A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Porto
Built on granite cliffs overlooking the mighty River Douro 3 km from the river’s mouth on the Atlantic Ocean Porto is a truly scenic city.
The main landmark is the Ponte D. Luis I, a huge metal arch bridge offering fantastic views over the atmospheric riverside.
Another highlight is the neoclassical Palacio da Bolsa, a remarkably beautiful Arab Hall in the city's Commercial Association.
The country’s second largest city scores solid in almost all of the categories, very high because of its dramatic location and is additionally very affordable. People have a reputation for being lively, friendly, and good-natured.
Porto is not a city of outstanding monuments and annual precipitation is high making Porto one of the wettest cities in Europe.
With around 300'000 inhabitants Porto is a rather small city.
4.5/10 [0.290 mio.]
B. Top 10 best things to do in Porto (Detailed List with Photos and Information)
These sights and attractions contribute to a sights score of 5.80/10.
E. Top 10 List of the Best Things to Do in Porto (including close-by excursions)
HISTORIC CENTRE (including CAIS DA RIBEIRA) 7
PONTE D. LUIS I (bridge) 7
PALÁCIO DA BOLSA (historical building) 6
CHURCH OF SÃO FRANCISCO 5
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) 5
Livraria Lello (Library) 5
Torre dos Clerigos (tower, view, total 75 m, built 1754) 4
Church of Santa Clara 4
Rail Station Sao Bento 4
City Hall 4