Which is the best way of seeing Porto?
EMANUEL — For the ones who love walking, it is the perfect scenery. Leaving ROSA ET AL, 15 minutes are enough to get to the old part of the city. From Carmo Church, just ahead Carlos Alberto Square, you can already take a glimpse of Clérigos Tower and the Portuguese Photography Center. We walk a few more meters and there you are at the front door of the world-famous Lello Bookshop. The popular Paris Galleries are just next door. Step by step, slowly, hidden corners, curious details, art and architecture. Lost yourself? Ask any local and you will be welcome with a big smile.
PATRÍCIA — For those who prefer biking, the solution is quite simples. Rent ROSA ET AL’ s bikes and seek out. A secret? Go down Flores Street (peek Mercearia das Flores), than pass by Palácio da Bolsa (do not hesitate and go in) and finally go on to the waterfront. Porto’ s river side since Ribeira until the City Park deserves your full attention.
What about who arrives with limited time?
EMANUEL — The hop on hop off buses are their best allies. One ticket, one tour, 34 stops (monuments, viewpoints, pars, beaches, and waterfront areas) spread out across Porto, Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia. Stop and get out seeing them, coming back whenever you want and keep on your adventure.
In a city where both the river and the sea are a constant presence, the boat is for sure a good option.
PATRÍCIA — For everyone that is looking for the perfect view, Douro River shows to be solidary and shares with you the impressive and gracious image of Porto. A live painting that may be admired while sailing on a 6 bridges cruise. For the most ambitious, go up the river by boat and explore the beautiful landscapes it is an opportunity you cannot afford missing.
EMANUAL — There is no right or wrong choices. Each one discovers Porto at his own rhythm...For granted just that no one will remain indifferent to the surrounding landscape, the monuments and the people with whom and which they came across.