Living in Porto: Things to Do and See in Porto, Portugal

Porto—A Scenic Town With Great History

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Living in Porto

Located in the north of Portugal, the city of Porto is privileged by its exceptional location between the Douro River and the Atlantic Ocean—a region where tradition, natural beauty, and quality real estate come together offering the most beautiful properties and vineyard estates of the Douro Valley.

What Is the History of Porto?

The area’s famous historical and cultural value is strongly demonstrated through its famed monuments such as the Porto Cathedral, the Clérigos Tower, and the Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) and Casa da Música (House of Music), built during the European Capital of Culture event in 2001.

What to Do and See in Porto?

Porto’s riverside area, with its iconic cobbled streets and traditional houses, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Douro’s river shores are connected by six bridges, including the famous D. Luiz I Bridge, designed by Gustav Eiffel. On the left shore of Douro river, is the city of Vila Nova de Gaia where the famous Port Wine Cellars can be found produced in the Douro valley.


The area near the City Park, which measures more than 205 acres of natural green and stretches to the seaside, offers numerous luxury estates. Porto’s growing luxury real estate constructions deliver a high quality standard, which is increasingly appreciated by national and foreign investors.

What Is the Architecture in Porto?

A few kilometers north of Porto are the traditional secular villas, Douro valley’s popular vineyard properties. The richness of the soil make the Douro valley region the most sought after in the north of Portugal. In the last few years, the growing infrastructure in the area has brought more interest in the vineyard region of the north of Portugal, namely the Douro valley.

How Many People Live in Porto?

Population: 1.7 million

What Languages Are Spoken in Porto?

Language: Portuguese

What is the Currency in Porto?

Currency: Euro.

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