Porto + the North

Porto + the North Travel Guide

Articles about Porto + the North

By Caroline Hallemann

Photographer Andre Vincente Goncalves goes to great panes for the perfect shot.

By Frank Rose
Cruising down Portugal’s A1 Auto Estrada, I took the exit for the Forest of Buçaco, a nature preserve that was walled in by Carmelite monks 400 years ago. An hour later I was standing in a grassy clearing, surrounded by an ancient grove of cork oa...
By Briana Fasone
By Lyndsey Matthews

Hotels in Porto + the North

This 12th-century monastery turned inn, attached to a tiny church in a village of northern Portugal’s Gerês Mountains, retains its formidable Romanesque demeanor—right down to the stylishly austere bedrooms (former monk’s cells) and their extremely firm mattresses.

Restaurants in Porto + the North

At this beachside restaurant you’ll find Asian-inflected Portuguese dishes such as crab risotto with avocado ice cream.

Things to do in Porto + the North

A nine-day, village-wide medieval street fair held every July sounds corny and is corny, in a good way, with falconry and weaving demonstrations, wine and grappa tastings, art exhibits, concerts, a photography competition, and stalls selling artisanal soaps and exquisite ironwork, like hinges and