We have entered November and are in the middle of Autumn. In this season, rain becomes more frequent, the winter coats start to get out of the wardrobe, and the days become shorter. Even so, we can’t stop enjoying the orange leaves falling on the ground, the beautiful landscapes and, of course, a good wine! After all, Autumn in Porto deserves to be fully enjoyed!

For those who live or intend to visit the city during this period, we have selected some tips about how to enjoy Autumn in Porto and to fall in love with its most beautiful places this season.

For those who enjoy travelling at this time of the year, we have recently written in our blog some tips to enjoy Autumn in Lisbon. Keep reading on the link!

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Palácio de Cristal

The Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal are a pleasant green space where you can enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the Douro river. With a great variety of flowers and trees, as well as fountains and statues which allude to the seasons of the year, this garden is beautiful all year long! In Autumn, it has a special charm due to the orange colours of the tree leaves.

Roasted chestnuts

In Autumn, we start to feel the smell of roasted chestnuts on the streets of every city in the country. In the north, this tradition is even more present. The smell of roasted chestnuts invades the streets of Porto in Autumn. It is possible to find several stands in emblematic spots of the city, such as Santa Catarina street or outside of the São Bento station, where chestnuts are roasted on the spot.

Parque da Cidade

Be it to walk, to take the family, to have a picnic (on a sunny day) or even to enjoy the view. The Parque da Cidade is considered the biggest urban park of the country, the natural green areas stretch into the Atlantic Ocean, giving it a rare characteristic on a world level. Therefore, for those who are enjoying Autumn in Porto, this park is an excellent option.

Praça da Liberdade

The Praça da Liberdade is the most important square in Porto, making it one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city. It is where the main events and demonstrations happen. Surrounded by historical buildings, the square has several trees – which are so beautiful this season – making it a mandatory stop for those who want to enjoy Autumn in Porto. Besides being emblematic, it is very close to the São Bento station, the city’s most beautiful and central one, as well as many tourist spots all around. Go and visit it!


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Translated by Joana Teixeira

Categories: Tourism