The City

With a fusion of tradition and modernity, an exquisite gastronomy and a wide range of free leisure activities, Porto is a unique destination.

Visit Porto and immerse in its peculiar atmosphere. Enjoy walking through stylish neighborhoods of stately houses and narrow alleys declared World Heritage Sites. Imbibe its history and nostalgia. And of course, the wines of the most famous wineries overlooking the Douro River.

A city to explore walking. To be surprised by the life of a destination that, while continuously renewing itself, keeps retaining an authentic essence.

The capital of northern Portugal breathes life in each tile. From Sé Cathedral to the Douro River, Porto is a mix of stepped narrow streets and unique buildings. Walk up and down the steep slopes, and let this city surprise you with its perfect balance of nostalgia and avant-garde.

Historic center

Porto’s historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. This part of the city, where our hostel is located, stands out by its cobblestone alleys that descend towards the river, inviting you to lose yourself in them.

You will also be amazed by the colorful facades with their unique charm, or the impressive buildings such as the Sé do Porto, a cathedral of Romanesque origin, and the Palácio da Bolsa, a stunning neoclassical building whose interior definitely deserves a visit.

Douro River

Porto is overlooking the Douro River, and it is impossible to imagine the city without the character of its traditional rabelo boats, used to transport the wine from the Douro Valley to the cellars of the city, or without the 6 bridges that cross the river. These include the Dom Luís I bridge, a construction inaugurated in 1886 and one of the city’s most famous landmarks.

The perfect way to explore the Douro River is aboard one of the many cruises that allow visitors to enjoy a unique perspective of the banks of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.


Porto is especially famous for its wines. Therefore, no visitor should leave the city without visiting one of the many wineries located on the shore of Vila Nova de Gaia.

You will not only enjoy a tasting, but also learn more about the historical importance of these wines and their cultivation and production process, without forgetting fado shows in a unique environment.

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