Porto is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Porto one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Porto is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Porto or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Porto. Explore the historical monuments of Porto with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Porto guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Porto page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Porto landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Porto.
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Praca de Almeida Garrett, 4000-069 Portugal
06:00 am - 08:00 pm
Rail Station Sao Bento is one of the most beautiful stations in the world. It was built in the early 1900s. It was built on the site of a 16th century Benedictine monastery ‘Sao Bento do Ave Maria’ which also lent its name to the station.
King Carlos I initiated the construction of this station. The beauty of the Sao Bento station lies ...
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Rua Ferreira Borges, 4050-253 Porto, Portugal
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
Palacio da Bolsa served as a stock exchange building in the 1800s. The Neoclassical style façade of the Palacio da Bolsa dates back to the 19th century. Even though the general structure of the palace was finished by 1850, ornate architectural details continued to be added till the early 20th century by different architects. It has been clas...
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Terreiro da Se, 4050-573 Porto, Portugal
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Porto Cathedral is the city’s largest place of worship. It was built around the 12th century but significant renovations of the facade have taken place since then. And although the Cathedral is identified as a fine example of Romanesque design, it embodies an eclectic mix of Gothic, Baroque and Romanesque architecture.
One of the most magnif...
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Rua do Infante Dom Henrique, 4050-297 Porto, Portugal
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
Never judge a church by its exterior! Sao Francisco Church’s 14th century Gothic façade is an appealing but humble guise for the absolutely stunning interiors. The architectural elements seen inside are predominantly Baroque and Gothic. The church walls, roof and pillars are adorned with highly ornate and lavishly decorated natural and...
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Terreiro da Se, 4050-573 Oporto, Portugal
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Episcopal Palace served as residence for the bishops of Porto until the 19th century. The original palace was constructed around 12th century and considerable additions and changes were made to the structure in the 18th century and thereafter. This rectangular palace is situated on a hill and is considered to be one of the finest examples of baroqu...
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Rua D. Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
08:00 am - 09:00 pm
The original Palacio de Cristal or the Crystal Palace was based on the London based Crystal Palace. Unfortunately neither of the two structures survived. The present day Crystal Palace in Porto came up in 1956. It is large domed pavilion and is surrounded by sprawling green gardens.
The Crystal Palace has an astounding seating capacity of 10,000 a...