On a visit to Porto you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Porto. These places are what Porto is all about. These must see places in Porto will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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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 Senhor Filipe de Nery, 4050-546 Porto, Portugal
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
Clerigos Tower, the tall bell tower at Clerigos Church, dominates the skyline of Porto. At the time of its completion in 1763, it was the tallest structure in Portugal.
This imposing masterpiece is the work of Nicolau Nasoni, an 18th century Italian architect whose stroke of genius can be found all around northern Portugal. He designed both the Cle...
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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 de Santa Catarina, 4000 Porto, Portugal
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Visit Porto’s busiest shopping street. Rua Santa Catarina has been in existence since the 18th century and now has largely been converted into a pedestrian walkway. The street serves as a central shopping arena for big commercial outlets as well as local manufacturers.
The street truly is your one stop destination for books, jewellery and ev...
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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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Avenida da Boavista, 4149-071 Porto, Portugal
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Is it a bird? Is it a meteoroid? Is it a large, misshapen TV set that crashed into the ground?
Casa da Musica is Proto’s prime attraction. It is a 12 floor, irregularly shaped structure designed mainly to host musical performances. It is the new accommodation of the National Orchestra of Porto. It was designed by the world famous architect Re...
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Zona Ribeirinha has something to match the taste and mood of all its visitors. Think of it as the Venice of Portugal.
Porto truly comes alive on this bustling river side on the banks of Duoro. It also has a variety of outdoor cafes, restaurants and bars. This is a great place for some eponymous port wine as well as a wide range of cocktails. The de...
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Rua Santa Catarina 112, 4000-442 Oporto, Portugal
09:30 am - 11:59 pm
The best known cafe in Porto, the Majestic Cafe, is not just popular for its choicest food and drink options but also for its elegant architecture. The gilded woodwork, chandeliers, paintings, and upholstery of Majestic Cafe can give any of Porto’s monuments a run for its money. The cafe opened in late 1929 and back then was called ‘Eli...
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Rua Dom Joao de Castro 210, 4150-417 Porto, Portugal
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Serralves is a beacon of contemporary art and architecture not just in Portugal but all over the world. Serralves is an institution consisting of a Contemporary Art museum, a park and an auditorium. All three spaces are devoted to generate public interest in contemporary art and are managed by the Serralves Foundation.
Since its inception in 1999, ...
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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...