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Discover the charm of Portugal with my destination guide. From the historic streets of Lisbon to the impressive Azulejos that are found in Porto.

Immerse yourself in Portugal’s rich culture, indulge in mouthwatering cuisine, and embark on thrilling adventures amidst stunning landscapes. Start planning your perfect Portuguese getaway today.


Welcome to Porto, Portugal’s second-largest city and vibrant cultural, history, and gastronomy hub. Along the Douro River’s banks, Porto boasts a rich maritime heritage, stunning architecture, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. 

As you wander through Porto’s charming streets, you’ll encounter a blend of old-world charm and modern flair. From the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge spanning the river to the colourful houses of the Ribeira district, there’s no shortage of picturesque sights to behold.

Porto is also famous for its port wine, which is produced in the nearby Douro Valley. Explore the city’s wine cellars, sample the local vintages, and soak in the breathtaking river views and surrounding countryside.

But Porto isn’t just about history and wine – it’s a city pulsating with energy and creativity. Discover bustling markets, trendy cafes, and a thriving arts scene, all against the backdrop of Porto’s unique architectural landscape.


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Step inside Torel 1884, a luxury boutique hotel in Porto, Portugal, known for its elegance, attention to detail, and impeccable service.  
Each of the 23 suites and apartments is individually designed. 

I’m not going to lie…. My main purpose in visiting Porto was to see those azulejos. If you’ve seen pictures of Porto (and other parts of Portugal), you’ve seen the beautiful blue and white tiles on the facades and interiors of buildings and churches. 

Conveniently situated in the centre of Porto, Catalonia Porto is the perfect spa hotel for your stay in Porto without breaking the budget.  

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Welcome to Lisbon, the vibrant capital city of Portugal and one of Europe’s most captivating destinations. With its stunning blend of ancient history, lively culture, and breathtaking views, Lisbon offers a truly unforgettable experience.

Perched on the hills overlooking the Tagus River, every day is leg day in Lisbon when you explore the inclined streets adorned with colourful tiles and filled with Fado music. From the historic Alfama district to the cosmopolitan Chiado neighbourhood, each corner of the city tells a story of its rich past and vibrant present.

Take a ride on one of the city’s charming yellow trams, or relax in one of its many picturesque plazas, soaking in the laid-back atmosphere.

Lisbon is also a paradise for food lovers, with its diverse culinary scene offering everything from traditional Portuguese delicacies to innovative fusion cuisine. Indulge in freshly caught seafood, pastel de nata, and a glass of port wine. 

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