If you are looking for a place with a special charm, Porto is waiting for you. The second largest city in Portugal is a city full of life and spaces you will fall in love with, which has managed to combine its elegant decadence with history, heritage and modernity. Its close relationship with the Duero river gives it its own personality, with its bridges, monuments, wineries, shopping streets and its delicious gastronomy. Not surprisingly, its historic quarter and the Ribeira, home to the famous Don Luis I bridge, are listed as World Heritage sites, meaning a visit in the city wouldn't be complete without seeing them.

Do not miss the San Bento railway station, with its more than 20,000 tiles that tell the history of Portugal, or the Casa do Infante, before discovering the Ribeira and Gaia. Enjoying the life, gastronomy and wine cellars of Porto next to the Duero river is one of the great pleasures that this city, with its restaurants, terraces and corners, offers to passengers. Sounds appealing, right?

What to see in Porto:

Any visit to Porto simply must include these essential spots:

  • Catedral de la Sé. Its most important religious monument. Blending different styles, given the passage of time, it is known as the starting point of the Camino de Santiago from Porto.
  • The Torre dos Clérigos tower and church The highest in Portugal offering the best views over the city. Do you dare to climb up to the top of the bell tower?
  • The church of San Francisco. Construction on this church began in the fifteenth century and it features a very peculiar mixture of styles. Famous for its baroque altarpieces, made using Brazilian wood and gold, it is undoubtedly a must-see for architecture and art lovers.
  • Palacio da Bolsa. Considered a National Monument, the Palacio da Bolsa is one of Porto's most visited sites. Boasting neoclassical architecture, the Palacio da Bolsa was the headquarters for the Porto Merchants Association and reflects all the economic splendour of the time.
  • Casa da Música.. Porto's modern cultural hall that plays host to concerts and events throughout the year. The building was designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.
  • Museos de Serralves. Designed by Siza Vieira, a Portuguese architect, this museum hosts temporary exhibitions of Portuguese and international contemporary art. If you are a fan of modern art and architecture, you simply cannot miss a visit to the Porto School of Architecture

What are you waiting for? Plan your trip by train to Porto now and discover all its magical charm and exactly why everybody falls in love with the city.

Travel to Porto in the most sustainable way: by train. You have an international train between Vigo Guixar and Porto, which also stops in Valenca, Viana do Castelo and Nine, so you won't miss anything.

The landscape and vegetation of the Minho River will accompany you on this journey.