One of the best ways to end a day of classes or intensive study is to relax, enjoying a beautiful sunset.

Thanks to its geographical location and proximity to the coast, the city of Porto has several special places where you can witness stunning sunsets which, combined with the river view or the beach framework, offer its viewers a magical experience they can’t wait to repeat.

Among all the open spaces to watch the best sunsets, here are some that you can´t miss!

Virtudes Garden

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It is a great place to escape the downtown chaos. With some local shops and bars nearby, it has several grass patches and benches to lay down for a quiet time, and a superb view of the Douro River and the Gaia landscape. 

 

Morro’s Garden

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Located in Vila Nova de Gaia but easily accessible by subway (Jardim do Morro station) or by crossing the Luiz I bridge, consists of a green space that grew famous because of the fantastic view over the Douro River and the city of Porto.

 

Miradouro da Vitória

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Offering a glimpse at the amazing scenic views, this is a place not to be missed. Feel the pace of the city from above. Take in the architecture of Ribeira, watch the river flow from afar accompanied by its bridges and wine lodges on the other side. 

 

Foz do Douro

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To fully discover Porto and its history you must go to Foz do Douro. Facing the Atlantic, you'll be struck by an incredibly romantic atmosphere, where every evening sun and sea merge into a unique and stunning phenomenon.

 

Palácio de Cristal (Crystal Palace) 

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The Crystal Palace is a wonderful, full of diversity Park with free-Wifi spots. Go there and watch the peacocks, walk through the rose gardens and admire its different varieties of trees and the amazing fountains.

 

 

For those who prefer a more exclusive place, accompanied by a drink or a light meal, there are many options as well.

  

Terraço 135 (Porto Coliseum Hotel)

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With glass protection and heating for the coldest days, it invites you to have a drink at the end of the day overlooking the Downtown area. You can either relax before watching a show at the Coliseum or before an evening out in the neighbourhood bars or a dinner with friends.

 

Miradouro Ignez

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Located behind the Crystal Palace gardens, on a deck overlooking Porto’s red-tiled rooftops, this casual bar lets you turn your chair towards the sunlit city as the day’s final rays beam down the Douro River. Perfect to kick back with a beer and sigh 'ahhh, this is the life'.