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Sightseeing in Porto

Monument / Landmark
“the most iconic historical building in Porto. Great views from above the tower.”
268 locals recommend
Palace
“This splendid neoclassical monument (built from 1842 to 1910) honours Porto’s past and present money merchants. Just past the entrance is the glass-domed Pátio das Nações (Hall of Nations), where the exchange once operated. But this pales in comparison with rooms deeper inside; to visit these, join one of the half-hour guided tours, which set off every 30 minutes. The highlight is a stupendous ballroom known as the Salão Árabe (Arabian Hall), with stucco walls that have been teased into complex Moorish designs, then gilded with some 18kg of gold.”
83 locals recommend
Church
“Church built in the second half of the eighteenth century. Due to its architecture and interior carvings, it is considered to be one of the most remarkable buildings of Porto rococo. In 1912, its lateral façade was covered with tiles. The drawings on those tiles were designed by Silvestre Silvestri and painted by Carlos Branco.They are figurative compositions alluding to the cult of Nossa Senhora (Our Lady). Building designated national monument. In this building there are two churches, since the nuns lived and worked in Igreja dos Carmelitas and the monks in Igreja do Carmo, separated by a small building between the two churches (the narrowest house in Porto and, maybe, in Portugal.”
17 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Rent a bike and ride along the waterfront to Foz. Take the river taxi to Afurada fishing village for a delicious seafood lunch and ride back to Porto. A great day out!”
1 local recommends
Government Building
“Port wine institute. Lots of information and history about port wine and nice selection of wine in the store.”
2 locals recommend
Historic Site
2 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
Museum
“Rodeado por vastos jardins usados para eventos ao ar livre, o Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves ocupa um moderno edifício projectado pelo arquitecto Álvaro Siza Vieira. ”
1 local recommends
Monument / Landmark
Historic Site
1 local recommends
Historic Site
“Historic centre of Porto - loose yourself in those tiny streets. Up and down!”
1 local recommends