Saturday, 3 March 2018

Top 10 Instagram Spots in Porto





Portugal has become an important travel destination in the last few years, and, just like Lisbon, Porto (the second largest city in the country) is in many people must go list. Perfect for a short break from any European country, or for a longer stay, there is much to see in and around the northern Portuguese capital.

As so many of you had liked my Top 10 Instagram Spots in Lisbon post, I thought that would be only fair to provide you with the same for the gorgeous Porto, and here it is.

Today I bring you my top 10 Instagrammable spots in the city. There are many more amazing places and surely my photos may not be the best you can find, but this will give you some ideas of the spots you can't miss on you Instagram madness once you get to Porto.


1. RIBEIRA AND DOURO RIVER AT SUNSET

Make sure you are at D. Luís bridge at sunset. The view of the curving river and the colorful Ribeira district in the twilight is a show that you don't want to miss.





2. D. LUÍS I BRIDGE

D. Luís I bridge crosses the Douro river from Porto to Gaia. Pedestrians can cross both top and lower trays of the bridge, and the view at sunset is absolutely breathtaking. But also the bridge itself is worthy of your pictures from either of the river banks.






3. RIBEIRA VIEW FROM GAIA

Ribeira district is a spectacle of color and when you look at it form the Gaia pier it looks even more stunning. So, when you cross the river to Vila Nova de Gaia, don't forget to take a bunch of photos of the opposite bank.






4. AVENIDA DOS ALIADOS


The beautiful Avenida dos Aliados, with its buildings from the first half of the 20th century it's a must go place and the perfect scenery for many photos.






5. IGREJA DO CARMO


With its tiled walls, Igreja do Carmo is one of the most photographed monuments in the city. If you have the time, you may want to visit it and enjoy all the detail.


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6. CASA DE SERRALVES


The amazing pink house of Serralves is one of my favorite places in the city and, along with the park and the museum is a place you should not miss. The photo opportunities are infinite.







7. SANTO ILDEFONSO CHURCH

This small church, sitting on the top of a street is difficult to miss, and, with its blue and white tiled wall is perfect for a photo.



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8. SÃO BENTO RAILWAY STATION


São Bento is an icon railway station, mostly due to its tiled walls and amazing light. Even if you don't arrive in the city by train, don't forget to visit the station. Both the main room and the platform are worth the visit and have plenty of photo material.





9. CASA ORIENTAL

There are some iconic stores in Porto and Casa Oriental is one of the most photographed one. The bright color of the walls and the surrounding buildings make it a perfect Instagram subject.





10. LIVRARIA LELLO


Any Porto's Top 10 is complete without Lello bookshop. Lello is considered one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world and is surely the most photographed one in the country. You'll have to pay a fee to enter and probably to wait in a line. But be patient and you'll have some great photos to show for it!






You can find more on #Porto on my Instagram and I would love to take a look at your best Instagram pics of Porto. So, if you have some, please share them with me on the comments (links please) and I'll be glad to write a future article with the best Porto pictures on Instagram. Let's bring as much people onboard as we can, sharing this post with your friends. I'll be looking forward to know you and your Instagram profiles.


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