Sé Cathedral- Clérigos Church and Tower-Mercado do Bolhao-San Bento Station-Palace of A Bolsa-Rúa de Santa Catarina-Casa da Música-Lello e Irmao Bookshop-A Ribeira-Vilanova de Gaia
World Heritage, the Douro River, Porto wines and the Sea.
Located high up in the city, it dominates Porto. It is the city’s most important religious building and features striking views.
Clérigos Church and Tower
The tallest in Portugal and a symbol of Porto, also with great views from the top of the tower.
Lello e Irmao Bookshop
A well-known location thanks to the Harry Potter film and one of the prettiest places in Porto. A dreamlike setting with thousands of books filling its enormous, never-ending shelves.
Gastronomic culture and the essences of Porto, this food market with a slightly decadent touch that makes it all the more genuine, is one of the city’s must-see sights.
One of the nicest areas for walking and enjoying Porto. Colourful, decorated façades, with a maze of streets that make up the well-known neighbourhood of A Ribeira. The perfect place for lunch or dinner, with all kinds of restaurants and pavement cafes.
Vilanova de Gaia
This is the place for visiting the wineries belonging to the world’s first designation of origin, located on the left bank of the Douro River with Porto on the other side. We recommend going for a sail on the “Rabelos,” wooden boats that were made to transport barrels of wine and are now used for river tours.
If you have enough time
Rúa de Santa Caterina
One of Porto’s main shopping thoroughfares, a must for shopping and enjoying the atmosphere. The majestic Café Magestic stands out.
San Bento Station
A station built on the remains of a former convent, we recommend visiting it because it is one of the best examples of old, melancholic Porto. It is an option for visiting the vineyard area.
Casa da Música
Designed by the famous Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, located in Boavista Garden, in recent times it has become one of the modern city of Porto’s identifying features.
Palace of A Bolsa
Now housing Porto’s Chamber of Commerce, this neoclassical building from the mid-19th century has been declared a National Monument, featuring curious spaces such as the Golden Room, covered in gold-leaf, or the Arab Room, where official receptions are held.
Foz do Douro (Porto)
Foz is located in Porto’s most seafaring area on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Two forts stand out on its promenade: Queijo Castle and Fort St. John.
Very economic and known for its octopus dishes, as well as cod and other fish. Pleasant terrace. Simple but good food, with quick service.
A must for enjoying its famous “francesinhas” (a special sandwich typical of Porto). A historical and mythical place in Porto for a quick meal.
An economic choice for traditional Portuguese cuisine. Cod with different options, local fish, etc. For the more daring, a place that serves the famous tripe (a typical Porto dish).
Traditional Portuguese cuisine and a good choice if you want “bacalhao” or cod. It is located in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the banks of the Douro, and features stunning views!
As one of the city’s emblems, it is difficult not to recommend it. A beautiful place featuring unbeatable value for money. Quality in the food and in the service. Dining room on the first floor and terrace overlooking the Atlantic. Its cake shop is famous. Excellent breakfasts as well.
Modern and cosmopolitan food, with a more artistic atmosphere and good music. An option to see something different. This is one of Porto’s most exclusive areas: La Foz.
Renowned throughout Portugal as one of the country’s best. The Financial Times also considers it one of the top 25 restaurants in the world. Contemporary Portuguese cuisine and meticulous down to the last detail.
One of the city of Porto’s top venues. Mastroianni, Lou Reed, Fidel Castro and John Malkovich are just some of the celebrities that have visited the place. Portuguese cuisine with surprising touches of auteur. To feel like a gourmet. Good views of the Douro.