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  • 1. Oporto Wine

    Most port wine places do visits. I visited Krohn and sampled two wines [ enough for me ] . The port takes ten years to mature. There are about 50 port facturies in Porto. Some by the river and some up...

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  • 2. Ribeira

    The river bank, or Ribeira, is a fine area to wander or relax. The more popular area of the Ribeira is along the river bank between São Francisco Church and the Ponte Dom Luis I. However, there are...

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  • 3. Boat Tours

    A fine place to go on a hot day is on the river. Boat tours last anywhere from one hour to multiple days. If you would like to take a longer river tour upriver to Regua or Pinhão, inquire at the...

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  • 4. Foz do Douro

    A fine half-day trip is to make your way to Foz do Douro, the posh section of town adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. In this area, there are beaches, as well as walkways and piers that get you right up...

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  • 5. Ponte Dom Luis

    This massive iron bridge is the one you're most likely to cross on the way to Vila Nova de Gaia and back. The bridge was designed by a protege of Gustav Eiffel, so if the iron work looks a bit...

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  • 6. Se Cathedral

    Porto's Cathedral, or Sé, is proudly hailed by city residents from the dawn's early light to the twilight's last gleaming (and no doubt at night, too). The Romanesque Cathedral was built in the 12th...

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  • 7. Igreja de Sao Francisco

    This church is an absolute "Must see". So rich, in its gilded interiors, that picture is forbidden. Is a Gothic church from the 14th century, but its great attraction is the baroque decoration from...

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  • 8. Torre dos Clerigos

    Torre dos Clérigos is part of the eponymous church (Igreja dos Clérigos) and was built in the mid 18th century. While the church spire is picturesque from below, you do well in climbing up its 225...

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  • 9. Estacao de Sao Bento

    Sao Bento railway station is one of the most unique railway stations in the world because of the huge amount of ceramic teils you have at the station walls. The walls are decorated with motives from...

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  • 10. Train Tours

    The train line that runs from Porto to Pocinho deep in the Portugal's hinterland is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. About 60km outside of Porto the line joins up with the Douro and...

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  • 11. Livraria Lello

    First time I have visited a city where a bookshop is regarded as a tourist attraction! But the Lello & Irmão bookshop in Porto is really worth a visit - maybe it is the most beautiful bookshop in the...

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  • 12. Avenida dos Aliados

    The central square of Porto is the place where everything socially relevant happens. Dominated by town hall, it is a very harmonious square (they call it Aliados avenue) that no one can miss,...

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  • 13. Palácio da Bolsa

    The Palácio da Bolsa, or Stock Exchange Palace, is a stunning building on the way from the city center to the river bank. Built by the powerful Commercial Association of Porto in the 19th Century, the...

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  • 14. Palacio de Cristal

    %S$This small but lovely garden, around the sports pavillion, is a balcony over the river, with a nice area to rest with a good book, to chat with friends, or to make a picnic, as we did. A very...

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  • 15. Vila Nova de Gaia

    Earlier this year we spent an enjoyable 6 days in the Gaia District of Oporto. We rented an apartment right next to the Cable Car Station. It had the most fantastic views over the river in all...

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  • 16. Igreja Sao Lourenco

    This museum is part of Igleja São Lourenço or Church of Saint Lawrence and situated at Largo do Colégio. The building was a Seminary and it contains a good collection of liturgical utensils and...

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  • 17. Igreja de Santo Ildefonso

    The Santo Ildefonso church is one of the most scenic churches in Porto. It´s an 18th century church that is coverd in blue and white tiles. The Tiles are both there because they are considerd...

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  • 18. Mosteiro Leca do Balio

    In the chancel, on the left had side is the tomb of Father Christopher Cernache (1569). There are niches with tombs of Fra Lopo Pereira de Lima (1684) and Friar Diogo Pereira de Melo (1666) in the...

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  • 19. Bolhao Market

    Unfortunately I didn’t had the opportunity to visit the market, since it was closed, but I still recommend a visit to Bulhão to get the pulse of the old part of the city. The subway station is...

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  • 20. Helicopter Tours

    The most of the flights take place over Porto, with departure and arrival from the city centre. Also, you can choose between over flying the city of Porto, or rent the helicopter. The helicopters has...

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  • 21. Boavista

    Once upon a time, football was dominated in Portugal by the two national teams: Sporting, whose symbol is a lion, and Benfica represented by an eagle. The two best regional teams, F.C. Porto and...

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  • 22. Capela das Almas

    Capela Das Almas is one of the prettiest churches in Porto even if it's nothing more than a little chapel really. It has the exterior almost completely coverd in blue and white tiles from the 18th...

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  • 23. Church of Our Lady of Conception

    This parish in Porto was established by the Bishop Antonio Barbosa Leao on April 10, 1927. Members of that Parish originally lived in Constitution Street of Porto. The first stone of the new church...

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  • 24. Igreja do Carmo

    This looks like one big church, but look closely, Appearances can be deceptive! Separating the 2 churches is a house, only about a metre wide. (probably the narrowest house in Portugal) This was...

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  • 25. Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves

    Like much of Porto during July the modern art museum was under bloody construction, so there was only one exhibition on the day I arrived. They gave me a discount, but it was disappointing all the...

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