Porto and the North

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  • 1. Cidadela

    Military Site

    Within the walls of the Cidadela, you'll find the Castelo and the Domus Municipalis (City Hall), a rare Romanesque civic building dating to...Read More

  • 2. Castelo de Guimarães

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This castle was built (or at least reconstructed from earlier remains) in the 11th century by Henry of Burgundy; his son, Afonso Henriques,...Read More

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  • 3. Feira de Barcelos

    Market/Bazaar

    Held every Thursday in the central Campo da República, the Barcelos Market is one of the country's largest. Starting at sunup, vendors cry out...Read More

  • 4. Praia da Apúlia

    Beach–Sight

    The old windmills that line Apúlia Beach are no longer in use but have been repurposed as charming rental cottages. Man-made sand dunes protect...Read More

  • 5. Praia de Ofir

    Beach–Sight

    South of the Cávado river, Ofir's beach is one of the most beautiful stretches along northern Portugal's coast. Huge dunes are bordered by rows...Read More

  • 6. Sea Life

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Arguably Porto's top kids' attraction since it opened in 2009, this compact aquarium is at the western end of Avenida da Boavista (next to the...Read More

  • 7. Teleférico

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    If you want to relax and enjoy a view of town, board the Teleférico, a cable car that takes you 440 yards up to the top of Mount Penha in 10...Read More

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