Porto, a city with diversity
Vibrant, historic, buzzing and contagious - Porto is becoming one of Europe's most popular LGBT destinations.
Portugal has been showing an enormous acceptance by recognising of LGBT rights, such as same-sex marriage and adoption, the right to self-determination of gender identity and the prohibition of discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Porto, a city marked by free and revolutionary thinking, is second to none. Here it exudes freedom, tolerance and respect, and it's easy to find LGBT couples posing for pictures by the colourful facades, calmly walking the streets or enjoying the cosy spaces scattered across the city.
Upon arrival at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport you will find numerous transportation options to the city centre. Public transport is safe and comfortable and there is an underground station within the airport.
You can also buy Porto.CARD with unlimited access to the entire network of Metro, STCP Bus network and CP urban trains, as well as free tickets and discounts at more than 100 points of interest in the city.
For those who like to feel like a star or want to guarantee their main role on this trip, PortoBay Hotel Teatro recreates the atmosphere of Baquet Theatre, inaugurated in 1859 in that very same place. In the heart of the city and 151 years later, we find the bohemian, luxurious and unique atmosphere of this theatre.
For a luxurious and panoramic view of the city, The Yeatman is the right choice. Wine Hotel located in the area of the Port Wine Cellars, offers the Portuguese art of welcoming guests in a British atmosphere of classic comfort and elegance.
If you want to feel like royalty, you must-visit the Intercontinental. Housed in an 18th-century palace, with a privileged view over Avenida dos Aliados and within walking distance of all the main cultural landmarks, Intercontinental - Palácio das Cardosas is the perfect place for those who want to see the true essence of the city.
But the options do not end here and there are places to suit all tastes and pockets.
After a visit to the city's main attractions, such as Café Majestic, Livraria Lello, Clérigos Tower or Bolhão Temporary Market, take time to rest at the Mistik Sauna Club. Here you can find a space that fosters socialising, relaxation and well-being.
So that nothing is left to chance, and before you get carried away by the night, stop by the Anjos Urbanos hairdressers and take the opportunity to pamper yourself.
The nightlife of Porto is already well known. A small but intense world where you can find everything!
Pride Bar is all about LGBT. Theme parties and drag shows are just some of the reasons why you should go to this bar.
Closer to the city centre, Café Lusitano is a cosmopolitan space that has a 1950s vibe. We guarantee you will love it!
Nearby, housed in an old building, you will find Café au Lait. You can go there at any time for a conversation while drinking coffee, a relaxing late afternoon tea or to start your evening in the best possible way.
Close to Rotunda da Boavista, the Labirintho bar differentiates itself for belonging to the so-called cultural bars, hosting art exhibitions, concerts and other cultural events.
In addition to all this, the LGBT Porto scene has a variety of annual events to offer, from the LGBT Pride Parade to Queer Porto. Plenty of sunshine, must-visit museums and art galleries, beaches and, of course, Port Wine, are added to the list of reasons why you should visit the city!
Planeie a sua viagem
Dotada de uma rede de acessibilidades em franca expansão é possível chegar facilmente à cidade de avião, autocarro, automóvel, barco, comboio ou metro.
O Porto é um dos destinos turísticos mais antigos da Europa e a riqueza do seu património artístico, o Vinho do Porto, os vastos espaços dedicados ao lazer e a sua vida cultural são apenas alguns dos motivos que convidam a visitar a cidade.
Aqui encontra alguns dados essenciais sobre o Porto, bem como a referência a vários serviços públicos e privados disponíveis.
É fácil deslocar-se nos limites da cidade com recurso aos transportes públicos ou em viatura própria ou alugada.
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