Our 10 most popular blog posts of 2019
We’re looking back at some of the blog content you loved in 2019. Take a trip back in time with us.
5 Port Wine Cellars You Can't Miss in Porto
Port Wine is born in the Douro Valley, but it is the city of Porto that gives the name to the wine. Why? Because that’s where the wine ages and is shipped all over the world. A visit to the Port wine cellars is a mandatory activity during any trip to Porto. But where to start? Find out here.
Top 5 Francesinhas in Porto
A visit to our beloved city is never complete without tasting one of its most iconic dishes, the king of sandwiches, the belly-busting francesinha. Before getting to our top 5 francesinhas in Porto, let us introduce you a little bit of this Porto’s legendary dish. Continue reading.
10 Reasons Why Porto is the Best Place for a Winter Break
The best winter city breaks you can find will depend highly on what you are looking for, of course. Maybe you want snow, or maybe you want some sun. Maybe you are looking for a cheap winter break or you decided to go somewhere you’ve never been to before. Either way, here’s why we believe Porto is, in fact, the best European city for a winter break!
Day Trip to Douro from Porto
Just an hour and a half away from Porto, you can find the Douro Valley, one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world. Stunning landscapes of green and golden slopes covered with vineyards, wine estates spreading along the riverbanks and the birthplace of the well-known Port wine. This is a mandatory visit to anyone who visits Porto. We gathered our best travel and food tips for a perfect one day trip to Douro from Porto. Find out more here.
What is a “Bifana”
How is it possible that a piece of steak can fit so perfectly in a bread roll? Very often on our delicious Food Tours we tell our guests that they cannot leave Porto without trying bifanas. And almost always they reply “What’s that?” Hence, we have decided to share with you everything that a bifana is.
Ultimate Guide to Sweet Portuguese Pastries
There are two things that will happen to you after a visit to Portugal. The first one is the burning desire to return for another visit and the second one, a few extra pounds! All due to the delicious Portuguese gastronomy and sweet pastries. Today we’re going to take you through some of the most common sweet Portuguese pastries you will encounter on a visit to Portugal. Check it out!
The Portuguese Swallow
When you come to Porto, you may find yourself looking at pictures, graffiti and ceramic pieces of a blackbird. In fact, they’re all over town and to be honest, the country. Which bird is this and what is its meaning? One of our guests asked us that very question, so we went out to find out by ourselves! Continue reading to find out more about The Portuguese Swallow.
Typical Portuguese Soup Recipe – Caldo Verde
Caldo verde, typical Portuguese soup, which translates to “green broth”, is the most famous soup in Portugal. It is consumed all year round, typically eaten during Portuguese celebrations, such as weddings, birthdays, and you can hardly miss it during Saint John festival held on the 24th of June in Porto. Can you imagine a better meal? We cannot, which is why we’re giving you our favorite recipe!
Recipe – Delicious bolinhos de bacalhau
Codfish, oh codfish… we can’t stop thinking about it! Boiled, grilled, boiled and then grilled, fried with peppers, fried with tomatoes, cooked in stews, cooked in soufflés, cooked with rice, served raw with onions and olives, as an appetizer, as a main dish, as a dessert (yes, we have a codfish ice cream too!), there is no way for you to escape the king of Portuguese cuisine. Today we present you with bolinhos de bacalhau, or codfish cakes, which will just do the trick as an appetizer when you have friends coming over. This particular recipe has a twist to it: just a hint of Port wine, to jazz it up a little bit! Come along and we’ll teach you how to cook it here!
Best Beaches in the Porto Region
There are many things that make Portugal a country well worth visiting, including the delicious gastronomy, extraordinary wines, a vast and rich heritage, welcoming people, and, of course, a magnificent coastline stretching 943 kilometers (586 miles) long! And that doesn’t even include the islands! In honor of the sun-worshipers here is our selection of the Best Beaches in the Porto Region!