Porto is known for its stunning architecture, rich history and vibrant culture. However, even in this charming destination, rainy days are not uncommon and right now the weather points to weeks without sun lights. But don’t be sad if you already have the trip planned, because on those days Porto unveils its indoor treasures, inviting you to discover its culture, art and culinary in a whole new way.
See now how you can make the most of your time to enjoy the city when the raindrops fall:
What about exploring some museums? We already talked about WOW and the Pink Palace museum here, and there are a lot of great others, like Museu Serralves which is a haven for art enthusiasts who love thought-provoking exhibitions. Museu do Vinho do Porto is also a good option, because what’s a better way to spend a rainy day than by learning more about this iconic beverage of our country?
As we are talking about cultural experience, search for a Fado show (Fado is a genre of Portuguese music characterized by its melancholic and soul-stirring melodies). Casa da Guitarra is one of these places that can give you an experience of intimate Fado performance, where the emotions and stories conveyed by the singers will resonate with you, combining with the gloomiest of grey days.
An alternative of cultural activity is doing a Port Wine Tasting. There are many wine cellars like Ramos Pinto, Ferreira and Graham’s, just across the river Douro, at Vila Nova de Gaia. They offer guided tours and tastings which is a great way to learn about the history and production of this iconic wine, all while staying dry.
Well, now you can see that the rain can’t deter you from exploring Porto as this city has plenty of indoor activities to keep you entertained. We gave you just a few options today, to have more tips and ideas of what to do in our city, follow us now on @yoursporto and don’t miss anything! 🙂