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...
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