Over the past years Oporto has been under the international spotlights being considered as the destination to travel to. And it definitely deserves all this recognition.

However, the most appealing highlight is the romantic flair that is felt on this riverside city.

The narrow streets, the Douro river, the 5 bridges, the beautiful viewpoints, the stunning churches…. There are romantic sceneries in every corner of the street. So please do not forget to bring you other half upon a visit to Porto.

As locals and Oporto lovers, we have identified the most romantic spots of the city. Want to surprise you lover? Then do not skip any of these places:

_Pergola da Foz: it is considered as one of the most beautiful verandas over the Douro river, and the sunsets spent here are unforgettable. With a garden on the back, the sky colours melting together with the river and the sea landscape, makes this place one of the dearest for lovers.

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Photo: jpvargas

Serra do Pilar: it is a mountain area in Vila Nova de Gaia, with an old monastery which todays host a barrack . It has outstanding views over the old neighbourhood of Oporto and with a superb view over São Luis Bridge.

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Photo: Alves Gaspar 

Passeio das Virtudes : An  old alley with outstanding views over the river banks, from here you can also access the park with the same name that nestles in the terraces of the Douro River. An outstanding spot for a romantic flair.

Passeio das Virtudes Porto -Jorge Portojo

Convinced? Take our accommodation suggestion in Porto : 1872 River House