I’ve lived in Porto for 23 years
I speak English, Italian, Portuguese
I am Teaching
Hello, my name is Antonio, I have lived all my life in Porto, I worked mainly as a teacher in the textile area which was one of the main activities in the north of Portugal. Regarding my city, the cousins of my grandmother were owners of one the most important Port Wine cellars called "Calem" and I visit those cellars very often and which gave me a great knowledge of Port wine. Porto is a very diverse and random city, with many contrasts, as one British tourist told me last year. I think the places that should be visited, and that are mandatory, are the city center, some main churches, the river Douro riverside until the river mouth and the nearest beaches. These landscapes all make part of the mix that Porto is. Religious past mixed up with rich and poor areas. And these make all part of the city center. Not forgetting, of course, the Vila de Nova de Gaia side with the Port Wine cellars. And about the food there are many places to go, it all depends on how much a tourist wants to spend. Speaking about city gems, there are many like the Lello library, the Clerigos tower, the Arabic Saloon in the Porto Commercial Association, and, of course, the many blue tiles churches all around the city center. Last but not least the views from the Louis I bridge that is quite nice (with sunset even more). So, as you can imagine, time is crucial to hitting the right spots because they are not all reachable in a snap. Let me help you make the most of your time in Porto!