Top Things to Do in Porto

Top Things to Do in Porto

1 – Visit the waterfront of the Atlantic, up to the mouth of the Douro River, towards the medieval quarter of Vitória, Ribeira, the city centre, past the Clérigos Tower, Praça da Liberdade and S. Bento Train Station.
2 – Visit to Porto Cathedral and its cloisters.
3 – Visit Praça da Batalha and the National Theatre, Rua de Santa Catarina, the Town Hall and Avenida dos Aliados.
4 – Visit to Stock Exchange Palace, to its famous Arab Room.
6 – Stop at Clérigos Tower and a walk through Passeio das Virtudes with a view to the old quarter of Miragaia and through the Jewish quarter towards the ancient Olival Gate.
8 – Walk through the original centre of the city, spreading along the Sé hill down to the river.
9 – Boarding and ride in an old tram up to Carmo.
10 – Walking tour of Praça dos Leões, Carmo Church and Carmelitas Church, the Prison Building, Clérigos Tower.
11 – Visit to Lello Bookshop.
12 – Visit to the Romantic Museum.
12 – Port wine tasting at the Solar do Vinho do Porto (Port Wine Manor House).
13 – Lunch at a traditional restaurant in downtown Porto.
14 – Visit to Crystal Palace Gardens with a view to the Douro.
15 – Shopping in the downtown streets.
16 – Visit to the Stock Exchange Palace.
17 – Visit to S. Francisco Church.
18 – Visit to the Port Wine Cellars with lunch.
19 – Cruise on a Rabelo boat.
20 – Shopping in Rua de Santa Catarina.
21 – The Oporto downtown area, past the main square and avenue (Praça da Liberdade and Avenida dos Aliados) and some baroque facades (Carmo, Carmelitas, Congregados and Santo Ildefonso churches).
22 – Visit to S. Francisco Church.
23 – Boarding a Rabelo boat and cruise up to the Freixo Palace.
24 – Visit to the Freixo Palace, an example of the baroque of Italian architect Nicolau Nazoni, with a pause for a glass of Port Wine.
25 – Visit the Leça da Palmeira seafront, a project by the architect Siza Vieira, where you can visit the Tide Pool or the Boa Nova Tea House.
25 – Visit the Matosinhos seafront, designed by the architect Souto Moura, you can continue up Avenida da Boavista towards Rotunda da Boavista.
26 – Visit to the Music Hall.
27 – Visit to the Villa and gardens of Serralves and the Contemporary Art Museum.
28 – Visit to the Port Wine Museum.
29 – Visit to the Port Wine Cellars with tasting and explanations of the different types of wine by an expert, in Vila Nova de Gaia.
30 – Matosinhos market where we can see the best fresh fish.
31 – Visit to the Casa do Vinho Verde (Vinho Verde House) in Rua da Restauração in Matosinhos. Presentation and tasting of the wines from this demarcated region.
32 – Visit to the Bolhão Market, where we can buy fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, smoked sausages, bread and cheese, spices and flowers, handicrafts.

35 – Visit the soul of Porto centre, street shops, visit to the Bolhão Market, where you can buy fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, smoked sausages, bread and cheese, spices and flowers, handicrafts.
36 – Walk past the Casa Hortícola (seeds and small plants shop) and Pérola do Bolhão (grossery shop) up to Rua de Santa Catarina.
37 – Stop at Café Majestic.
36 – Identification of key trading spaces: Lello Bookshop, Confeitaria Arcádia (candy shop), Casa Portuguesa (old Portuguese items), Vista Alegre (porcelain), votive offerings and religious articles shop in Rua dos Clérigos.
37 – Visit to the Port Wine Cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia with the possibility of buying wine and other regional articles.
38 – Serralves Museum Art in a garden of aromas

Sightseeing tour along the seafront up to the Serralves Foundation
Visit to the Serralves Villa and gardens (60 min)
Pause for Tea at the Tea House (60 min)
Visit to the Contemporary Art Museum (45 min)

EXPERIENCES AROUND OPORTO

The Douro Valley through Mesão Frio.

Visit to the Douro Museum in Régua.
Panoramic road until Pinhão. Visit to the Pinhão train station and stop for coffee.

Guimarães

Visit to the Castle and the Ducal Palace.
Walk through the historical centre.
Go shopping in the city centre.

Braga

Walking tour through the historical centre of Braga.
Visit to the Cathedral and its Treasure.
Go shopping.
Visit Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary.
Climb to Bom Jesus in the 19th century lift.
Lunch at Bom Jesus.
Visit to the Bom Jesus Sanctuary and descent through the baroque stairway.

Viana do Castelo

A stroll by the historic center, with a special attention to the Praça da República. Shopping
Visit to the Santa Luzia Hill (90 min)
Visit to Santiago da Barra Castle (30 min)
Lunch at a typical restaurant (90 min)

Ponte de Lima
Visit Ponte de Lima, a medieval small city
Amarante

Walk through the historical centre.
Visit to S. Gonçalo Church.
Lunch at the Restaurant of Casa da Calçada.

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