Porto is a historic city that is greatly associated with trade and business. The center has been declared as the World Heritage site. I was amazed by how rich the culture of this city can be. If you are a first time visitor like me, there are many things for you to see and do. Here are some of the best things that you can check out.
Explore Livraria Lello
Livraria Lello is a bookstore. Believe it or not, it is the most attractive one that you will come across the globe. I came to know that this used to be one of the favorite joints for JK Rowling when she was in Porto. It is the busiest and the most popular landmark.
Drop in at a Wine Cellar
Porto is known for its wine. Visit Duoro Valley to catch a glimpse of how it is produced. There are sample bottles that you can try out. You will find many cellars, simply choose the one that you like.
Marvel at Azulejo Art
For decorating the buildings, homes, and streets of Portugal, Azulejo tiles are used. There are some landmarks which are popular for their cultural mosaics and great architecture. If you have to check out the amazing displays, you do not have to look far because you will find Azulejo everywhere you in the city.
Go for a Picnic
Porto has many terraced gardens. You will be able to go for a walk here. I just sat and spent some relaxing time. Carry a picnic basket with you and have a picnic with your family.
Visit the Beach
Irrespective of where you are in Portugal, make sure that you spend some time at the beach. This is a romantic way to spend some time.