Want to discover all the things to see in Porto, Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia? The bridges, the architecture, the port wine and the cultural and nightlife make Oporto an ideal holiday destination. As Porto's travel guide, go to the historic centre of Oporto, the Clérigos Bell Tower, Serralves Foundation, Casa da Música and Cais de Gaia are some of the many must-see attractions. Visit the best things to see in Porto on a Yellow Bus Sightseeing Tour!
City Guide & Suggestions
The City Park
It is lined with a palm tree grove and it houses a granite fountain, two Obelisks by Nasoni and a small “romantic chalet”.
Crystal Palace Gardens
This park, which has exotic plants and very large and rare trees, is composed of the Crystal Palace Gardens, Quinta da Macieirinha
This garden of great monumentality, which was created in 1951, consists of distinct areas separated by large shrubs of camellias.
Ferreira Wine Cellars
Created by a family of winemakers in 1751, the Ferreira Wine Cellars have a rich tradition and a prominent role in the history of
The House of Sandeman
The House of Sandeman is situated in Porto's Historic Centre and invites you in for an experience in a traditional yet cosmopolita
This is an interactive space which uses color, light and sound to produce effects, simulate events and explain phenomena.
It opened to the public in November 1998. Its key mission is to motivate the population’s interest in the area of astronomy.
SEA LIFE Porto allows you to journey through typical scenarios of the region, from the Douro terraces to the historical Luis I Bri
Twins Foz has been open since 1973 and is a reference of the city’s nightlife. It has three distinct spaces: the lounge, the bar a
Music is the face of ClubM80, which only plays 80’s songs.
Monument Church of St Francis of Assisi
In the city, it is the main temple built in the Gothic style and one of the most important works of Baroque architecture due to it
Built in the Romanesque style, this 12th/13th century building has suffered expansions and renovations over the years until its fi
It was built in the first half of the 18th century and, after a 240 step climb, it offers a panoramic view over the city and the D
This is one of the most visited monuments in the Historic Centre of the city, and it boasts possessing the famous Arabic lounge.
Arch of Sant´Ana
The Arch of Sant'Ana das Aldas was one of the four doors to the old city of Oporto, and was meant to access the city’s waterfront
Paços do Concelho Building
The top of the central tower, which has a chime clock, can only be reached by climbing 180 stairs; standing at a height of 70 mete
Pedro Sem Tower
Despite the multiple adulterations that it has suffered throughout the years, the tower maintains general medieval features.
The current building dates back to 1906. Inside, the staircase that accesses the upper floor and the large stained glass window in
Shopping Centre Cidade do Porto
The Shopping Centre Cidade do Porto is located in the Boavista area and is over 15,000 m² in size, spread out over four floors and
Shopping Centre Via Catarina
It is a charismatic and unique space with 93 shops, which is located in the downtown area, on Santa Catarina Street.
The Bolhão Market is the most emblematic market of the city. Dating back to 1850, it possesses a unique structure and two floors.
Soares dos Reis National Museum
It includes collections of ceramics, sculptures, pictures, among other works; highlighting “The Exiled”, a masterpiece by the scul
Port Wine Museum
The Port Wine Museum is a dedication to the importance that Port Wine and its trade had on the development of the city.
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art is the first of its kind in Portugal and is also the largest multidisciplinary cultural c
Museum of Natural History
The Museum is divided into 4 distinct groups: the Zoology Room, the Paleontology Room, the Mineralogy Room and the Archaeology and
The collection covers 500 million years of history associated to the struggle of man to heal diseases and ease pain. Objects of ra
Casa da Música
Designed by Rem Koolhaas, Casa da Música was inaugurated in 2005 and has since become an icon of contemporary architecture.
Rosa Mota Pavilion
Named after the illustrious athlete from Oporto, it was inaugurated in 1956 and built to replace the famous Crystal Palace.
Filha da Mãe Preta
Specialties: Bacalhau à mãe preta (house specialty with salted cod); Stuffed squid; Seafood rice; Tripas à moda do Porto (tripe wi
Specialties: Bacalhau à Escondidinho (house specialty with salted cod); Pescada à Escondidinho (house specialty with Hake); Gratin
Specialties: Monkfish Skewers; Scallops with rosemary seasoning and aroma; Zucchini Risotto.
Specialties: Grilled beef with Serra da Estrela cheese; Cold bread stew with crab and marinated cod.
Specialties: Barbecued Cod; Posta Mirandesa (steak); Roasted Rice with ribs; Roasted lamb .
Wine Quay Bar
Allow yourself to be inspired by the selection of wines at the Wine Quay Bar which are presented with a small informational note.
Specialties: Risottos; Seitan steaks with flaked almonds; Buttery chocolate cake with citrus fruit icecream.
