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Cais de Gaia

The views from Cais de Gaia are perhaps the longest-lasting images of Oporto for visitors. It’s impossible not to stand in awe at the city’s stunning skyline, whose impact is further enhanced by the picturesque boats that stand in front, and the soaring double-decker Dom Luis Bridge.

Breathe in the atmosphere from the several cafes and restaurants at the riverfront (Bogani Café is especially recommended for a drink and chill-out sounds), and then visit the terracotta-topped Port Wine warehouses that stand behind them.

Most of the world’s supply of Port is stored and aged here, and a visit to any of the warehouses should not be missed. If you venture into the alleys uphill, you will find 19th century manor houses and even more port lodges (that of Taylor’s is especially worth a visit).

It is best to come here in late afternoon and stay for dinner overlooking Oporto.

How to Visit

Location: Gaia riverfront
Getting there: Walk across Dom Luis I Bridge.
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