto, Praça da Trindade

Content: Admiring the views of the cathedral through the small alleyways.

Location: Penafiel

Day 5 - 24 Sep 2021

Centro Histórico de Lagares

Penafiel, Centro Histórico de Lagares

Content: Discovering the historical centre of Porto. The views of Gaia are the best!

Location: Porto

Day 5 - 24 Sep 2021

Nata Lisboa

Porto, Nata Lisboa

Content: Trying a pasteis de nata is a must when in Portugal! :)

Location: Vila Nova de Gaia

Day 5 - 24 Sep 2021

Caves Cálem

Vila Nova de Gaia, Caves Cálem

Content: I booked some port tasting in the afternoon at Gaia. The ticket includes a tour of the cellars and some tasting at the end.

Location: Porto

Day 5 - 24 Sep 2021

Pont Dom-Luís

Porto, Pont Dom-Luís

Content: The bridge in Porto is a must see (you can’t miss it!). It’s so beautiful in the evening and it’s a perfect place to watch the sun set.

Location: Maia

Day 6 - 25 Sep 2021

Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro

Maia, Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro

Content: I took the metro + tram back to the airport from the train station. I hope that you enjoyed this travel guide! Post a comment if you have any questions! :)