Porto is the second most populous city in Portugal after Lisbon and has a charm that will surely captivate you. The impressive Douro river crosses the city leaving a special stamp with its bridges and its riverside. The city is also known for the innovation and beauty of its bridges from different periods and of various architectural styles. Getting lost in its streets and among its wines is always a great idea.
BEST TOURS AND ACTIVITIES IN PORTO
These are the activities that I mostly recommend you in Porto with Civitatis.
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Porto Guided Tour with Tickets
On this tour we will discover Porto in one day without leaving loose ends. The visit includes food, a boat trip, a visit to the cellars and a wine tasting.
Six Bridges Cruise
The boat trip that runs through the 6 bridges of Porto is the most popular attraction in the city. Do not miss it! From bridge to bridge and shot because the current carries me!
Porto and Wineries Tour
On the guided tour of Porto we will visit the historic center of Porto knowing its most special corners and discovering why it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
WALKING ROUTE IN PORTO
- Clérigos Tower
- Livraria Lello
- Liberdade Square
- San Ildefonso Church
- Sao Bento Train Station
- Oporto Cathedral
- Bairro da Ribeira
- Don Luis I Bridge
- Ribeira de Gaia
- Sierra del Pilar Monastery
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Panoramic view from Clérigos Tower. Best time visit is from 2pm to 4pm, less busy for lunch time. 3€ entrance. Open from 9am to 7pm. Highest tower of Porto and Portugal. 75.6 meters high. 240 narrow steps. 6 floors. 1754 construction started. 1763 completed. Roman Baroque influence. Tuscan campaniles inspired.
Every time visiting a new place it’s important to get a view from the top. To get acquainted with the place and get a better knowledge about it. After that, you will enjoy the place much more.
The Clérigos Church is a Baroque church in the city of Porto, in Portugal. Its tall bell tower, the Torre dos Clérigos, can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols. The construction began in 1732 and was finished around 1750. The main façade of the church is heavily decorated with baroque motifs (such as garlands and shells) and an indented broken pediment. The Clérigos Church was one of the first baroque churches in Portugal to adopt a typical baroque elliptic floorplan.
Next to the church and the tower some beautiful and typical houses.
Famous library because of its curious stairs and the distribution inside, one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal.
This is the most important square in Porto which connects the old and the modern areas. The equestrian statue is King Peter IV from 1862.
San Ildefonso Church
On the way to San Ildefonso Church you will find this tram railways and probably a tram!
This church from the 18th century is covered by blue azulejos and perfect for a big jump!
Sao Bento Train Station
Sao Bento railway station was inaugurated in 1916 featuring magnificent tile panels in the vestibule about landscapes, ethnographic scenes and historical events.
Next to the train station you will find this area with old wonderful buildings.
Porto Cathedral (Sé do Porto) is one of the city’s oldest monuments and one of the most important Romanesque monuments in Portugal. It was under construction around 1110 and was completed in the 13th century.
Bairro da Ribeira
Authentic neighbourhood full of colorful houses and some bars, where is always a good idea to get a drink next to the Douro River.
Don Luis I Bridge
View from Dom Luis I Bridge looking at Bairro da Riberia. Oporto’s iconic bridge opened in 1886, when it held the record for the longest iron arch in the world.
At the bottom of the bridge there is this stylish sign.
Ribeira de Gaia
By crossing the Don Luis I Bridge you will get to Ribeira de Gaia, full of wineries and nice spots with great views.
Sierra del Pilar Monastery
Probably one of the best places th enjoy the sunset as the Sierra del Pilar Monastery is located in a hill with a panoramic view of the river and all the city.