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 Lyndsey Matthews
By Briana Fasone

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

Stop by this 88-year-old spot for traditional rabanadas (mini French toast).

Things to do in Porto + the North

The elaborate neo-Gothic façade of this former library barely hints at the opulence inside: carved wood, gilded pillars, ornamented ceilings, and a gorgeous red staircase lit by a stained-glass atrium.