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!
Music is the face of ClubM80, which only plays 80’s songs.
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 its gilded interior.
Built in the Romanesque style, this 12th/13th century building has suffered expansions and renovations over the years until its final alteration in the 20th century.
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 Douro River.
This is one of the most visited monuments in the Historic Centre of the city, and it boasts possessing the famous Arabic lounge.
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 and market.
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 meters.
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 the ceiling are worth highlighting.
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 106 shops.
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.
It includes collections of ceramics, sculptures, pictures, among other works; highlighting “The Exiled”, a masterpiece by the sculptor António Soares dos Reis.
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 centre of the Northern part of the country.
The Museum is divided into 4 distinct groups: the Zoology Room, the Paleontology Room, the Mineralogy Room and the Archaeology and Ethnography Room.
The collection covers 500 million years of history associated to the struggle of man to heal diseases and ease pain. Objects of rare value can be found among the assets.
Designed by Rem Koolhaas, Casa da Música was inaugurated in 2005 and has since become an icon of contemporary architecture.
Named after the illustrious athlete from Oporto, it was inaugurated in 1956 and built to replace the famous Crystal Palace.
Specialties: Bacalhau à mãe preta (house specialty with salted cod); Stuffed squid; Seafood rice; Tripas à moda do Porto (tripe with white beans); Rojões à moda do Minho (roasted pork chunks).
Specialties: Bacalhau à Escondidinho (house specialty with salted cod); Pescada à Escondidinho (house specialty with Hake); Gratinated Lobster.
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 .
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); Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá and à Zé do Pipo (dish with salted cod); lavender trilogy.
Specialties: Francesinhas (a sandwich which includes a variety of meats, covered with melted cheese and a hot thick tomato and beer sauce served with french fries)
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.
This museum displays some of the first electric traction vehicles that operated in Oporto’s public transports system at the beginning of the 19th.
The Luís I Bridge was inaugurated on October 31st, 1886, linking the Ribeira area to the pier of Gaia and the Batalha Square to Serra do Pilar.
Built at the end of the 16th century to defend the coast, it is an example of military architecture. Modern bastions were added to the structure.
It is a unique example of Art Nouveau in the municipality and is currently its House of culture. The greenhouse garden, lake, caves, bridges and lookout point are worth highlighting.
It's a classic in the city – an alternative space that combines various arts: live music, theatre, cinema, design, photography and fine arts.
In a somewhat industrial atmosphere, with concrete walls and floors, artistic details stand out that make this an area at the forefront of innovation.
It is located on the premises of an old bookstore and the atmosphere is typical of a jazz club and suggests a diversified programming.
It is an Interactive Museum and Theme Park that recreates the Odyssey of the Portuguese navigators on the discovery of a previously unknown world.
It is a museum which was inaugurated in 1997, where visitors can try out the ancient art of manual printing.
It was finished in around 1670 with the completion of the Nossa Senhora do Pilar Church and is now a World Heritage site.
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 de Avé-Maria had previously existed.
It has collections of light weapons, equipment, uniforms and heavy artillery, spanning a period from the 16th century to the mid 20th century.
Casa do Infante was named after Henry the Navigator, who was born there, and is made up of a group of buildings constructed to house the services of the Crown.
It seems to have been built in the 13th century; however, it can have been based on a previous construction. It was remodeled in 1737.
It is known as the Queijo Castle since it was supposedly built on a round granite rock which had the shape of a cheese.
Travel on the Guindais Funicular Railway, which was built in 1891 and has been completely restored after a century of inactivity.
It was built in the 18th century and its facade is lined with tiles by Jorge Colaço depicting scenes from the life of Saint Ildefonso and allegories of the Eucharist.
It was founded in 1921 and is considered one of the most beautiful examples of Art Nouveau in the city of Oporto, having been classified as Property of Public Interest in 1983.
It is a building of Gothic origin, whose interior was gilded in the first half of the 18th century.
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 exterior tiles and Interior murals.
The Church and Convent of São Francisco of Faro was founded in the late 17th century by Franciscan monks.
The construction of this church began in the 16th century and it boasts a monumental facade which is a mixture of the Jesuit-Baroque and Mannerist styles.
It is lined with a palm tree grove and it houses a granite fountain, two Obelisks by Nasoni and a small “romantic chalet”.
This park, which has exotic plants and very large and rare trees, is composed of the Crystal Palace Gardens, Quinta da Macieirinha and Quinta Tait.
This garden of great monumentality, which was created in 1951, consists of distinct areas separated by large shrubs of camellias.
Created by a family of winemakers in 1751, the Ferreira Wine Cellars have a rich tradition and a prominent role in the history of Port Wine.
The House of Sandeman is situated in Porto's Historic Centre and invites you in for an experience in a traditional yet cosmopolitan environment.
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 Bridge, passing through the Portuguese coast and Tropical Seas.
ZOO Santo Inácio caters for more than 800 animals of 262 species, in wide spaces and habitats that guarantee their genuine behavior, aiming to bring the Community of Nature and Wildlife closer together.
Twins 19.74 is a urban chic space in Porto with restaurant, bar and club. Full with good vibes.