Views on Porto. Discover which city parks offer the most stunning views so you can fully appreciate them and take enviable photos

With its prime position on the mouth of the river Douro and its huddle of colourful buildings, Porto is extremely photogenic. Here are my tips for where to find the best views in Porto so you can go home with enviable holiday snaps. Clérigos Tower You can see the 76-metre tower of theRead More →

Porto and Dom Luís I bridge

I often get asked about Porto’s ‘must sees’. The city has such a lot to offer that it’s hard to narrow down the selection but some places definitely make it onto a ‘best of Porto’ list. With that in mind, I’ve published a self-guided walking tour of Porto’s highlights that’s flexible enough to do inRead More →

Rossio square in Lisbon with Santa Justa elevator and Carmo church in the background

I get a kick out of compiling (and reviewing) my annual wish list of places I’d like to visit in Portugal over the coming year. It’s becoming something of a ritual and helps me to get organised; my agenda is fast filling up. Some of these destinations and activities are definites, others areRead More →

Piscina das Marés seawater swimming pools, Leça da Palmeira, Porto. Photography by Julie Dawn Fox

If you’re in the city for more than a couple of days, you’ll find a variety of things to see and do near Porto that don’t involve exploring the Douro Valley. Head towards the ocean instead and discover beaches, nature reserves, fishing villages and more within easy reach. Check out this article if you’reRead More →

Wooden tram, Porto. How to get around Porto

One thing you need to know about Porto is that it’s hilly. Fascinating and beautiful too, but be prepared for lots of steep slopes and steps. The maps don’t show where these sneaky inclines are so unless you’re very familiar with the city, your sightseeing route could easily involve an unanticipated workout. That’s why it’s worth findingRead More →

Carolyn Miller on Dom Luís bridge, Porto © Terry Borst

It’s been a while since I interviewed anyone about their experience of travelling in Portugal but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Carolyn’s detailed descriptions, observations and helpful insights. Hi Carolyn, can you tell us a little about yourself, please? I am Carolyn Handler Miller, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. I’m a writerRead More →

Legalise it, Street Art AXA, Porto

Indoor street art sounds like a contradiction in terms but that’s what’s on offer this month in Porto. 5 floors of the former AXA building in Avenida dos Aliados have been taken over by celebrated national and international street artists. Note: Although the exhibition is over, you can explore the best ofRead More →

Urban art project by akaCorleone & Iamfromlx, street art, Lisbon

Marianne from East of Malaga has picked a theme that’s close to my heart for her monthly blog hop challenge; street art. Portugal has some very talented street artists who express their creativity on walls around their own country and abroad. One of my favourite Portuguese street artists is AlexandreRead More →