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Porto is one of the main cities of Portugal and also the capital of the northern region. The city is an important industrial and commercial center. Porto is spread along the hills and overlooks the Douro river estuary. For Muslim visitors there are quite...more

Porto, Portugal

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Porto is one of the main cities of Portugal and also the capital of the northern region. The city is an important industrial and commercial center. Porto is spread along the hills and overlooks the Douro river estuary. For Muslim visitors there are quite a number of mosques and Halal restaurants in Porto.

Porto is portrayed as one of the most romantic cities in Portugal. The historic center or Ribeira is one of best destinations to visit in Porto. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features rural-style plazas and old houses. Visitors can also enjoy a boat ride or cruise along the river. The city center or Baixa has several markets and shops where visitors can enjoy shopping and walk around the area to absorb in the city.

The Centro Portugues de Fotografia or the Portuguese Photography Museum is located in the city center and is a wonderful place to visit. The Pavilhao Rosa Mota is a wonderful pavilion with beautiful gardens that are good to walk around. The MuseuRomantico is a beautiful house that is good to visit. The Fundacao de Serralvesis a modern art museum which is housed in a beautiful building surrounded by gardens.

Porto offers some wonderful shopping. The Mercado do Bolhao is a great place for shopping where visitors can find great handicraft stores. The Santa Catarina street and the Cedofeita street are also good for shopping. There are also some good shopping centers in Porto such as Norte Shopping, ParqueNascente, Arrabida Shopping, Gaia Shopping and Mar Shopping.

Nearby Airports

Porto is served by the Francisco SaCarneiro Airport which is located about 15Km from the city centre. There is a metro line that connects the airport to the city centre. From outside the airport, there are buses connecting the airport to the city. A one-way ticket by the Aerobus costs 4 Euros. Taxis are also available from the airport to the city.

Halal Restaurants

There are a few halal restaurants in Porto like the TajMahal Restaurant, Ali baba Kebab haus, Mister Caffi Restaurant, Turkish, kebab and Pizza, etc.


Search for halal food and restaurants near you, here.

Mosques

There are a few mosques in Porto like the HazratHamza Mosque, Hazrat Bilal Mosque, Centro Cultural Islamico do Porto, etc.

Search for Mosques (Masjids), Surau (Prayer rooms and Musallah) near you, here.

Things to Do and See in Porto

  • Portuguese Photography Museum  
  • Ribeira  
  • MuseuRomantico  
  • Pavilhao Rosa Mota  
  • Castelo de Sao Joao da Foz  
  • Fundacao de Serralves/ Modern Art Museum  
  • River cruise


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