Portugal’s second city. The heart of the city is a UNESCO Heritage site, and of course, it will always be associated with its production of Port Wine.
The larger conference style hotels are located to the west of the city centre. These are complemented by venues with excellent meetings facilities such as a converted Customs House by the river to a contemporary art museum to a purpose-built conference and trade show facility.
Eating out is a way of life in Portugal, and the wide choice of restaurants in Porto thoroughly reflects this, offering a great choice of dining options at all levels. Fresh and salted fish (bacalhau) is strong point, as, for the less squeamish, is the local tripe speciality! And rivalry with Lisbon extends beyond the football pitch with Porto often boasting of their superior cuisine.
Wine tasting options are many – obviously the Port Wine Cellars in the city itself but excursions into the stunning Douro Valley are a must for many and allow for a fascinating insight into the whole wine-producing process. Trips into the valley can be done by boat or alongside the river by train. Walking tours really bring the city to life and can be complemented by exclusive use of trams or the wonderful Rabelo boats which once transported the barrels of wine down to the city from the Douro.
Access: The modern and easily negotiable airport is served by airlines such as TAP, Iberia, Lufthansa, Luxair and Brussels Airlines, with other airlines operating seasonally. Transfer time between the airport and city centre hotels is usually 15-20 minutes.
Weather: Warm in summer and mild in winter make this a good, year-round destination.
Venues: The old wine lodges on the south bank of the River Douro are ideal for group dinners and cocktail receptions. Other versatile venues include the centrally-located Stock Exchange and the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as the city’s striking concert hall
Hotels in Porto
The city’s modern infrastructure includes several top-end hotels from purpose-built to unique converted palaces. All to cover all the needs of your incentive or company event. Cititravel can help you investigate which is the best hotel that suits your needs.
Possibly the best views of Porto
In the financial heart of the city
Palacio das Cardosas
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