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While the exterior of the building is already impressive it is the interior that will blow you away. The station shows you 20.000 splendid azul glazed ceramic tiles that depict the history of the city. A piece of art that took 11 years to make. You’ll find it right in the main hall of the station. This is also where bus line 500 comes in.
Sao Bento, Porto
This historical building in the centre of Porto is known if its beautiful interior. Make sure to visit the Moorish room inside.
R. de Ferreira Borges, 4050-253 Porto, Portuga
Does it get any more Portuguese than this? It probably doesn’t. The alluring district of Ribeira is a network of medieval streets that take you back in time. Enjoy the laundry hanging on the balcony’s, the cobble stoned streets and the terra cotta rooftops.
Ribeira Square, Porto
When in Porto…. You have to taste the Port wine. This fortified wine is made in the Duoro valley exclusively since the British found out to add liquor to the wine to make sure the wine wouldn’t be spoilt after the long journey from Portugal to Britain. Make sure to stop by one of the tasting locations.
Walk this street along the river side to get a feel for Porto. It’s simply impossible not to fall in love with Porto when you are on a location like this.
Porto da Ribeira, Porto
If you take a taxi into town this is the spot to ask for. This is the best location to start when exploring Porto’s city centre. It is high up, so it provides beautiful views over Ribeira, the city centre and it will provide that great first impression of Porto. You can visit the cathedral itself, which was built in the 12th century. After your visit to the cathedral make sure to start exploring the network of little market squares and alleyways.
Terreiro da Sé, 4050-573 Porto, Portugal
This bookstore was built in 1906 and has world wide fame because it is in the top 5 of most beautiful bookstores in the world. There are no pictures allowed inside so the interior will have to remain a surprise for you. There are Portuguese and International book titles for sale in the store.
R. das Carmelitas 144, 4050-161 Porto, Portugal
Walk on the boulevard along the Duoro river. On the other side you’ll see Porto and it just is that picture perfect walk.
Duoro river, Porto
This 18th century tower is a well known tower in the city of Porto and a great navigational marker as is it visible from many parts of town.
R. de São Filipe de Nery, 4050-546 Porto, Portugal
This former 17th century Carmelite church together with its 18th century Carmo church is iconic for Porto. In between you find the world’s narrowest house that is about 1 meter wide.
Praça de Gomes Teixeira 10, 4050-011 Porto, Portugal
Why not do like these people do. Sit down on the Av. Diogo Leite and just see life goes by while enjoying the great skyline of Porto.
Av. Diogo Leite, Porto
Casa da Música houses the cultural institution Fundação Casa da Música. The building is known for its non traditional shape. Designer Rem Koolhaas faced the challenge to design a building that would literally think “outside the box”. This building is a must visit for those interested in architecture.
Av. da Boavista 604-610, 4149-071 Porto, Portugal