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ABOVE: A traditional shop in central Porto.
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
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
Other useful resources for planning a trip to Porto (and
which is the tourism site of icep Portugal, the Portuguese Trade and
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.
Porto article, which is a good source of information on the city's
history, climate, economy, sports teams, etc.
Frommer's Porto section, which includes material taken from the
Frommer's Portugal guidebook.
City of Porto, where you'll find a map with descriptions and pictures of
Porto photo gallery
Photo copyright © Porto & Northern Portugal
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