Summer in Porto is a synonym of sunny days, a breeze from the ocean and a vibrant city, full of activities. If you’re planning a visit to the charming city of Porto during the hottest season of the year, you cannot miss the chance to explore the unique attractions it has to offer. On this article, we present five tips for walks that will make your stay even more memorable. Enjoy your Summer to the max in Porto!
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Start your day with a walk along the picturesque margins of the Douro river. Enjoy the beautiful landscape while you walk alongside the river, and the lively atmosphere of this city. On the way you’ll find cosy coffee shops and restaurants by the river, which are perfect for a refreshing pause, delicious tidbits and excellent wines. Take some photographs of the Luís I Bridge, the city’s most recognisable image.
To freshen up, go to Foz do Douro, where the river meets the sea. Here you’ll find excellent beaches and perfect pavements for a relaxed walk. Dip your feet in the soft sand and feel the ocean’s breeze while you relax in the sun. Maybe have a coffee by the sea and enjoy Summer in Porto.
A visit to the Lello bookshop is a must for culture and history lovers. Considered one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world, Livraria Lello captivates visitors with its unique architecture, its big staircase and its colourful windows. Take a walk on the corridors full of books, and dive into the magical atmosphere that inspired the author J. K. Rowling to create the world of Harry Potter. Don’t forget to take a photo on top of the staircase, so that you have a special souvenir.
The Clérigos Tower is another iconic place in Porto which is worth exploring during Summer. Go up the 240 stairs until the top of this baroque tower and be rewarded with a stunning panoramic view of the city. Enjoy the unique view over Porto’s roofs, historical monuments and the Douro river. When you come down, visit the Clérigos Church, an architectonic treasure that has a rich history and precious works of art.
Another excellent option for a walk in Porto during Summer is to explore the City Park. Located by the sea, this great park offers an exuberant green area, perfect for relaxing walks, picnics and open-air activities. Enjoy the shadowy trails, the well-kept gardens and the quiet lakes.
Summer in Porto offers infinite and fascinating experiences for all tastes, and you will certainly find something to make your visit to the city memorable. Don’t forget to book your accommodation with LovelyStay, so as to guarantee a comfortable escapade and the perfect holidays. Have a look at all of our accommodation options in the link and enjoy an unforgettable Summer in this charming city.
Translated by Joana Teixeira