Livraria Lello

A visit to one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores, Livraria Lello, is a must for literature and architecture enthusiasts alike. With its stunning Neo-Gothic façade, intricate woodwork, and breathtaking stained-glass ceiling, this bookstore is a true masterpiece.

Clérigos Tower

Climb the 225 steps of the iconic Clérigos Tower for an unparalleled view of Porto’s cityscape. This 18th-century Baroque tower, standing at 250 feet (76 meters), offers a unique perspective of the city and its surroundings.

Church of São Francisco

Be amazed by the striking Gothic architecture and lavish Baroque interiors of the Church of São Francisco. This 14th-century monument features ornate gilded carvings, magnificent azulejos (hand-painted ceramic tiles), and impressive rose windows.

Ribeira District

Wander through the charming, narrow streets of the historic Ribeira District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This picturesque area, lined with colorful houses, lively cafés, and quaint shops, offers a true taste of Porto’s vibrant atmosphere.

Dom Luís I Bridge

Take a leisurely stroll across the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge, a double-deck metal arch bridge connecting Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia. Designed by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel, this 19th-century engineering marvel offers spectacular views of the Douro River and its surroundings.

Serralves Museum and Park

Discover the wonders of contemporary art at the Serralves Museum, designed by renowned architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. Nestled within the sprawling Serralves Park, this museum features rotating exhibitions of national and international artists, along with beautiful gardens and sculptures.

Palácio da Bolsa

Explore the opulent interiors of Palácio da Bolsa, Porto’s former stock exchange building. This 19th-century Neoclassical palace showcases exquisite architectural details, including the magnificent Arabian Hall, adorned with intricate Moorish-style designs.

Casa da Música

Immerse yourself in Porto’s thriving music scene at Casa da Música, a modern concert hall designed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. This striking venue hosts a diverse range of performances, from classical concerts to contemporary music events.

Church of Santa Clara

Step into the breathtaking Church of Santa Clara, a hidden gem often overlooked by visitors. This 15th-century church is a remarkable example of Manueline and Rococo architecture. The opulent, gilded woodwork inside the church is a masterpiece of Portuguese craftsmanship, showcasing intricate carvings and ornamental details. The quiet, peaceful atmosphere of this church provides a welcome respite from the bustling city outside.

Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

Experience the beauty and serenity of Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, a stunning garden oasis located in the heart of Porto. Featuring a variety of themed gardens, panoramic viewpoints, and peacock-inhabited lawns, this lush, green retreat offers a picturesque escape from the city’s urban landscape. Wander through the romantic rose gardens, admire the impressive sculptures, and soak up the spectacular views of the Douro River and Porto’s skyline from the garden’s vantage points.