Porto

Pick-up Address

Our coach will pick-up and drops-off passengers from:

Bluesock Hostels Porto
R. de São João 40, 4050-492 Porto, Portugal

Next Departures

Departs Arrives Duration
Porto
|
12:00
Santiago de Compostela
|
17:00
5h
Trip runs between 03 Jun - 03 Oct, 2018 in every 2 days.
Next departure from Porto to Santiago de Compostela is on Sun, 3 Jun.  

Must See & Do

The City

This oft overlooked city has not forgotten its past, but it’s looking firmly into the future. Humble yet opulent Porto entices even the most ambivalent visitor with its chaotic medieval centre, mouth watering food and wine, and charismatic locals. Beyond the historical centre, contemporary architects leave their stamp on the city’s skyline. Winging Porto into the 21st century is Álvaro Siza Vieira’s crisply minimalist Museu de Arte Contemporânea and Rem Koolhaas’ daringly iconic Casa da Música. Public art is everywhere, from azulejos (hand-painted tiles) glamming up the metro to street art tattooed across crumbling medieval walls.

FOODS TO TRY:

Francesinha
A gut-busting monster of an open sandwich made with linguiça (garlicky smoked pork sausage), roast meat and ham, topped with cheese and a fried egg and drenched in rich beer sauce.

HIDDEN GEM:

Livraria Lello
This bookstore’s neo-Gothic façade hides a beautiful Art Nouveau interior, with a stained glass ceiling, carved wood paneling, and a breathtaking, curvaceous staircase that stretches across the store. Opened in 1906, Livraria Lello is an established bookstore, but it has certainly aged well over the years. It is consistently named one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.

Must Sees

  1. Cais de Gaia The city's postcard skyline and the birthplace of one of the world's most famous wines.
  2. Serralves Museum Two buildings that are as much a work of art as the collections they exhibit inside, surrounded by a magnificent park.
  3. Casa Da Musica An architectural masterwork by world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas.
  4. Sao Francisco Church One of Europe’s most lavish church interiors, almost completely covered in gold.
  5. Cais Da Ribeira Atmospheric, colourful, World Heritage listed medieval riverfront district.

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