Porto is the pulsating city of Portugal. With a population of 2.1 million people, it is the second-largest city in the country. Porto is the incredible chance to explore some fascinating Portuguese culture amongst the locals! Touristic attractions of this beautifully diverse city, includes the Coliseu do Porto, Serralves and the Casa da Música.
Cheap flights to Porto are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready to experience this fabulous city! Porto is home of Porto Airport (OPO), which is located a short 10-minute drive from the city centre. Porto Airport serves a multitude of airlines – including Iberia, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal and TAAG Angola Airlines. Popular international flights depart from Cape Town and Johannesburg. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Porto is approximately 12 hours and 25 minutes!
Popular flights to Porto
* Please note that the prices are subject to availability and block out dates do apply over peak season.
Why visit Porto
Local Porto Life
An authentic perspective of the city is best experienced with the help of the locals. See the city through their eyes. Seeing the locals living day-to-day is a remarkable sight.
The city is the food capital of Portugal. Booming with enticing food markets, bistros and family-run tascas (taverns), tourists are exposed to a cultural gastronomic extravaganza.
Porto is prosperous with sublime natural landscapes. Words fail to capture the vastness of the Douro River. The city blooms with scenery that affords tourists the necessary calmness they seek.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
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Porto International Airport
Best time to visit Porto
Porto experiences a moderate climate. During autumn (September to December) the colours of the city are incredible. The temperatures tend to fall immensely at night. Porto experiences a grey hue during winter (January to March), there is a magical atmosphere in the crisp air. The winter months are great for dining and exploring the wine cellars, along with tours to the incredible museums and galleries. To fully capture the vibrant and jovial feel of Porto, the best time to visit is during summer (June to September). Festivities are well under way during the sunshine filled month. In May, the Primavera Sound music festival delights all music lovers. For a cultural celebration, attend the Serralves em Festa in the city garden.
Weather & Climate in Porto
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Porto’s culturally textured aesthetic is magnificent in its standing. The city’s contrasting architecture dates back to the establishment of the Romanesque Cathedral. Renowned artists have left their mark in the city, which can be seen on medieval walls, the metro and Rua São Pedro de Miragaia.
Tourists are welcomed into this soulful city, greeted by friendly locals and unique aromas. Porto is nestled along the Douro River, which leads to an eternity of historical buildings, marvellous bridges and world-famous port wine houses.
The author, J.K Rowling, lived and taught English in this magical city. It is here that she found inspiration for the mystical world of Harry Potter. Lello, a Gothic-style bookstore will ignite pure appreciation within die-hard fans, as they observe the similarities of many scenes from Harry Potter. It creates a transcending nostalgia for Hogwarts!
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South African passport holders require a Schengen Visa to enter Porto and Portugal. Applicants should apply no more than three months prior to departure of their trip.
• South African passport valid for six months beyond date of return from trip.
• Two blank pages available for stamps.
• One recent passport photograph.
• Return flight tickets from South Africa to Portugal.
The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa is located in Lisbon, Portugal.
Address: Avenida Luis Bivar 10