Downtown Porto, commonly known as “Baixa” is the centre of the city of Porto and has been reborn after decades of decline. Traditionally the home of commerce, banking and city hall, at night the city is bubbling with diners and nightlife, especially on weekends. During the day, be sure to visit the main traditional shopping street, Rua de Santa Catarina, Bolhão traditional market, São Bento Station with its beautiful blue and white tiles depicting some of the city’s historic moments and don’t forget to climb Clérigos Tower, one of the city’s landmarks and best loved monuments from which you get a Birdseye view of the city – you won’t regret it!
Porto’s riverfront, or “Ribeira” is not to be missed. The old narrow streets are sprinkled with bars and small restaurants with typical Portuguese food like fresh grilled fish and next to the Douro River the square is filled with old, colourful houses. After dinner, you can watch a concert at Hard Club at the restored Mercado Ferreira Borges Market. Be sure to cross the river via the Dom Luís I bridge to Gaia where you can visit the Port Wine houses and have a breath-taking view of Porto. Now’s the time to take photographs!