Things to Do in Porto

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Ponte de Dom Luis I

The Dom Luís I Bridge is an arch bridge that connects the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. It lies over the Douro. It is situated in the most lively area of Porto, around historic spots. It is used by pedestrians, cars and tramway, so you can have a nice walk there.

Livraria Lello

The Lello Bookstore (Portuguese: Livraria Lello), also known as Livraria Lello & Irmão and Livraria Chardron, is a bookstore located in civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, in the northern Portuguese municipality of Porto. Along with Bertrand in...

Cais da Ribeira

The Ribeira district is the soul of Porto. It is a symbol and presenting image of the city. It is a corner of the city, all filled by pastel houses, colourful bricks and historical buildings. It is the liveliest part of the city, which has lots of traditional details.

Clerigos Tower

Clerigos church and tower is the main religious spot in Porto. It’s a baroque style church with a tall adorable tower. Clerigos was built in 18th century. The front facade of the construction is decorated with rich baroque motifs. This great structure has become the symbol of the city.

Palacio da Bolsa

Stock Exchange Palace (Palacio da Bolsa) is a 19th century neoclassical structure in Porto. Several talented designers and architects worked on the Palace, so it’s a great delicate mix of different styles. The palace includes various royal rooms, such as Tribunal Room, Arab Room and a courtyard.

Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

Porto Cathedral is one of the oldest and most important monuments in the city. It is built in the 16th century and has Romanesque style. The cathedral features 2 huge towers, which are crowned with cupolas. The rose windows give impression of fortified church. The chapel of the cathedral is gothic.

Rua Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina Street is the most famous shopping area in Porto. The street lies in the central part of the city and is always crowded with locals and tourists. International stores like Zara, H&M and Promode have their branches in the street.

Igreja de Sao Francisco

Church of Saint Francis is the best example of gothic architecture in Porto. It is located in the historic centre of the city, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The inner decoration of the church adores its visitors with baroque features.

Museu Serralves

Serralves is the country’s most important cultural institution situated in Porto. It houses Contemporary Art Museum, a Park and a Villa. All of them are great examples of Modernism and Art Deco architecture. With its creative exhibitions Serralves became the most visited museum in Portugal.

Casa da Musica

House of Music (Casa da Musica) invites you to enjoy the real Portuguese culture and music. It is the Portuguese main concert hall situated in Porto. Casa da Música has two main auditoriums for concerts and events, though the other areas of the building can also be used for this purpose.

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