Get lost at Cais da RIbeira in Porto in it's medieval streets and seedy alleyways. With photogenic traditional boats floating at the quayside overlooked by colorful ancient houses, this is the most picturesque sight in Porto and the place UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site.
Inside the Casa Museu Guerra Junqueiro Casa Museu Guerra Junqueiro is a house museum located in the picturesque neighborhood Cathedral. The eighteenth-century Baroque-styled mansion belonged to Guerra Junqueiro, Portuguese writer and poet, who has a beautiful collection of antiques, precious metal objects and Portuguese silver.
Prior to the building of the church of Saint Ildefonso, a chapel, known as Santo Alifon, stood on the site. Its construction date is unknown, but several early texts mention its existence. The earliest known reference to the site and the original chapel is in a work by a bishop of Porto, Vicente Mendes, dated 1296.
At one point the Torre dos Clerigos was Portugal’s tallest building, and such was its importance that it was classified a national monument in 1910, long before it gained its world heritage status. The Torre dos Clerigos is a must-visit attraction on any Porto sightseeing itinerary.
The Clérigos Church (Portuguese: Igreja dos Clérigos, pronounced [ˈklɛɾiɡuʃ]; "Church of the Clergymen") is a Baroque church in the city of Porto, in Portugal. Its tall bell tower, the Torre dos Clérigos, can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols.
The marriage was blessed in Porto Cathedral on 2 nd February 1387 and the wedding celebrations were held at the Episcopal Palace. The celebrations lasted several days, as the marriage brought about an important Anglo-Portuguese alliance against the Franco-Castilian axis.
Estádio do Dragão has a capacity for 50,033 attendants and has unique advantages that, supported by green areas and the restructure of surrounding accesses to the sports complex, residential, and commercial areas, turned it into a new centre of Porto. The stadium is a reference in terms of sports and culture in the city and region.
Fort of São Francisco do Queijo (Portuguese: Forte de São Francisco do Queijo), frequently shortened to Castle of the Cheese (Portuguese: Castelo do Queijo) is a fortification situated along the coast of the civil parish of Nevogilde in the northern Portuguese municipality of Porto.
Climbing the Bridge is an all-age experience. The stories our Climb Leaders share during the experience is appropriate for a broad age range. Parents/guardians must remain with their children throughout the Climb experience, and must assist BridgeClimb team by managing their equipment preparation and behaviour.
Jardins do Palácio de Cristal Os Jardins do Palácio de Cristal são um parque muito agradável na cidade do Porto, construído em finais do século XIX. Os jardins do Palácio de Cristal estão na parte alta de Porto e formam um espaço verde muito agradável de onde se pode curtir uma vista privilegiada da desembocadura do rio Douro no Oceano Atlântico.
Porto has several institutions of higher education, the largest one being the state-managed University of Porto (Universidade do Porto), which is the second largest Portuguese university, after the University of Lisbon, with approximately 28,000 students and considered one of the 100 best Universities in Europe.
Founded in the mid 19th century (in 1859), Porto Calem is one of the most celebrated wineries nearby Porto. It is located in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the south bank of the Duoro River, and it is an excellent opportunity to sample some of the best productions of Porto wine.
The Tram Museum retraces the history of trams in Porto by means of a plethora of exhibits, of which tram number 22 is a definite highlight, given it was the first tram operating on the Iberian Peninsula. Overall, the period of time covered by the exhibits starts in the second half of the 19th century, calling forth, at least for the nostalgic public, the atmosphere of those times when getting around was not necessarily a matter of speed.
Sea Life Porto Opened in 2009, the Sea Life lets you dive into the ocean depths. Located between the City Park and the Transparente building, it is the 30th space of Merlin Entertainments, the world’s largest aquariums operator, and the first oceanic tunnel in Portugal.
Museum The Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis occupies the Carrancas Palace, a building from the end of 18th century that in the meantime has suffered several adaptations to its new function. The access is made by the front door of the palace. On the ground floor is installed the Reception, where visitors can receive all the important information.