Porto is such a beautiful city - and perfectly helpful inhabitants as well. One exception: The public transportation system. If you try to buy tickets at the machines (usually, there is no one selling them), the machine will charge your credit card without giving you tickets, and if you try to pay cash (i.e. insert bills), the machine will love your money, but still will not give you tickets. Complaints at Linha Andante were not answered. Yet there are ticket inspectors everywhere in the metro! Hint: Walk, rent a bike or take a cab, but never use those machines for andante cards (the tourist information - nice lady who could not help us either - does sell them as well, if you really need them).
Discover with us the beautiful city of Porto: Porto is an amazing city. What could be more pleasant than strolling through the narrow and steep streets of the old town, walking along the Douro, going to the other side of the river by taking the Dom Luis I bridge and then drinking a nice cold sangria with grilled sardines. Check our video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRBIbl_QCDE
I’m a big fan of walking around cities; it gives me the chance to take little detours to investigate things that catch my eye and the freedom to take photos whenever I like. But there are of course other options and in some cities, like Porto, they are well worth considering.
Porto is filled with wiggly, squiggly, windy cobbled streets, cafes, tasty pastries and old-fashioned trams bumbling up and down the hills. The city and its spectacular River Douro glimmer especially in the summer sunshine, when fresh sardines are tastiest. The São João festival and its magical mist (smoke from grilling all those sardines), all night celebration, mini basil plants and plastic hammers bopping off your head was definitely the highlight of my stay. Surf is great and the people, charming. Muito obrigada for having me Porto! Beijinhos e até breve!
The city is beautiful and the people very friendly. The city is also very clean and very good public transport. It's great to sit on the banks of the Douro.The port wine factories with your samples, we may very naturally! The atmosphere is great