• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Tourism in Porto

Extracts from this document...


Porto, truly Portugal Porto is situated in the north of Portugal. It is the second most visited city by tourists after Lisbon, the capital. I am going to inform about where the tourists most like to spend their time, how much time they spend in Porto, when about in the year they come, to explain why tourists come to Porto, what they like and dislike about the city, and describe what the whole city is about. There are many tourists that come to Porto. They like to go and see cultural, historical monuments and places that are significant to Portugal. They usually go and see the famous bridges like the Ponte D. Lu�s, Ponte d'Arr�bida. This bridge is made of concrete and it set the world record for concrete bridges for some time. It has an arch, 52m tall and the plate is 70m above water level. There is a river, called River Douro, which separates the city of Porto from Gaia. Almost all the port wine warehouses are located in the riverbank. Tourists like to go and see them, and as they go to the Gaia side, they all go to the restaurants in Cais de Gaia - which is a pacific place where there are many restaurants and some pubs. Other places where tourists enjoy going are the monuments, and the important buildings. ...read more.


Then you just walk through the slope, which is Rua 31 de Janeiro, and then turn left, and there you are. If you want to go to the Ribeira, you have to get on the public bus number 01. In order to get on the public buses, you need to buy some bus tickets. They are about 75cents each for 1 trip, there are 10 trip ones which cost about � 7.50. Make sure that you don't buy then from inside the bus, because they are double the price! Despite the fact that sometimes the autocarros are very crowded and it doesn't always have the best conditions to stay on or it doesn't smell very well, you enjoy it. Nearly every citizen who is not able to drive a car will go by autocarro. As a result, the public buses are usually crowded, but it always depends at what time you go. In the morning most people go to work, so it might get crowded, but just after midday it might be less. The buses and taxi's have a priority in the city of Porto. They have one track in the road for them. As there are lots of vehicles in the roads, for the buses to get through easily, it was necessary that a track would be built just for buses and taxis. ...read more.


It smells like damp, sometimes muddy and the floor is not always clean, it might have litter and rubbish like chocolate wrappers and tissues - on the top floor mostly, where the restaurants are; you feel sweaty, and hot contrary to how you feel when you're not in the centres (especially in the winter) In the winter, as it is very cold here in Porto, each weekend, nearly everyone go to the shopping centres, the one which is closest one's home. People go and get together, go to the cinemas, have lunch / dinner, go shopping; they go with their family, friends, anything! Later on the year, people start going to other parts of Porto, instead of being cramped up into a shopping centre, they go for a walk, in the Avenida do Brasil, go to the Parque da Cidade (City Park) and open areas like that. The city of Porto is the most important in the North of Portugal. This is mainly because it has the most important port called Porto de Leix�es. All of the textiles and footwear are made in the North, and those supplies are exported from Porto de Leix�es. Many imported items are also collected there. The city isn't bad at all. It might not have the best weather all time round, but Porto is still a beautiful city, still continuing its tradition, and also developing at the same time. Porto makes me feel glad of what I am. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. The aim of this paper is to answer three questions: How important is tourism ...

    It may be hard to find an affordable house where they want, which could demand a difficult compromise on their part. As we can see from what I have written for this question, there are good and bad side effects of tourism.

  2. Geography Fieldwork - The effects of Tourism in Keswick

    is by car at 90%, the tourists will be staying in central parts of Keswick usually not in the residential areas moreover, people who live in the residential areas will be likely to walk into the centre because of the proximity, Keswick is a very small town.

  1. Geography Tourism Coursework

    Out of the people questioned, the most common job is a shop assistant (7 out of 20 residents), which is a relatively low paid job with long hours. The second most common job is a builder with 4 out of the 20 people questioned.

  2. To create three different hypotheses related to tourism and tourists in Dubai that can ...

    My hypothesis states that most tourists come to the Dubai for the weather and beach. If the tourists have a positive opinion on the beaches, then we can assume that the tourists come to Dubai for the beach. However, the data does not tell me if the tourists come to Dubai for the weather.

  1. The effect of tourism in the French Alps.

    However, what are the benefits of having all these tourists apart from the cash flow. The benefits of having lots of tourists visiting Chamonix are employment, to accommodate all the tourists hotels need staff which means that the local

  2. Is there a Shopping heirarchy in Brent

    Out-of-town location Site on the edge of a built up area or in the rural area beyond. Hierarchy A hierarchy is an arrangement of objects, people, elements, values, grades, orders, classes, etc., in a ranked or graduated series To successfully complete this investigation, I will need to use a variety

  1. Comparing 2 Shopping Centres

    This is because that I didn�t carry out my survey across the whole of Birtley or Chester-le-Street. Hypothesis 2 My hypothesis was that Birtley has less comparison good shops than Chester-le-Street. A convenience goods shop is a shop that sells everyday goods that you wouldn�t expect people to compare prices between shops, for example a bakery.

  2. Bangor Northern Ireland

    These rateable values are multiplied by the commercial or domestic rate to give the final rateable value which is paid to the council every year. Private Shop Office High Street 140 1500 720 Central Avenue 90 295 80 Hamilton Road 40 340 690 Main Street 0 3350 245 Castle Street

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work