Porto is the second largest city of Portugal and a major commercial and cultural center, with a varied range of sophisticated hotels in Porto.
Known as the Invicta city, it is world famous for the Port Wine and for monuments like the Porto Cathedral and the Clerigos Tower. The historic center of Porto was classified World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996.
In the area of Ribeira, near the Douro River, you can find one of the best hotels in Porto, ideal for visiting the city: the Pestana Porto.
Monuments and Points of Interest
The Porto and Douro region, filled with centuries of history, offer visitors a wide range of places to know, from the Tower of the Clerics, The Serralves Foundation or even the Foz (river mouth) or the Bouillon Market, which will make your visit memorable one.
Cais da Ribeira is the most touristic part of the city, where one of the best hotels in Porto is located, The Pestana Porto. You can take a stroll down the narrow streets, enjoy the views of the Douro River, visit some of the areas’ museums and churches or take a boat ride (adapted from ancient Rabelo boats, carrying Port).
Enjoy also with the various local restaurants that serve great snacks typically Porto, such as Fancesinha, giblets with rice or Feijoada Transmontana (bean casserole).
Places to visit in Port:
Port Wine Cellars
The Music House
Rio Douro Views
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
The Soares dos Reis Museum
São Francisco Church
Tower of the Clerics
The Lello Bookshop
Art Galleries of the Rua Miguel Bombarda
What to do in Porto
A cruise along the Rio Douro
Shopping on the Rua de Santa Catarina and the Avenida dos Aliados
Tours by Tram from Ribeira to Foz
Animated Nightlife (Bairro da Ribeira, Vila Nova de Gaia)
Visit Museums and Cultural Centres
Visit the Port Wine Cellars
Play a game of golf at the Estela Golf Course (Póvoa do Varzim)
Espinho Casino - Solverde
Walks along the Foz Marginal to Matosinhos down to the City Park
Tastes of Oporto
There is no shortage of quality restaurants in Porto, enjoy a view of the river Douro in the evening, while enjoying a typical meal in the restaurants of Ribeira.
Centring on cod and meat dishes, the most famous amongst them are the Porto Tripe and the Francesinha.
After your meal go down to the Heritage Bar in the Hotel Pestana Porto, the ideal place for a drink and relaxation in pleasant surroundings!
If you plan to visit Porto do not miss the opportunity to stay at the Pestana Porto, a grand hotel in Porto.
How to Arrive
The Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is 11 km from the city of Porto, and receives frequent flights from major European cities like Lisbon and from Madeira / Funchal. The Airport has an underground station with direct connection to the city centre. The main airlines to fly to Faro Airport in 2010 were Ryanair, easyJet and TAP Portugal.
There are four main motorways into this city: A1 that connects Lisbon to Porto, A28 linking Viana do Castelo to Porto, A3 linking Spain to Porto, passing through Braga and A4 which connects Porto to Amarante, where you can continue to Vila Real and Bragança until (Galicia) the border with Spain.
Leixões Port is located 6 km from Porto and receives cruise ships from all over the world. It has links to major roads that serve the city of Porto.
Train and Underground
The city has two railway stations – Campanhã, in the east of the city and São Bento, in the centre, and several underground stations scattered throughout the city, which will bring you to our hotel in Porto.