Specialties: Tongue Carpaccio; Tripas à Moda do Porto (tripe with white beans); Bacalhau dos Congregados (dish with salted cod); B
Capa Negra II
Specialties: Francesinhas (a sandwich which includes a variety of meats, covered with melted cheese and a hot thick tomato and bee
Cockburn Port Winery
Cockburn’s was founded in 1815 by Robert Cockburn, a Scottish soldier who fought in Portugal during the Peninsular War.
The Cálem Cellars have been dedicated to producing and selling Port Wines since 1859.
Porto Tram Museum
This museum displays some of the first electric traction vehicles that operated in Oporto’s public transports system at the beginn
Luís I Bridge
The Luís I Bridge was inaugurated on October 31st, 1886, linking the Ribeira area to the pier of Gaia and the Batalha Square to Se
São João Baptista Fortress
Built at the end of the 16th century to defend the coast, it is an example of military architecture. Modern bastions were added to
It is a unique example of Art Nouveau in the municipality and is currently its House of culture. The greenhouse garden, lake, cave
It's a classic in the city – an alternative space that combines various arts: live music, theatre, cinema, design, photography and
In a somewhat industrial atmosphere, with concrete walls and floors, artistic details stand out that make this an area at the fore
Casa do Livro
It is located on the premises of an old bookstore and the atmosphere is typical of a jazz club and suggests a diversified programm
World of Discoveries
It is an Interactive Museum and Theme Park that recreates the Odyssey of the Portuguese navigators on the discovery of a previousl
National Printing Press Museum
It is a museum which was inaugurated in 1997, where visitors can try out the ancient art of manual printing.
Serra do Pilar Monastery
It was finished in around 1670 with the completion of the Nossa Senhora do Pilar Church and is now a World Heritage site.
São Bento Railway Station
It was built at the beginning of the 20th century with a glass and cast iron cover, on the same spot where the Convent of S. Bento
Military Museum of Porto
It has collections of light weapons, equipment, uniforms and heavy artillery, spanning a period from the 16th century to the mid 2
Casa do Infante
Casa do Infante was named after Henry the Navigator, who was born there, and is made up of a group of buildings constructed to hou
This church was built in the mid-18th century but has been altered over the years. It has some beautiful 17th and 18th ce
Episcopal Palace of Porto
It seems to have been built in the 13th century; however, it can have been based on a previous construction. It was remodeled in 1
Saint Francisco Xavier Fortress (Queijo Castle)
It is known as the Queijo Castle since it was supposedly built on a round granite rock which had the shape of a cheese.
Guindais Funicular Railway
Travel on the Guindais Funicular Railway, which was built in 1891 and has been completely restored after a century of inactivity.&
Church of Saint Ildefonso
It was built in the 18th century and its facade is lined with tiles by Jorge Colaço depicting scenes from the life of Saint Ildefo
It was founded in 1921 and is considered one of the most beautiful examples of Art Nouveau in the city of Oporto, having been clas
Church of Santa Clara
It is a building of Gothic origin, whose interior was gilded in the first half of the 18th century.
Church of Santo António dos Congregados
This church dates back to the early 1700’s and has a Baroque facade. It was dedicated to Santo António and stands out due to the e
Church and Convent of São Francisco
The Church and Convent of São Francisco of Faro was founded in the late 17th century by Franciscan monks.
Church of São Lourenço
The construction of this church began in the 16th century and it boasts a monumental facade which is a mixture of the Jesuit-Baroq
- Porto (Geral)+
- The City Park
- Crystal Palace Gardens
- Botanical Garden
- Ferreira Wine Cellars
- The House of Sandeman
- Water Pavilion
- Sea life
- Twin's Foz
- Monument Church of St Francis of Assisi
- Porto Cathedral
- Clérigos Towers
- Bolsa Palace
- Arch of Sant´Ana
- Paços do Concelho Building
- Pedro Sem Tower
- Lello Bookstore
- Shopping Centre Cidade do Porto
- Shopping Centre Via Catarina
- Bolhão Market
- Soares dos Reis National Museum
- Port Wine Museum
- Serralves Museum
- Museum of Natural History
- Pharmacy Museum
- Casa da Música
- Rosa Mota Pavilion
- Filha da Mãe Preta
- O Escondidinho
- Foz Velha
- O Paparico
- Wine Quay Bar
- Capa Negra II
- Cockburn Port Winery
- Calém Cellars
- Porto Tram Museum
- Luís I Bridge
- São João Baptista Fortress
- Casa Barbot
- Plano B
- DOT Club
- Casa do Livro
- World of Discoveries
- National Printing Press Museum
- Serra do Pilar Monastery
- São Bento Railway Station
- Military Museum of Porto
- Casa do Infante
- Carmo Church
- Episcopal Palace of Porto
- Saint Francisco Xavier Fortress (Queijo Castle)
- Guindais Funicular Railway
- Church of Saint Ildefonso
- Café Majestic
- Church of Santa Clara
- Church of Santo António dos Congregados
- Church and Convent of São Francisco
- Church of São Lourenço
- Places of Interest+