Map &
Directions

Hours
mode_edit
Been here?
Rate it

Top Tours

 
Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour
"Get beneath the skin of Porto Portugal’s impressive 2nd city on a half-day walking tour that takes in the most emblematic monuments of the city center and discovers lesser known attractions.Meet your local guide on Praça dos Leões to see the Bank of Tiles. Then go to the stunning Igreja do Carmo (Carmelitas Church) part of a 17th-century convent with a classical façade. Stop at the Lello Bookshop one of the most beautiful book stores in the world
From EUR12.00
 
Walking Tour: Ribeira Porto and Wine Tasting
"In this tour you have the opportunity to admire the beauty of this city with its Celtic and Moorish beginnings. You will be starting at Avenida dos Aliados and head up to the area of the Clerics. Along the way visiting the Tower and Church of the Clergy and passing by the famous Lello bookshop.Continue your tour to the Palacio da Bolsa Stock Exchange Palace and the Porto Cathedral the oldest surviving structure in the city. See the Church of St Francis a wonderful example of Gothic architecture. Its interior elaborate gilt work
From EUR38.00
 
Private Tour: Porto City and Wine Tasting
"This driving tour begins with a breathtaking drive along the ocean passing the Cheese Castle (Castelo de Queijo) the trendy Foz district the Arrábida Bridge (Ponte da Arrábida) arriving to the centre where you will visit the Historic Centre Sé Cathedral Bolhão Market Santa Catarina shopping street
From EUR345.00

Danger places Tips (3)

General

Porto is a lovely place and I had no problems in any areas. An amazing place where I felt safe and could explore all day. lovely people, infrastructure, food, all of it.
My only word of caution is the poverty area near the cathedral. I wondered into this area by mistake (on my own) and ignored the graffiti above the arch that said "welcome to hell". I put it down to a single disgruntled soul but I turned the corner there was a mob of disgruntled souls, and I mean a mob. Quite scary and I've travelled alot.
They left me alone as I confidently walked past them (not being funny but I'm a big guy and not intimidated easily) but my concern would be to those who aren't my size. Young families, girls alone and in pairs.
These people had nothing to loose by asking me for an entry/exit fee. I mean what's the worst that can happen to them-they are already in hell by their own admission.

billjoebangles
Jul 14, 2008

Rough Streets

Porto is a safe city, but it has a dirty underbelly. Look under enough stones and you will see the homeless, the drug addicts and gangs of disaffected youth hanging around near the tourist sites, but out of sight of the heavy tourist police presence. This was particularly prevalent in the streets under and around the cathedral, but you can also find seedy and sleazy streets behind the Sao Bento station where the prostitutes hang out. I wasn't bothered by them, and I walked down the steep, narrow and maze like steps from the cathedral to the river without a single problem. Here Porto's poor, yet to be ousted through gentrification of the inner city, hide in the shadows, dogs running around uncontrollably, kids playing semi-naked in showers of hose-pipe water, windowless homes exposing decayed rooms and unwashed sheets.

antistar's Profile Photo
antistar
Aug 15, 2005

Junkis

As any important city , Porto has his own wild citizens... so just be aware where you going to... and do not do the tourist with the camera, the map and that ind of stuff...

I had some problems walking indeep into Vila Nova de Gaia...

kenkesey
Jul 08, 2005
 
 
Sponsored Listings

Hotels Near Porto

Hotels
Rua da Conceicao 80, Porto, Northern Portugal, 4050-214, Portugal
Show Prices
Hotels
Praca Coronel Pacheco 52, Porto, Northern Portugal, 4050-453, Portugal
Show Prices
Hotels
Rua Miguel Bombarda, 222
Show Prices
Hotels
Rua Miguel Bombarda 267, 4050-381
Show Prices
Hotels
Rua Do Rosario 160, Porto, Northern Portugal, 04050, Portugal
Show Prices
Hotels
Rua Do Almada 353, 4050-038
Show Prices
Redang's Profile Photo

Redang

"Porto"
View Member
suvanki's Profile Photo

suvanki

"Spring and Port Wine!"
View Member
IneXisTenZ's Profile Photo

IneXisTenZ

"PORTO"
View Member
antistar's Profile Photo

antistar

"A Fine Port"
View Member
micas_pt's Profile Photo

micas_pt

"Porto"
View Member
 
 

Things to Do Near Porto

Things to Do

Palácio da Bolsa

A British Neoclassical building in every sense, except that it was designed by a Portuguese architect. It could have been plucked from any Victorian city centre in England - Bristol or London, but...
View More
Things to Do

Ribeira

A central point for any tourist trip to Porto, the Praca da Ribeira is a popular area, and with good reason. It sits directly on the river, and gives stunning views of the Dom Luis I bridge it sits...
View More
Things to Do

Torre dos Clerigos

For me the Baroque Torre dos Clerigos is the signature building of Porto. Seen from nearly every vantage point, its distinctive, slender spire strikes up out of the muddled roofscape below. It's only...
View More
Things to Do

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, although it does have its Baroque moments within the...
View More
Things to Do

Igreja de Sao Francisco

Built by austere Franciscan monks in the 13th century, the Church of São Francisco remains the finest work of Gothic architecture in Porto. It has taken a beating over the years, through sieges and...
View More
Things to Do

Serralves Foundation

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...
View More

Getting to Porto

Address

We don't yet have an address for this Warnings and Dangers. Help us improve our info!

Hours

We don't yet have hours for this Warnings and Dangers. Help us improve our info!

Map