Porto is a beautiful port city. After Lisbon, it’s the second-largest city in Portugal, counting almost 300,000 inhabitants. The city – located along the Douro River – is the home base of football clubs FC Porto and Boavista. Both clubs play at the top tier of Portuguese football, the Primeira Liga. Boavista has been a mid-table club for several years, while FC Porto belongs to Os Três Grandes (the Big Three) of Portugal, together with Benfica and Sporting CP. As in most places in Portugal, football is quite important in Porto.
When travelling to Porto, it is good to realise the many other things the port city has to offer. Besides the world famous Port wine and the various beaches nearby, architecture, history and culture attract many tourists each year. The historical centre was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. You can stroll around this vibrant centre, visit the oldest Porto Cathedral, or simply enjoy a glass of Porto wine at one of the terraces.
It is definitely worth visiting Porto for several days. Book your tailor-made football trip to FC Porto easily online at Number 1 Football Travel. We will be happy to help you.