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Parque da Cidade do Porto

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"Parque da Cidade do Porto, also known as the City Park of Porto, is the largest urban park in Portugal. Covering an expansive 83 hectares, it's a haven for locals and tourists seeking respite from the city's bustle. Designed by Portuguese architect Sidónio Pardal and inaugurated in 1993, the park offers a variety of activities and attractions. Whether you prefer walking or running trails, cycling paths, or simply picnicking on the lush lawns, Parque da Cidade do Porto caters to all. Playgrounds keep children entertained, while a serene lake adds a touch of tranquility. Nature enthusiasts can explore the botanical garden, brimming with diverse plant life, while the amphitheater provides a venue for cultural events. For a deeper dive into astronomy, the park's planetarium offers captivating shows about the stars and planets. Even a museum awaits those curious about Porto's history and culture. So, if you're looking to relax, exercise, or learn, Parque da Cidade do Porto is the perfect urban escape."
"Porto City Park is a verdant oasis and an escape from the urban hustle and bustle. With vast wooded areas, tranquil lakes and walking trails, it is the ideal place to enjoy nature. The park also offers a variety of activities such as cycling, running and picnics. It also houses the Water Pavilion, an interactive space dedicated to environmental education. With stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and a serene atmosphere, Porto City Park is a perfect haven to relax, exercise and enjoy the natural beauty in the middle of the city."
"Connected to the Matosinhos beach promenade, this gorgeous city park is a hidden gem. It offers huge green spaces perfect for picnics and relaxing, several small lakes with a variety of ducks, geese and chickens, and a network of shaded walking and bike paths. It's the ideal natural getaway from the city!"

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Porto is my favorite city in Portugal (and quite possibly my favorite city in Europe). I've spent over 3 months here in the last two years, which has given me the unique opportunity to fully experience all Porto has to offer. But I also know what it's like to only have two or three days to try to see & do it all, and why I have created this guide for you. I've highlighted all the best spots, and added in some local favorites, to help you maximize your time in this incredibly vibrant city! Rather than have a rigid, scheduled checklist of places, I've tried to group locations together that would make sense if walking around the city. If you start the day where I've suggested, you'll have many options along the way from start to finish. Use the map icon to toggle between the guide and the map, or use the directions tab in each location description to link you to directly to Google maps. This guide includes: 🔹Suggested sites and activities for 3 days in Porto, thoughtfully & geographically grouped together to help maximize your time in the city. 🔹A mix of the "typical" spots to see, as well as some less-traveled places to add something different & unique to your experience. 🔹Tips and insights given are from my own personal experiences from spending over 3 months in this amazing city. This is not just a generic laundry list of an itinerary! And obviously you'll take lunch, wine (!!) and dinner breaks along the way. I didn't include restaurant options here, as I have an entire guide on just food! You will definitely want to check it out, so I'll link it below! ⬇️
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