Just think about the sun, good wine, seafood and a quiet beach. It sounds idyllic, but these luxuries are not tied to an exclusive location.
Europe offers one of the most interesting mixes of architecture, history, gastronomy and summer vibes through Porto: one of the pearls of Portugal.
And if you’re looking to save money for an autumn/winter shopping spree, you won’t regret visiting this part of the world.
Every tiny detail will delight your eyes.
You’re invited to a colorful and never-ending trip, so just relax.
Maze of Streets
One thing you can never say about your trip to Porto would be that it’s “boring.”
Just think about wandering the small and cozy streets of the city while trying to find the right way to the peaceful beach.
While walking down to the Ocean, you can enjoy your rendezvous with the traditional Portuguese houses.
There is no need to use public transport or hail a taxi as the streets will be the best scenery you can get.
You will benefit from some in depth appreciation amongst the visual historic sights.
Porto is famous for narrow and beautiful streets.
People from all over the world fall in love with the views, and especially the feeling of meeting with the welcoming Ocean.
Palácio da Bolsa – Porto O Palácio da Bolsa, ou Palácio da Associação Comercial do Porto, no centro histórico da cidade do Porto, começou a ser construído em Outubro de 1842 e está classificado como Património Mundial pela UNESCO. Foto: @franciscaosousa #palaciobolsa #porto #centrohistorico #arch #city #travelling #instatravel #visitportugal #portugal #excelencia
Porto is rich in architectural wonders, and this city offers some unique experiences.
Let’s just say you can witness a small bit of the UNESCO heritage by visiting the Palacio da Bolsa: a building built between 1842 and 1910 used for conferences and commercial purposes.
Apart from its neoclassical style, you will fall in love with the Arab room, where you can see how the magnificent impact of Arabic architecture on the final image of the Palace.
If you want diversity, you can visit the Wine Museum (Museo do Vinho) or the futuristic Music Museum (Casa da Musica).
Music and wine dance together to offer you the perfect image of Portuguese people; they are defined by an active lifestyle.
Casa da Música Edifício concebido pelo arquiteto holandês Rem Koolhaas, situado na cidade do Porto, na zona da Boavista. Obra arrojada na forma, em betão armado, com uma área de aproximadamente 25.730 m 2 , demorou seis anos a ficar concluída. #casadamusica #musica #musician #architecturelovers #arquitetura #engenhariacivil #engeneering #betão #concretoarmado #sudengenharia #sudconstrucoesemontagens #porto #portugal
Last but not least, if you are a big fan of football, you cannot miss Estadio do Dragao.
Situated in the eastern part of the city, this piece of art is an Elite Stadium in Europe; home of F.C Porto.
The museum will steal your heart with its modern and dynamic charm.
After history and architecture lessons, it is time for some retail therapy.
The best spot to shop till you drop is Santa Catarina, and it will be an intriguing to walk on the popular streets of Porto.
You can opt for a shopping center where you can find all your favorite brands, or try the local Portuguese shops which will provide high-quality clothing.
There are solutions for every budget as Santa Catarina is the Mecca of shops.
Another centrally-located area is Rua do Cedofeita: a high street where you can shop and eat in style.
Majestic Cafe in Porto, the most beautiful cafe in the town and in the top 10 in the world. Used to be a meeting point of of artists, politicians and writers in the 20ties then it got neglected over the time and reopened in 1994 to its previous glory. Upon entering rewind hundred years back and soak up the atmosphere. The only pity that the clothing of the clientele gives it away… #majesticcafe #porto #portugal #europe #nightlife #cityvibes #citybreak #cityscape #architecture #placetobe #nightinporto #traveladdict #travelgram #traveller #traveleurope #travel #travellingwithkids #tourist #exploremore #welivetoexplore #welltraveled #portugalvision #portugal_em_fotos #portugal_de_sonho #portugramers #livingeurope #roadtrip #enjoylife #gooutside #pentax @wonderlust.portugal @ig_portugal_ @experienceportugal
Talking about places to visit before dying, Majestic Cafe is an unforgettable and heavenly designed restaurant.
Rated one of the Top 10 coffee restaurants in the world.
With a rich history, the elite of the city used to meet and discuss ideas while dining at this spot.
The Majestic Cafe brings back the 1920s and 1930s as the interior walls and windows will transfer you into a romantic atmosphere.
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Shades of The Ocean
For the moment you relax with your favorite book at the beach, we found some shades that will help you stay in shady style.
Polaroid PLD 6012/N is a fashionable solution; the polarized mirror lenses will take you to heaven.
Stylish and modern, they are ideal for a sunny day out at the beach, as Polaroid offers you the chance to opt for 8 different and crazy colors.
Mirror-blue or mirror-gold are our top choices for you.
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