Guimaraes, Braga and the North of Portugal - The Birthplace of Portugal - a brief visit to Guimaraes, Braga and some of the sights in the North of Portugal
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Follow Mark Murphy through the smells, sights and history of Porto, a UNESCO Heritage Site and Portugal's second largest city. For more videos and new
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You’ve got two days in Porto. The good thing is: you need about two hours to see the main sights – you may think you’ll be running around to see the city, but by the third and fourth hour, you’ll start finding yourself doing laps. Porto is relatively small, with its city center only totaling around 300,000 residents. It’s a well-known Portuguese city that’s even been deemed by many legit travel sites as the next big thing in Europe (I feel like that’s everywhere), but to me, it still totally feels like a small town. Although I did spend more than two days in Porto, I think you can get a good feel of the city even if that’s all you’ve got. If you’ve got more, don’t worry; you can go slower and do even more. For example, I drank dupla pingados at one of Porto’s oldest cafés, Café Progresso. I danced at well-known clubs along Galerías de Paris and had more low-key nights at Café Candelabro. I did my grocery shopping in tiny supermakets like Mini Preço and experienced the Walmart-like megastores like Jumbo. These were things that happened in my few days in Porto, but if you’ve only got 48 hours, here are my recommendations: …
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Porto had a reputation for being a closed city with a lot of mystery. Even today, isolation defines it. Porto is not even near the vineyards whose dark and sumptuous “Red Portugal” wines, once inflamed by brandy, made it famous. Those vineyards, the great quintas, are a three-hour drive away and in a very different hot and dry climate. Certainly, the sun shines in Porto, but it rains as well. To this I can testify.
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Guide to the Christmas season in Porto - top 6 free Christmas events, 4 Christmas markets, shops to buy your gifts and much more!
Top 6 Christmas Events in Porto
Ballet when you're doing window shopping
3rd and 10th Dec | Passeio dos Clérigos
On 3rd and 10th
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