Portugal's second city, Porto is one of the oldest cities in Europe and its maze of cobbled streets play host to beautiful old churches, colourful houses and pretty plazas in which to relax in a pavement cafe. The modern side of the city is a thriving cosmopolitan area, full of shops, bars and restaurants popular with university students and tourists alike.
Ribeira, the old town is almost lost to time, with its residents sat on their doorsteps enjoying a natter with neighbours. Its the place to go to escape the hustle and bustle of the modern city.
Take a trip on the cable car for amazing views of the city, enjoy a trip to the cathedral, take a tram along the river bank or enjoy a performance at the Casa da Musica. A trip to Livraria Lello & Irmao is a must if you're visiting Porto. Perhaps the most beautiful book shop in the world, even JK Rowling stopped off here for a coffee while enjoying a book.