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Praça do Infante D. Henrique

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"Praça Infante D. Henrique, also known as Infante Dom Henrique Square, is a historic square located along the waterfront of Porto, Portugal. Named after Infante Dom Henrique, also known as Henry the Navigator, a prominent figure in Portugal's Age of Discovery, the square offers stunning views of the Douro River and the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge. At the center of Praça Infante D. Henrique stands a statue of Infante Dom Henrique, honoring his contributions to Portugal's maritime exploration and expansion. Surrounding the square are elegant buildings, cafes, and restaurants, making it a popular destination for both locals and tourists. The square serves as a starting point for exploring Porto's waterfront promenade, where visitors can stroll along the riverbanks, take boat tours, or simply relax and enjoy the scenic views. Additionally, Praça Infante D. Henrique is within walking distance of several major attractions, including the historic Ribeira district and the Port Wine Cellars across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia. With its historical significance, picturesque setting, and vibrant atmosphere, Praça Infante D. Henrique captures the spirit of Porto's maritime heritage and serves as a memorable destination for visitors exploring the city's waterfront."
"Green space just past the end of Rua das Flores, uphill from the Ribeira."

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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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