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Family trip to Porto with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Porto is home to numerous beautiful parks, interesting museums, and entertainment centers, so travelers with children will not have troubles finding a right destination. Parque da Cidade do Porto is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the city. This park is ideal for walking and cycling. The territory of the park includes numerous sports grounds and several beautiful lakes, the areas near which are perfect for a family picnic. Travelers with older children will be more excited to visit the golf center that is also open in the park. Finally, absolutely all children will enjoy a visit to the park’s aquarium.
During the reign of Romans, Porto was known as Portus Cale and it was the most important city in the country. Later, the city gave the name to the whole country. Porto is located on both … Open
SEA LIFE Porto is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful and interesting aquariums in Portugal, and even a single visit is enough to prove that. This is the place where visitors will see a large collection of underwater creatures. Thrilling sharks, mysterious stingrays, hundreds of exotic fish, and an incredibly interesting aquarium with reptiles - SEA LIFE Porto is a truly amazing place. Visitors can also attend various events and witness various entertaining activities such as sharks feeding or touch tiny crocodiles.
Both locals and guests of the city enjoy relaxing on Praia da Luz city beach. This is a sandy beach, so it’s very comfortable for visitors with children. There’s no wonder why in summer Praia da Luz is always crowded. If you visit Porto not in summer, do not be upset. The beach is a fantastic destination all year round. It’s suitable for family walking and pastime, so there are even special areas for barbecue. There is a beautiful waterfront with several charming cafes near the beach. Copyright
Some experts call the Portuguese cuisine "a peasant type" for its simplicity and density. Meat and fish are the basis of vast majority of national dishes. The main side dish is cabbage, … Open
Travelers with teenage children may wish a more thrilling vacation. In this case, pay attention to Oporto Mountain Tour that offers exciting tours on jeeps. The company has various types of routes that can be short or long, to nearby or distant places. Jeep rides always come with interesting excursions during which guests can attend beautiful suburban parks and see wild animals in their natural habitat, visit mysterious caves or climb up high mountains in order to see a breathtaking panorama. Such excursions are always loved by children and all fans of active pastime.
Porto - Portugal Of course, Porto is not deprived of creative museums that are targeted at children. World of Discoveries - Museu Interativo & Parque Temático is a great example of such museum. The exhibition of the museum is dedicated to sailing and voyages, so visitors will be able to learn much new about the history of the ancient world and the discovery of new lands. The museum looks very stylish and unusual. Children will be able to sail in a boat in one of the museum’s halls, see models of prehistoric animals; and even get acquainted with the lifestyle of people thousands of years ago, see how locals lived at that time and what ships they built to make long voyages.
A truly irresistible passion for various holidays and mass celebrations is one of the main national characteristics of local residents. Colorful carnivals, costume balls and parades occur … Open
Travelers who are keen on visiting picturesque suburban parks should add an excursion to North Birding Tours - Day Tours into their vacation plans. Both adults and children will be super excited to watch principal inhabitants of this park – birds. The miraculous park is popular not only with families but also with professional ornithologists who come to North Birding from different parts of the world to make photographs of rare birds. Regular travelers may be more interested in attending educational excursions, during which they will be able to explore the most secluded parts of the park together with a professional guide.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Porto and surroundings

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Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Porto
♥   Amusement park 'Scorpio' Guimarães, 39.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Parque Aquático de Amarante' Amarante, 44.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Naturwaterpark' Vila Real, 81.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Portugal dos Pequenitos' Coimbra, 106.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Porto and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Centre Porto' , 6.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Porto
♥   Zoo 'Parque Biológico de Gaia' Vila Nova de Gaia, 7.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Zoo Santo Inácio' Gaia, 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Zoo da Maia' Maia, 9.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Zoo de Lourosa' Lourosa, 18.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Porto

Estacao Sao Bento

From the series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
The official opening of the Estacao Sao Bento railway station was in 1916. Earlier there had placed the ancient decrepit monastery. The building looks more like a museum than a railway station. Every day it is visited by hundreds of curious tourists. They take photos of the azulojois walls and the fancy ceiling with moulding. The station is located in the centre of the city. Near it you will see a lot of other outstanding sightseeing. … Read further

Santa Catarina Street

From the series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
The pedestrian street starts near the train station. That's a real pleasure to walk there. Tourists go there in search of unusual gifts, jewelry and apparel. Locals love to relax in local cafes and restaurants where the most popular national food can be tasted. The legendary Café the Majestic serving delicious cakes is situated there. Many shops and restaurants are open until late at night. … Read further
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Interesting places to visit with children around Porto

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Porto - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Porto, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Porto for families with children. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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