From the banks of the Douro River, Porto exudes a down-to-earth, quiet beauty. Discover it in the intricate patterns of azulejo tiles embellishing every building. Spot it in the unique design of the city's baroque churches and iconic bridges. Uncover it in magical bookshops, or tiny waterfront restaurants. Let it sink in around a glass of Porto's signature drink—fantastic, fortified wine.Saúde!

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Pursue Porto for a coastal vacation in Portugal. Try the best restaurants in Porto, around the historic square of Ribeira. Admire the lovely Sao Bento train station, the Clérigos church and the incredible Lello bookshop. Take a wine tour of the nearby Douro Valley vineyards. Go for our packages for perfect Porto hotels and flights to Portugal from Canada.

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Language

Portuguese

What to eat

Caldo verde (kale soup), tripas a moda do Porto (a tripe stew) and a francesinha (a Porto-loved sandwich consisting of steak, ham, sausage, topped with a fried egg, melted cheese and a beer and tomato sauce).

What to bring back

Port wine, chocolates from Chocolataria Equador, brightly coloured ceramic wall plates, beautiful azulejo tiles and cork-based crafts (Portugal produces half the world’s cork!).

Fun Fact

People of Porto bear a very interesting moniker—tripeiros—which roughly translates as tripe-eaters. There are many tall tales as to why, the most popular one being that in 1415, the city’s inhabitants donated all their meat to a Portuguese explorer on his way to war and were left to survive off tripe, which also inspired the local dish, tripas a moda do Porto (Porto-style tripe).

Important Info

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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