Porto Things to Do

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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

    Every time I went to Porto, I came with the sensation of disappointment, because it was easy to see the potential of this quarter to boost Porto's authenticity, but the ruined look, dirtiness and bad...

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  • 3. Boat Tours

    Departing point for several cruises along the river, this quarter, close to Ribeira, is also being restored, and shows a clean and nice face to the river. Well, in the back there is still much work...

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  • 4. Ponte Dom Luis

    The Dom Luis bridge has a lower and an upper floor. The lower floor is mainly reserved for the cars, but you have a pedestrian alley too. But the top floor is what is really interesting as this is...

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  • 5. Se Cathedral

    Built on solid rock the cathedral of Porto looks more like it was built to withstand a siege than to impress the faithful with ostentatious design. I guess this isn't surprising considering that it...

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  • 6. 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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  • 7. Foz do Douro

    Porto is extremely jealous of Lisbon and doesn't accept loosing in any circumstance. Lisbon has its coast of Estoril, and Porto has... the Foz. However, here, the big city must accept the defeat....

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  • 8. Torre dos Clerigos

    This Baroque tower built in the 18th century by Nicolau Nasoni is, maybe, the most famous building of Porto. Centrally located, it's easy to reach and quick to see, being almost impossible to stroll...

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  • 9. Igreja de Sao Francisco

    First small church dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi was built at that place around 1244. In 1383 The Grey Friars or Franciscans started to build here theirs new church under the patronage of King...

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  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. 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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  • 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. Palácio da Bolsa

    The Palácio da Bolsa (the Stock Exchange Palace) was built in the 19th century by the city's Chamber of Commerce. It is said that this remarkable building was built to impress and earn the credibility...

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  • 16. 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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  • 17. Vila Nova de Gaia

    On sunny days, it is a great experience to have a walk in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the south bank of the Douro River enjoying a marvellous view of Porto. For more about the city, visit the page...

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  • 18. 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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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. Casa da Musica

    The Casa da Música is not only a music hall, but also magnificent building, well worth a visit just to see the building. The House of Music was originally design when Porto was the European capital...

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  • 22. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 25. Igreja De Santa Clara

    This lovely church is considered to be one of Portos most important examples of Oporto school of wood carvers. It has had many changes in its life. Founded in the first half of the 15th century it has...

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