The Best Of Porto Walking Tour
Porto, also known as Oporto, is one of the largest cities in Portugal. Although it has a long history, this city is very modern and highly developed. It is full of quaint streets, historic palaces, ancient cathedrals, and architecturally stunning buildings. This tour will make you discover the most popular attractions in Porto! Why Portugal got its name from the city of Porto? Why the city of Porto is nicknamed “Invicta”? Who is informally known as the “animal gutter” in Porto? Is the Port Wine originally from Porto? Who built Dom Luís I Bridge? Get ready to experience Porto from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about the historical and charming city.
- Professional local tour guide
- FUNICULAR DOS GUINDAIS Entrance Fees
- CHURCH OF SÃO FRANCISCO Entrance fees
- Bolsa Palace Entrance Fees
Route & Duration
PORTO CATHEDRAL is a fortress-like cathedral where Prince Henry the Navigator was baptized, and King John I and Princess Philippa of Lancaster were married in the 14th century. One of the most beautiful parts of the church is the north porch, which was an extension built in the 18th century by architect Nicolau Nasoni.
DOM LUIS BRIDGE
Ponto de Dom Luis is an iconic bridge in Porto, completed in 1886; at that time it was the longest iron arch in the world. Visitors to Porto can take a cruise on the Douro River to see the Dom Luis Bridge and the four other bridges that cross the river in Porto. Don't confuse this bridge with the nearby Maria Pia Bridge and it was built 9 years ago.
FUNICULAR DOS GUINDAIS
The funicular connects Batalha (higher area) by Cais de Gaia to the Ribeira (harbour) area at the base of the Dom Luis bridge, although the upper 90 meters of the funicular line are inside a tunnel. Travelers can get a beautiful view between the rest of the journey and in the last few minutes as the cars move from the tunnel.
CAIS DA RIBEIRA
This Porto area is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. It's also one of the best places to see views across the city, Porto's UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Ribeira Square you can see a large fountain from the 1780s bearing the coat of arms of Portugal.
CHURCH OF SÃO FRANCISCO
The Igreja de Sao Francisco is Porto's most famous Gothic church. It has a baroque interior, although the exterior is Gothic with rose windows. Although there are no regular ceremonies here. But there are also occasional classical music concerts and religious ceremonies such as baptisms and weddings.
It is the headquarters of the Porto Trade Association and a cultural conference center. Visitors can wander the various rooms of the palace, admiring the beautiful architecture and decorations. including the famous Arab room
Praça da Liberdade 137, next to the monument (137, 4000-322 Porto, Portugal) See Map
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.