Starting point is Mouzinho de Albuquerque square, affectionately known as Rotunda da Boavista. It is one of the most famous squares in the city and houses the monument in honor of the heroes of the Peninsular War, which took place between 1808 and 1814.
Porto’s Palacio de Cristal
Porto’s Palacio de Cristal, or Crystal palace, was once home to Portugal’s very own version of Britain’s London-based construction of the same name. Like the original Crystal Palace, the Porto version did not survive, although it lasted longer than its counterpart, until 1956, when it was replaced by the current construction.
Casa da Música (English: House of Music)
Is a major concert hall space in Porto, Portugal, which houses the cultural institution of the same name with its three orchestras Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra Barroca and Remix Ensemble.
Intended as part of Porto's designation as the European Culture Capital in 2001, it was only finished in 2005. It immediately became an icon in the city.
Church of San Francisco
Already in the Downtown of Porto, know the church that has its interior all covered in gold. Like blue tiles, gold hoops are very popular in Portugal. Built in the 14th century, in the place before existed a very modest temple. The visit to the church and the museum costs 3.50€ and inside it is not allowed to film or photograph.
Crystal Palace Gardens
A perfect space for anyone wanting to picnic or just sitting on the grass enjoying a Sunday afternoon. Various cultural and sporting events take place in this area, with the right to enjoy the parks, woods, lakes, gardens and the Romantic Museum, or a privileged view of the Douro River.
From the church, you can already see the Douro River (pause for a souvenir sigh), one of the main tourist attractions of Porto. Its source of the river is in Spain and it cuts the North of Portugal. There, boat trips are very common, crowded with tourists, as it is the simplest and most inviting way to get to know the region and the six bridges over the river.
If you enter Google and enter "Porto - Portugal" is the Ribeira that will conquer you, at first sight. One of the main postcards is super famous for its colorful facades, crowded bars and restaurants, craft stalls and lots of music, creating a mood that every Brazilian likes.
Ponte Luiz I
This is most famous among the six bridges that lie on the Douro River. In its upper part passes one of the subway lines that comes and goes from Vila Nova de Gaia, leaving from São Bento Station. Doing this subway ride is also a tip to be able to contemplate the Ribeira and Douro do Alto.
In the heart of the Historic Center is the Sé Cathedral of Oporto, one of the oldest monuments in the country. In front of the cathedral, there is a small square from which you can see the lower part of the city, the orange roofs and also the towers of the churches. By the way, church is what you see most in Porto
São Bento Station
This is the main station in Porto, where several subway and train lines pass. Inside, it is beautifully decorated with panels of historic themed tiles. During the night, it is all lit up in the midst of the constant coming and going of passengers.
Avenue of Allies
This is one of the most important and imposing thoroughfares in the city. In it, there is Freedom Square and the statue of Dom Pedro IV.
To the top are 225 steps. But, I guarantee that each one of them will be worthwhile, when, from above, can see all the beauty of the city of Porto.
Whether through participation in a programmed activity or a free ride in any of its circuits with different routes and durations, is a privileged opportunity to be in contact with nature and appreciate the diversity of its arboreal and shrub heritage. In addition, the gardens and the Park are also museographic scenery: in a visit to the Park you can see sculptures that are works of the Foundation Collection of Serralves permanently exposed.
To stimulate public awareness and knowledge of audiences from diverse backgrounds and ages in relation to Contemporary Art, architecture, the landscape and critical issues facing society and its future, in an integrated manner, based on the Foundation’s exceptional heritage assets that include the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Villa and the Park.
Port Wine Cellars
The Port Wine Cellars are a Portuguese ex-libris and document an unusual story of temperance and daring. Open for visits all year, to know them is to deepen knowledge about Port Wine. The Douro region and the cities of Porto and V.N. Of Gaia.
Estádio do Dragão (Dragon Stadium)
The Estádio do Dragão (Dragon Stadium) is an all-seater football stadium located in Porto, Portugal, and the current home ground of FCPorto. Making it the 2º largest football ground in Portugal.
Designed by architect Manuel Salgado(Portuguese), the stadium was built to replace Porto's previous ground, the Estádio das Antas, and was inaugurated on 16 November 2003.
Bessa Stadium (Estádio do Bessa)
Originally opened in 1972, the stadium was rebuilt at the beginning of the 21st century, having been the scene of three Euro 2004 matches. The Bessa Stadium. XXI is located next to Avenida da Boavista in Porto City Centre, with excellent accessibility and indoor and outdoor car parks.
Foz do Douro
Fully discover Porto and its history you must go to Foz do Douro. Facing the Atlantic you will be struck by an incredible quality of life, the utmost romantic walks where every evening sun and sea merge into one spectacular climax.