Category: Porto and North of Portugal

 

Top of the best day trips in Porto and surrounding area

Are you preparing a trip to the capital of Northern Portugal and still don't know what to do? Don't worry! In this article you'll find the best day trips and activities in Porto but also in other amazing places you won't want to miss. Best activities and day trips in Porto Video-Souvenir of Porto The [...]

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Travel guide to visit Douro and Porto in 7 days

Listed by UNESCO as World Heritage since 2001, Alto Douro Wine Region, as well as the whole Douro Wine Region, and the Douro International Natural Park are places of exceptional beauty, with much to see and discover! Come with me and visit Douro and Northern Portugal in a week that you won't forget! In an itinerary with over 600 [...]

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Discover the best hotels in Northern Portugal and relax!

To help you prepare your trip to the beautiful Northern Portugal, I've made a list of the three best hotels of each category and I took into consideration the several points of interest in this area. Discover what are the best hotels in Northern Portugal so that your trip to this region becomes memorable! Information: None [...]

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Discover the wonderful city of Bragança, located in Northern Portugal

Recently I went on a road trip to visit some other beautiful places in Northern Portugal: the wonderful village of Gimonde and the beautiful city of Bragança. This city is the main city in this Portuguese region and is only a few kilometres away from Montesinho Natural Park and Spain. Discover the village of Gimonde My itinerary in the northern [...]

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Porto hotels – discover the best places to spend the night!

To help you prepare your trip to the Portuguese capital of the north, I made a list of what are for me the top 3 Porto hotels, by category. Plan your visit to Porto and prepare yourself for some great times! What were the selection criteria when choosing the best Porto hotels? I've chosen hotels with more than [...]

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Visit Porto in 2 days – check here my detailed guide

When you visit Porto, soon you'll realise this is a cosmopolitan city where the ancient meets the contemporary. Porto is source of inspiration, where people visiting it will definitely want to return! The city of Porto gave the name to Portugal (Portucale) and to the world famous wine that goes by the same name. However, the [...]

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Top 10 of the places to visit in Northern Portugal

Do you want to discover Northern Portugal but don’t know what places to visit? In this article you'll find some of the most beautiful places in this Portuguese region and in the country. Here is our top 10 of the places to visit in Northern Portugal 1. Porto The beautiful capital of Northern Portugal doesn’t need introduction, [...]

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Itinerary of one day to visit Lamego and the amazing Douro Valley

A few days from ending my road trip to Northern Portugal, I visited the wonderful town of Lamego and some of the most amazing villages close to Douro river. Don't miss my visit to unique locations and discover the authenticity of Alto Douro Wine Region, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. São Leonardo de [...]

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Travel guide of 2 days to Douro International Natural Park

After having enjoyed two amazing days in the beautiful Montesinho Natural Park, I drove south to visit Douro International Natural Park, in the border between Portugal and Spain. I didn't plan to visit this part of Northern Portugal, but my cousin had already visited it years ago and wanted to show me all the natural [...]

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Top 10 of the best beaches in the North of Portugal

When you think of sunbathing the first thing that comes to mind is the South of Portugal, but Algarve is not the only place with good and beautiful beaches where you can have a great day. Here is my selection of the best Porto beaches and others in the North of Portugal. The best Porto [...]

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Top of the things to do in Braga

Braga was founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago - it was called Bracara Augusta. It is one of the oldest Portuguese cities and one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. It is located in the North of Portugal, known as the capital of Minho, and is the third biggest city in the [...]

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Top of the places to visit in Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal

Also known as the "birthplace of Portugal", Guimarães is a city full of history and it will surely amaze you! Located in Northern Portugal, it was here that some of the most important politic and military events took place in 1128, events that led to the independence and creation of a new nation. At that [...]

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Top 20 of the places to visit and things to do in Porto

One of the things to do in Portugal is definitely visiting Porto. The city of Porto has a remarkable importance in Portugal’s history – it was the city that gave the name to this beautiful country. By visiting Porto you will discover a city like no other in Europe, friendly people, a rich gastronomy and much more – [...]

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Top of the places to visit in Peneda-Gerês National Park

Created in 1971, Peneda-Gerês National Park has a total area of 72 290 hectares, located in the old provinces of Minho and Trás-os-Montes, in Northern Portugal and just 100 km away from Porto. In the park you'll find dozens of granite villages that haven't changed much since the creation of Portugal in the 12th century. The oldest [...]

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Top of the places to visit in Ponte de Lima

Founded in 1125 by the Countess Dª. Teresa de Leão, the mother of the first king of Portugal, Ponte de Lima is one of the oldest and most beautiful towns not only in Northern Portugal but in the whole country! Fortified in the 14th century due to its strategic position, this medieval town was protected [...]

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