GoLisbon.com has established itself as the most complete online source for information about Lisbon. And now we’re going to do the same with Portugal’s second city, Porto (or Oporto in the English world).These two cities have as much in common as they have in unique differences and should be the two main stops in the country for those looking to experience the culture and soul of Portugal (the beaches of Algarve can be saved for the end of the trip…)
Porto is growing as a favorite tourist destination (especially for short city breaks among Europeans), and while it’s cleaned up to better welcome this larger number of guests, it still maintains an Old World atmosphere that unquestionably makes it one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
Overlooking the centuries-old boats that carry its world-famous port wine down the Douro River are magnificent turn-of-the-century bridges and monuments surrounded my colourful medieval houses… In between it all are new world-class cultural attractions by Pritzker Award-winning architects –- the Serralves Museum and Casa da Musica.
If you haven’t yet heard much about Porto or its attractions, we invite you to look at the new (and still partially under construction) GoOporto.com website. You’ll have plenty of ideas on what to see before or after a visit to Lisbon…