Distrito do Porto Things to Do

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Distrito do Porto Things to Do

  • Oporto Wine

    Porto Things to Do

    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 the steep hills.

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  • Ribeira

    Porto Things to Do

    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 frequency spoilt everything. I went there one more time, and... congratulations. The recuperation was well achieved, the colours glow in the...

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  • Boat Tours

    Porto Things to Do

    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 to be done.

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  • Ponte Dom Luis

    Porto Things to Do

    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 reserved for the trains and the pedestrians and you have a fantastic view from the top of the bridge where you can see the river Douro and both it's...

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  • Foz do Douro

    Porto Things to Do

    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. The walk along the river is beautiful, lively, but the sea doesn't help, and beach is something to forget. Defeat? I'm I crazy? Lisbon have no...

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  • Se Cathedral

    Porto Things to Do

    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 was built in the 12th century, during the ongoing battle against the Muslims. Today it stands as a rock, like the one its sits on, at the top of the old...

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  • Estacao de Sao Bento

    Porto Things to Do

    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 the portugese history and is a perfect excample that train stations do not always have to be boring concrete.

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  • Torre dos Clerigos

    Porto Things to Do

    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 in historic Porto without stumbling on it, and if you have the guts to climb its 240 steps, the views are rewarding.

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  • Igreja de Sao Francisco

    Porto Things to Do

    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 Fernando I. Process of construction continued till 1425 then church had been built. Since that date the external structure of that church has never...

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  • Train Tours

    Porto Things to Do

    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 follows its snaking path for another hundred kilometers or so, criss crossing via bridges all the way. The line itself is run by the Portuguese...

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  • Avenida dos Aliados

    Porto Things to Do

    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, because it is in the middle of... everything.

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  • Palácio da Bolsa

    Porto Things to Do

    One of wished visits in Porto is the Arab room, in this palace that now houses the Commercial Association of Porto. That's the reason why they only allow guided visits, and... not always. That´s why I had to skip it once more - a conference was being prepared, and visits were suspended. I saw it in TV, it looks nice, but pictures are forbidden, so...

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  • Livraria Lello

    Porto Things to Do

    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 world... The bookshop is housed in a very beautiful building, built in the early 20th century in Neo-Gothic style. It is decorated with painted...

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  • Igreja de Santo Ildefonso

    Porto Things to Do

    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 beautiful, but also because they protect the church from humidity. It´s really different from most other churces you see in this world and worth checking out.

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  • Palacio de Cristal

    Porto Things to Do

    %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 pleasant spot in Porto.

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  • Igreja Sao Lourenco

    Porto Things to Do

    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 sculptures. Archeological pieces, limestone and wooden images and statues are the attractions in this museum. The museum will charge 2€ per visit. But can...

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  • Mosteiro Leca do Balio

    Porto Things to Do

    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 opposite wall. In absidíolo the Gospel side, is the tomb of Father João Coelho the Knight Hospitaler. In the chapel of the iron, located on the Epistle...

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  • Church of Our Lady of Conception

    Porto Things to Do

    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 was laid on December 18, 1938. And while other people of Europe were busy killing each other in WW II, Portuguese were building that church. It was...

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  • Vila Nova de Gaia

    Porto Things to Do

    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 dedicated to it. The pics show views were taken from Vila Nova de Gaia, also called just Gaia.

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  • Bolhao Market

    Porto Things to Do

    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 located right next to the market.

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  • Capela das Almas

    Porto Things to Do

    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 century and some very interesting 20th century paintings inside the church.

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  • Helicopter Tours

    Porto Things to Do

    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 5 passengers capacity. . Tour over Porto city - Duration: 10 minutes Price per person: € 42,00. . Anyway, you can choose other alternaive tours: -...

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  • Boavista

    Porto Things to Do

    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 Belenenses (from Lisbon), were the challengers, composing the group called "the four big ones". About 30 years ago Porto decided to reverse that domain,...

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  • Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves

    Porto Things to Do

    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 same. It was made worse by the fact that the advertised Warhols were not in evidence, and only the lacklustre work of Israeli abstract artist, Moshe...

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  • Church of Sao Martinho de Cedofeita

    Porto Things to Do

    According to local traditions the Monastery was founded in this place in 6 century A.D. Thought to be built around 559AD under the orders of a Suebi King when he converted to Christianity. Two limestone capitals remained from original building and they are dating from the times of Reconquering of Iberia. The church according to documented sources...

