Be a viewfinder
The unpolished appeal of Porto makes it a photographer’s delight. Go in search of lesser-known spots and reward yourself with fabulous views. One of the most epic locations to scout for is at the castle walls of Muralhas Fernandina's ruins. The historic Ribeira district, flatboats, River Douro and the city, are all within lens reach.
Another fabulous find is the wide-angle scene of town from the upper deck of the Dom Luis Bridge. Early evening is the best time to catch mellow light here. And finally, the courtyard of Se Cathedral lends itself well to candid street photography, shots of grimy mansions, and even close-up shots of seagulls.