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Flying to Porto

Fishing town, trading centre and cultural city

Mild continental climate

9 degrees

2 hours and 40 minutes

Initially founded as a fishing town, later a trading centre, but today it is primarily a city of culture. Porto is continuously evolving, offering visitors a wide range of experiences: from world heritage to modern art, from ‘Eiffel Tower’ to clock tower, and from sheep's cheese to port in abundance...

Places to visit in Porto

Across the River Douro runs the steel bridge Ponte Dom Luís I. The bridge is 120 years old and was built by a Belgian pupil of Gustave Eiffel. For those seeking a panoramic view, Porto has a special vantage point: the bell tower of the Baroque church Igreja dos Clérigos rises 75 metres above the city. There are 225 steps to climb, but they do take you to the highest point in northern Portugal. As the place name suggests, Portugal's world-famous port wine originates from Porto. All over the city you can indulge in tastings of this deliciously sweet, fortified wine.

Discover Porto

After Lisbon, Porto is Portugal's most popular destination for a city break, and that's with good reason. Porto's old city centre is called Ribeira and is nestled on the northern banks of the Douro river. It's a maze of narrow streets and colourful houses. The heart of the district is Praça da Ribeira, a bustling square filled with cafés and eateries. This was the city centre during the Portuguese Golden Age, which has definitely left its cultural mark and has unsurprisingly been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Practical information for your trip to Porto

  • The mains voltage in Portugal is 230 volts. You don't need a travel adapter for the sockets in Portugal

  • In Portugal you pay with euros. Debit and credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. Take cash with you to be on the safe side, so you can pay in small shops or restaurants

  • It's one hour earlier in Porto than in Eindhoven

  • In Porto, everything is within walking distance. Be sure to wear good shoes to walk up and down the steep streets. Not keen on exploring the city on foot? Why not take the tram, bus or metro?

  • With the exception of shopping centres, shops are closed at lunchtime. Most shops are open until 7 or 8 in the evening

Pictures of Porto

Colourful buildings in Porto

Ponte Dom Luís I steel bridge in Porto

Porto city view

Flight tickets from Eindhoven to Porto

You can fly from Eindhoven Airport directly to Porto in Portugal with Ryanair.

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