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Overlooking the Douro River, Porto the second largest city in Portugal is on the rise and becoming one of the most eclectic destinations in Europe. It is one of the most ancient European cities surrounded by the beautiful landscapes and steep river banks providing it a dramatic setting for the old town. It’s typical shops that still retain the charm of a bygone era, art deco cafes, cobbled streets, contemporary architecture, excellent wine bars, delicious seafood and amazing festivals make it worth visiting. Certainly, this is the place where you can feel authentic Portuguese culture and hospitality. So make a plan for this beautiful city by booking flight tickets to Porto which is edgy and opulent and among Europe’s second-best cities.
Together with Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon and Valencia, the city forms the 5 cities on the Iberian Peninsula has a global status and has plenty of attractions to visit and explore. Enjoy a visit to soaring Clerigos Tower which punctuates the skyline of the city is the most visible landmark of it. The ornate tower rises 250 feet high making it the tallest structures in Northern Portugal. You need a stout pair of legs to climb 255 steps to the top of the tower to enjoy a birds-eye-view of this beautiful citty. You just can’t afford to miss a visit to Ribeira the medieval and historic district located near the Duoro River is an alluring labyrinth of narrow streets, zigzag alleyways and sun-starved arcades. The plethora of restaurants, cafes, riverfront square and the young crowd making it a lively and vibrant meeting point. Don’t miss a visit to Dom Luis Bride which is one of the most iconic structures in Portugal spanning the mighty River Douro linking Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia on the south bank.
Sightseeing tour to Porto is not complete with a visit to Se Cathedral is an imposing 12th century landmark cathedral in the city. If you love art in its various forms and decided to visit one museum then make sure you must visit the Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis which has an outstanding collection of Portuguese art spans from 16th to 20th century. Don’t miss a visit to Porto’s 18th century Carmo Church which is a blaze of blue and white tiles and the striking façade is one of the most easily recognizable structures in the city. Do enjoy the Porto Tram City tour the Porto’s historic center and the riverfront can be admired from the vintage tram that takes you through its several emblematic sights and cultural landmarks. Do visit the Vila Nova de Gaia which is situated just across the Douro River from Porto is quite famous for Port wine Cellars a warehouse where the famous port wine is stored. IF you just can’t miss all these amazing attractions and much more than just fly to Porto now and enjoy a great holiday trip.
If you are looking for cheap flights from London to Porto the flightoffice.co.uk offers you the best. There are several airlines that connect both the destinations such as Ryanair, easyJet, British Airways, TAP AIR PORTUGAL, Brussels Airlines, Vueling, SWISS and KLM. SWISS, KLM and easyJet are the highest rated carriers on this route. Highest season to fly to Porto are the months of July and August where as the cheapest month to fly to Porto is January.
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