Porto is the second largest city after Lisbon in Portugal. It is a coastal city in the northwest corner of the country. The city displays beautiful gothic alleys with rich merchant houses from the past and a network of cobbled streets. Best is to explore the city mixing with the charismatic locals and gorging into the local cuisines. Porto is popular for port wine production and the hilly backside with the colorful homes. Rebeira, the medieval riverside district looks fascinating at night with reflection of the lights falling on the Rio Douro. Porto is not only about the gothic alleys, but the modern architects have taken a special interest in the Skyline of the city. So, a blend of medieval crumbling walls to modern structures is what gets Porto listed amongst the global cities. Other than high rising buildings, one can experience art through the street paintings and caricatures with the tattoos in the walls of the alleys. Be it craft beer breweries, gourmet steakhouses, cafes or food markets, Porto is absolutely splendid. Visit the Neoclassical Bolsa Palace, Livraria Lello and the iconic metallic Luis I bridge.