A destination distinguished for its production of world-class Port, Porto’s most atmospheric locale is its medieval waterfront of Bairro da Ribeira. Multi-storeyed colorful dwellings line the quay, talented accordion players fill the air with melodic tunes, and traditional rabelo boats dawdle down the River Douro, making for a romantic stroll along the tranquil waters. The Ponte Dom Luis, a gracefully arched metal bridge constructed by a student of Gustave Eiffel’s, is the icon of Porto, spanning the River Douro and connecting the city with Vila Nova de Gaia’s collection of port wine cellars.
3. Ponta da Piedade