Porto, also called Oporto in English, is a city along the northwestern coastline of Portugal and is the second biggest city in the country, with over 1.5 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area, but just about 250,000 in the city itself.
From the Porto Travel Guide
We had a very nice stay in this hostel, the staff was super friendly and we had a great time with the pubcrawl and wild walkers tour. The only thing that wasn't that great is the lightening, in the evenings there wasn't enough light in the bathrooms, but this is only a little detail, overall this was a very great hostel! ... more
Oporto city hostel was a nice place to stay.. Nice and simple rooms, clean linen, nice bathroom, very friendly staff giving useful information - also recommended us a free guided tour which was excellent!!! Location is pretty good, though pretty uphill :) Would be just perfect if they served breakfast!! :) ... more
I wish we stayed here for longer! the hostal is a gorgeous old portuguese house with a huge grand stair well down the middle. the rooms are airy, and the kitchen, living room and garden space downstairs are lovely too. Excellent location, but we could have done with better advise on directions and what to see. ... more
Hi, I'm going to be in Lisbon in June this year, but am going to be a bit pushed for time. Was wondering if it were possible to do a daytrip to Porto from Lisbon. I realise it would be a long day, and that's fine. If you know if this is possible and if so, which tour companies run it, I would be very ...
Travel from Porto to Salamanca
Hi everyone, What's the best way to get from Porto, Portugal, to Salamanca, Spain? If I go by train, do I need to go south to Coimbra, then over to Guarda, then into Spain? Or is there a more direct route? ...
Porto in March for 4 days
Hi all, I'm going to Porto in March and looking for some tips from those who've visited. Music venues, unusual sights and historic places, natural phenomena, or anything else that may interest a travel journalist. Thanks in advance for your help as usual. Zaksame ...
Messing about on boats
Ah, Porto! City of bridges(many), also hilly streets(ditto), amazing river and buildings. After a day of resetting David's built in GPS, and revisiting some favorites, we took a bus to the far end of the city. Matosinhos is the industrial port end, where fishing boats also land. Fabulous grilled fish ...
Posted in Woylie by woylie
Porto. We arrived in Porto around 8pm. Quite a pleasant 3-hour train ride. It was different to Lisbon but also very beautiful. The weather was a bit like Melbourne and it was the first time we encountered rain on our journey. Bessa Hotel. We booked a place in Boa Vista, right next ...
Posted in Europe 2009 by samandvic