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  • Ponte da Arrabida

    Porto Things to Do

    The Ponte da Arrábida, at the time of its construction held the world record for concrete bridges, due to it having a a 270m span, and a single arch which reaches 52m in height. Its designer was a local man - Professor Edgar Antonio de Mesquita Cardosa. Construction work began May 1957, and it was opened on 22nd July 1963. This bridge is...

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  • Casa da Musica

    Porto Things to Do

    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 of culture, in 2001.

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  • Igreja do Carmo

    Porto Things to Do

    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 inhabited until about 20 years ago! Apparently a law stated that no 2 churches could share a wall (Carmo was inhabited by monks, Carmelitas by nuns, so...

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  • Igreja De Santa Clara

    Porto Things to Do

    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 been lined with carved and gilt woodwork.

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  • Castelo de Queijo

    Porto Things to Do

    The Cheese Castle was being looked after by a gruff ex-commando who must have been in his 70s, but tough as nails after fighting in Angola and Mozambique, among other places. He ordered me up the stairs to the viewing area, then as I was trying to leave he ordered me into the small weapons room, where I was forced to admire the weapons, honours and...

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  • Crystal Palacao

    Porto Things to Do

    Initially the construction of the building of the Palace destined it the accomplishment of industrial, agricultural and artistic expositions. The building, inaugurated the 3 of September of 1861 for el-king D. Peter V, was constituted of a huge workmanship of rock, iron and crystal. The 18 of September of 1865 are carried through the first...

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  • Funicular

    Porto Things to Do

    This could also be a trasporting tip,but the way this thing goes is quite short,so I think that most tourist just go to funicular,because they want to see it. We also used it at coupple of hot afternoons,when going back up,and it went so close to our hotel. I don´t usually like this kind of things,but this goes safely connected to the ground-not on...

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  • Serralves Foundation

    Porto Things to Do

    In the west part of town there is a foundation dedicated to Modern Art called Serralves. It was created in 1989 with a partnership between the Portuguese state and many private institutions. The foundation is composed by a big park (3,5 acres) with lakes and modern sculptures and a museum design by the portuguese architect Siza Vieira that has...

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  • Igreja da Trindade

    Porto Things to Do

    This beautiful church is located right behind the city hall on the other side of a pretty plaza. The area north from here becomes decidedly downmarket with houses a lot less pretty than south. That area is also full of prostitutes, even by day.

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  • Porto - A mandatory visit

    Second city of Portugal Porto is in the travelling agenda of everyone with more then four days in Portugal, or already knowing Lisbon. (I'm not concerned about those seeking only the sun - for them, Algarve and it's done). Traditionally a dark town in contrast with the light of Lisbon, Porto is doing a merited effort of "face washing" and the...

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  • Gaia - Port Wine Domains

    Across the river, Gaia is married to Porto, being almost forbidden to visit one of them without crossing the bridge. The riverfront of Gaia is an excellent place to a calm stroll, watching the good work done in Porto's waterfront, and choosing one of the many caves for a guided visit.

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  • Portugal Wine Travel - 2005 - Tour of...

    2005 - Tour of Duty[...] Dinner at Presuntisco was well received and it was a great way to welcome our guests to Oporto. The next day was the official beginning of the Port tour of duty!FERREIRAMonday morning brought a sunny day and a beautiful view from our hotel. We got an early start due to our ambitious plans for the day. Our first visit was in...

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  • Portugal Wine Travel - 2006 Harvest Tour...

    2006 Harvest Tour - Part 2[...] we headed off to Vila Nova de Gaia, where many Port shippers’ headquarters are located. Gaia is a short distance just across the Douro River (from Oporto) and it’s the ancient city where the larger Port companies maintain their centuries old Lodges, which contain enormous stocks of old and new Ports in bottle, as...

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  • Portugal Wine Travel - 2006 Harvest Tour...

    2006 Harvest Tour - Part 1[...] We all hung out together until our flight to Portugal. This made the four hours between my flights a lot less painful and I couldn’t wait to arrive in the land of Port. The feeling I get when landing in Oporto is nostalgic, as it feels very much like “home-away-from-home” for me.We took the short ride from the...

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Distrito do Porto Hotels

  • Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa

    I have no words to explain how much I liked the place. I paid 50 euros for a double room and What a...

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  • Casa Da Calcada

    Largo Do Paco No 6

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Mercure Porto-Gaia

    Rua Manuel Moreira de Barros 618D, Porto, Northern Portugal, 4400-346, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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