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ABOVE: A traditional shop in central Porto.

Tourist information

The offices and Web site of Porto Tourism can help you plan your trip. (For a list of information offices in Porto, see the FAQ on Porto Tourism's Web site. The tourist office also sells the Porto Card, which offers free admission to municipal museums and discounts at participating businesses. You can buy a "1-Day Walker" card cheaply if you plan to ride the Metro or buses; other versions of the card include unlimited public transportation.

Other useful resources for planning a trip to Porto (and Portugal) include:

  • VisitPortugal.com, which is the tourism site of icep Portugal, the Portuguese Trade and Tourism Office.

  • The Porto Convention & Visitors Bureau site with its image gallery, a roundup of flight frequencies from major cities, and an "About Porto & Northern Portugal" section with brief slide shows--with an orchestral soundtrack as a bonus.

  • Wikipedia's Porto article, which is a good source of information on the city's history, climate, economy, sports teams, etc.

Next page: Porto photo gallery


In this article:
Porto, Portugal
Porto's lifeblood: Port wine
Sightseeing, excursions
Museums
Events and festivals
Hotels
Restaurants
Shopping
Transportation
Tourist information

More about Porto:
Porto photo gallery - 35 captioned pictures
Cálem - A port wine lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia

Related articles:
Northern Portugal Index

Photo copyright © Porto & Northern Portugal Tourism.