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Discover the camellias of Porto

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With the arrival of spring, the city of Porto becomes even more charming. The slightly longer and warmer days invite residents and tourists to take to the streets and discover the small pleasures that the city has to offer.

One of these pleasures is the flowers, more specifically the camellias. Did you know that Porto was the first city in Europe to be known as the “City of the Camellias”? With Asian origins, this flowers’ entry into Northern Portugal and Galicia during the 19th century can be traced back to this “Unvanquished City”. The camellias are spread throughout the city, in the gardens and green spaces, public spaces, cemeteries and homes.

Following the “Camellias Roadmap”, you will discover locations with the most beautiful flowers in the city of Porto. This tour includes iconic locations such as the Palácio de Cristal Gardens, the Parque da Cidade, the Parque de Serralves, the National Museum Soares dos Reis, and the Doctor’s Order, among others.

To get around the city of Porto and travel between locations that make up part of the Camellias Roadmap, nothing is better than the Porto Card, which will guarantee you free admission and discounts to the city of Porto’s main attractions.

Come to Porto and discover the city’s charms. Contact us with any questions you may have about your visit to Porto. We are here to help you.


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