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Porto Car HirePorto (also known as Oporto) is Portugal's second largest city, and a busy industrial and commercial centre. Porto is one of the most beautiful cities of Portugal. It has many fascinating buildings, baroque churches and some remarkable museums.
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Plan your journey from PortoOne of the most charming coastal towns in the world, Porto is famed for its bridges, port wine production and its Baroque architecture.
Porto is located on the hills overlooking the Rio Douro estuary. You'll get great views of the city from one of its six bridges, Dom Luís Bridge is particularly recommended.
Don't miss the historic centre is the Ribeira district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Porto is also known for its ancient churches and cathedrals, such as Sé Catedral and the Church of São Francisco, as well as modern architectural wonders such as the Casa da Música and the Serralves Museum.
Road trips from PortoPorto to Coimbra
90 minutes from Porto lies one of the oldest university towns in Europe, the riverside town of Coimbra.
Head into town and you’ll be greeted its two beautiful cathedrals; the 'new' cathedral built in the Baroque fashion and the 'old' cathedral, which is more Romanesque in style.
You’ll feel the influence of the university in Coimbra, whatever time of year you visit. The city offers a real taste of Portuguese academia, with its busy cafes, vibrant bars and political graffiti on student dwellings.
Porto to Caminha
Just over an hours’ drive from Porto is the sleepy riverside town of Caminha, one of the most beautiful and scenic towns in Portugal.
There’s so much to see and do once you arrive in Caminha, we’d recommend starting with the main square where you’ll get a real taste of the old town. Visit the Misericórdia church, with its stunning ornate interior and the Casa dos Pitas, a 17th century house, built in the late Manueline style.
If you’re seeking something a little more active then head to the beach, where you can take part in all sorts of water-based activities, including boating and windsurfing.
Porto to the Douro Valley
The Douro Valley is one of the most breath-taking and majestic drives in the whole of Portugal.
The valley is famed for its wine production but there’s so much more to see on this route. Follow the river and you’ll see the vineyards, as well as towns and villages offering a true taste of Portuguese life and culture.