Here are some suggestions of what you can do nearby Oporto / North of Portugal.
Learn or practice surfing, in Matosinhos.
Go for a trip along the banks of the Douro river by train or boat.
Enjoy beautiful beaches at north and south of Oporto: Vila Chã and Gaia (cold water).
Visit the city of Aveiro and Costa Nova seaside resort.
Go to the natural park of Gerês, for long walks, very old villages and wild fauna.
Visit beautiful villages on the Minho river, from Caminha to Melgaço.
Visit the city center of Braga (lunch at Hotel do Elevador at Bom Jesus do Monte), after lunch visit the city center of Guimarães, both architectural gems from a distant past.
Portuguese gastronomy has many Mediterranean influences and is extremelly diverse. It's famous for it's seafood, for the use of different spices, for the delicious olive oil and it's bread. Here are some of our suggestions.
Bacalhau à Brás, Bacalhau à Braga, Pataniscas de Bacalhau, Bolinhos de Bacalhau - cod fish dishes
Tripas à moda do Porto - white beans cooked with pig meat and its guts
Sardinhas assadas com pimentos - grilled sardines with peppers
Cabrito assado - roasted small goat
Feijoada à transmontana - beans and meat dish
Rojões à moda do Minho - typical heavy recipe from Minho
Caldo verde - typical Portuguese soup
Queijo da serra - sheep cheese
Broa de Avintes - typical Oporto bread
Francesinha - Oporto typical sandwich
Regarding wines, we suggest you to taste the wines from Demarcated Region of Douro. You can also try the Alvarinho variety of Vinho Verde. And of course don't forget to drink the sweet, but strong Port Wine.
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