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1. A walk along Douro River is one of the best ways to explore the sights of the city. If you plan to stay in the city just for a couple of days, a boat tour on this river will be the best choice for you.
2. Local restaurants and bars often become venues for concerts of well-known musical performers. A visit to a luxurious gastronomic facility can easily replace visiting a concert hall.
3. All best restaurants dedicated to national cuisine can be found in Cais da Ribeira district. There are fairly inexpensive facilities that will be definitely liked by thrifty tourists.
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4. The best place to buy gifts and souvenirs are the stores located on Santa Catarina Street. Here you will find widest choice of antique shops and souvenir outlets.

5. Travelers are recommended to visit the city during the days of national holidays. Holidays in Porto are always very interesting and entertaining as the city becomes the venue for numerous cultural and recreational activities.
6. In the city is established a system of special passes, which entitle their holders to get a reduced fare in public transport. These are not all bonuses of such passes as tourists can get discounts in numerous cultural institutions. City maps are available for sale in many sports in the city.

7. It’s easy to find newspapers in many different languages in local newsagents, so many tourists can buy their usual newspapers and magazines even when they are away from home.
8. During a walk on public places you must be especially careful with your personal belongings. There might be pickpockets in transport, markets and major shopping complexes.
9. The best way to exchange currency is to visit banks or specialized «agência de cámbios» offices. These institutions offer most advantageous rates and charge a minimal fee.
10. Multibanco is the most optimal ATM for foreign tourists. You will find these ATM close to all major government agencies and trading complexes.
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