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Top Attractions

1) CAIS DE GAIA


The city's postcard skyline and the birthplace of one of the world's most famous wines.
Cais de Gaia

2) SERRALVES MUSEUM


Two buildings that are as much a work of art as the collections they exhibit inside, surrounded by a magnificent park.
Serralves Museum, Porto

3) CASA DA MUSICA


An architectural masterwork by world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas.
Casa da Musica, Porto

4) SÃO FRANCISCO CHURCH


One of Europe's most extraordinarily lavish church interiors, completely covered in gold.
Sao Francisco Church, Porto

5) CAIS DA RIBEIRA


Atmospheric, colorful, World Heritage riverfront medieval district.
Cais da Ribeira, Porto

6) THE CATHEDRAL


The 12th-century fortress-cathedral where Prince Henry the Navigator was baptized.
Porto Cathedral

7) CLERIGOS TOWER


Iconic landmark overlooking the city
Clerigos Tower, Porto

8) PALACIO DA BOLSA


The exuberant interior of the former Stock Exchange Palace.
Palacio da Bolsa, Porto

9) DOM LUIS BRIDGE


Before the Eiffel Tower, there was this ironwork showpiece.
Dom Luis Bridge, Porto

10) SOARES DOS REIS MUSEUM


A notable national art museum named after one of the country's top artists.
Soares dos Reis Museum, Porto


Top Experiences

Look at a "World's Most Beautiful" list and you'll most likely find a refrence to Porto under "world's most beautiful book stores," "world's most beautiful train stations" and "world's most beautiful cafés". Here are the world beauties and other experiences you shouldn't miss in this city:

1) LELLO BOOK STORE

Go inside the "Lello & Irmão" bookshop, a historic space with a Neo-Gothic interior featuring a grand staircase and stained glass.
Livraria Lello, Porto

2) MAJESTIC CAFÉ

Have a drink at "Café Majestic," a classic European Art Nouveau café and a city landmark.
Cafe Majestic, Porto

3) GIGANTIC TILE MURALS

Admire the gigantic tile panels inside São Bento Station and on the façades of Carmo and Capela das Almas churches.
Sao Bento Station, Porto

4) DOURO CRUISE

Take a cruise or a tour down the World Heritage Douro Valley.
Douro Cruise, Porto

5) ART GALLERIES STREET

Check out the art galleries down Rua Miguel Bombarda.
Miguel Bombarda, Porto

6) TIME-WARP SHOPS

Shop at the retro shops downtown, many preserving wonderful Art Nouveau façades. Recommended: A Vida Portuguesa and Pérola do Bolhão. More info about them and others on the Porto shopping list.
Perola do Bolhao, Porto

7) THE LOCAL MARKET

Browse through the colorful Bolhão Market.
Mercado do Bolhao, Porto

8) THE ATLANTIC

Take a stroll by the sea in Foz.
Foz, Porto

9) THE MONUMENTAL HEART OF THE CITY

Watch the world go by on Avenida dos Aliados.
Avenida dos Aliados, Porto

10) THE GARDENS OVERLOOKING THE RIVER

Relax at the Crystal Palace Gardens.
Palacio de Cristal, Porto

10 Great Places to Stay

Porto remains a relatively inexpensive city, and you may stay at some great hotels at half the price of other major European cities. Here are ten of them:

1) THE YEATMAN

In a stunning location across the river, this wonderful wine hotel has breathtaking panoramic views of Porto and is an experience worth the trip to the city.
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The Yeatman Hotel, Porto

2) PALÁCIO DAS CARDOSAS

This renovated 18th-century palace places you in the heart of Porto. You wake up to a view of the city’s monumental main square, and are within walking distance of most attractions.
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InterContinental Palácio das Cardosas, Porto

3) POUSADA DO PORTO

The beautiful baroque Freixo Palace dates back to the 1700s but has a modern decor surrounded by the stately architecture. It’s right on the river’s edge and is perfect for those looking to relax on a city break.
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Pousada do Porto

4) PESTANA PORTO HOTEL

Found in the atmospheric Ribeira district, right on the waterfront, the walls of this romantic hotel date back to the 1500s. There are views of the river, and the Douro cruises depart from right outside the front door.
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Pestana Porto

5) HOTEL TEATRO

Those who like to stay in style, should choose this theater-inspired design hotel. It’s right in the center of the city, close to some of the best restaurants and nightlife.
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Hotel Teatro, Porto

6) FLORES VILLAGE

In a renovated building from the 1700s in the city’s most beautiful pedestrian street, this hotel mixes rooms and apartments in contemporary and classic styles, and offers a wellness center and an indoor pool.
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Flores Village, Porto

7) VITORIA VILLAGE

This beautifully restored building on a pedestrian street is divided into several contemporary apartments and has a wonderful garden and rooftop terrace. Although it’s right in the center of the city it allows you to relax away from it all.
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Vitória Village, Porto

8) PENSÃO FAVORITA

Right in the heart of the gallery district, this charming hotel combines contemporary and retro-style furnishings. It’s a favorite of those who prefer more intimate spaces.
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Pensão Favorita, Porto

9) HOTEL INFANTE DE SAGRES

This classic has been able to keep up with the times. Although it has a palatial setting, it manages to have a contemporary feel.
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Hotel Infante Sagres, Porto

10) NH COLLECTION PORTO BATALHA

Facing the city’s main classic theater and looking over Batalha Square, this hotel has light-filled rooms in a simple contemporary style.
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NH Collection Porto Batalha, Porto

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PORTO ATTRACTIONS

MONUMENTS
CASA DA MUSICA
PALACIO DA BOLSA
DOM LUIS BRIDGE
SÃO BENTO STATION

MUSEUMS
SERRALVES MUSEUM
SOARES DOS REIS MUSEUM
ROMANTIC MUSEUM
TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM
WORLD OF DISCOVERIES MUSEUM

MAIN STREETS, SQUARES, DISTRICTS
AVENIDA DOS ALIADOS
CAIS DA RIBEIRA
CAIS DE GAIA
RUA DE SANTA CATARINA
BATALHA SQUARE
RUA DE CEDOFEITA
FOZ DISTRICT
BOLHÃO MARKET
CRYSTAL PALACE GARDENS

CHURCHES
THE CATHEDRAL
SÃO FRANCISCO CHURCH
CARMO CHURCH
SANTA CLARA CHURCH
CLERIGOS TOWER
SANTO ILDEFONSO CHURCH
MISERICORDIA CHURCH
TRINDADE CHURCH
CAPELA DAS ALMAS


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