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Porto Destination Guide

Fly Direct to Porto

Get your sun holiday or city break off to a perfect start and enjoy close airport parking with short walks to the terminal. You’ll also love the relaxed atmosphere at Shannon - no congestion and no hassle guaranteed!

Just a short flight away, Porto is a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and port wine production. In the medieval Ribeira (riverside) district, narrow cobbled streets wind past merchants’ houses and cafes. São Francisco Church is known for its lavish baroque interior with ornate gilded carvings. The palatial 19th-century Palácio de Bolsa, formerly a stock market, was built to impress potential European investors.

When you land 

Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is located around 11km from the city of Porto, providing three methods of transport to get you into the city. The quickest method is by taxi.

Things to do

Explore one of Portugal's most important and visited monuments and take in the beauty and architecture of a neoclassical style building dating back to 1842. Get to know the story behind the building where the Porto Stock Exchange was located. 

Climb to the top of the Torre dos Clérigos in Porto. Enjoy panoramic views at the top of 225 steps whilst admiring the baroque façade of the Igreja dos Clerigos.

Gain entry to the World of Discoveries and experience Portugal’s fascinating history in 20 thematic installations. Go back in time to the 15th century through interactive multimedia displays. Imagine what is was like to journey to unmapped and unknown parts of the world.

Admire views of the historic center of Oporto, Vila Nova de Gaia, and the mouth of the Douro River and sail aboard a boat originally used to transport Port wine barrels. Navigate through the only city in Europe with 6 bridges!


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