Porto Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Ribeira District

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 55 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Set on the banks of the River Douro, the Ribeira District is Porto’s oldest quarter. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the district’s maze of alleyways and pastel-colored houses rises up on a hill ...  Read more

Porto Cathedral (Sé Cathedral)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 131 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Originally a Romanesque church from the 12th century, the Porto Se Cathedral was rebuilt with a Gothic style about 600 years later. Like other major churches in northern Portugal, this twin-towered ...  Read more

Torre & Igreja dos Clerigos

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 68 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of the symbols of Porto is the Torre dos Clerigos, the bell tower adjoining the Clerigos Church, a baroque church built between 1732 and 1750. The church was one of the first Baroque churches in ...  Read more

Matosinhos Beach

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Sitting north of Porto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast, Matosinhos is the closest beach to the city, an easy and pleasant two-hour walk along the banks of the River Douro towards its estuary. At ...  Read more

Porto Calem

4.5 star rating: Recommended 79 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Founded in 1859 by António Alves Cálem, Porto Calem is one of the most celebrated wineries in the Porto region. Located at the heart of the Douro Valley, the family-run winery produces ...  Read more

Avenida dos Aliados

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This bustling promenade lies at the heart of Porto, a Beaux-Arts beauty stretching between the imposing, landmark bell tower of the marble-and-granite City Hall and Liberdade Square to the south. As ...  Read more

Casa da Música

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The Casa da Música is as much of an architectural attraction as it is a musical attraction. The Casa da Música was completed in 2005, but is already considered an iconic structure of ...  Read more

Church of São Francisco

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Behind its comparatively stark Gothic façade, the Church of São Francisco harbors a trove of Baroque finery and its unabashed opulence makes it one of Porto’s most unmissable architectural ...  Read more

Liberdade Square

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Lying at the southern end of Porto’s majestic Avenida dos Aliados, Liberdade Square (Praça da Liberdade) started its life in the late 18th century when the city began to expand beyond its ...  Read more

Palace of the Stock Exchange (Palácio da Bolsa)

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Porto’s former stock exchange building, the Palace of the Stock Exchange (Palácio da Bolsa), is a magnificent 19th-century mansion at the heart of the city’s UNESCO-listed historic center. A ...  Read more

Ponte de Dom Luis I

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The imperious, double-decker metal spans of Ponte de Dom Luís I stretch across the Douro River from Porto to Villa Nova de Gaia, and were designed by Téophile Seyrig, the student of ...  Read more

Rua Santa Catarina

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The buzzing heart of Porto, running from Praça do Marquês de Pombal in the north to Praça da Batalha in the south, Rua Santa Catarina is Porto’s principal shopping street. The ...  Read more

Serralves Museum

Situated in a magnificent garden just west of downtown Porto, the Serralves Museum has become a top city highlight and one of the most influential modern art museums in Portugal. Its permanent ...  Read more

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