It can be said that is the second capital of Portugal. World-renowned for wine that gives it its name, Oporto has several tourist attractions such as its bridges, its historic center (World Heritage by UNESCO), the mixture of classic architecture with contemporary constructions as well as the particularity of the traditional cuisine.
In this area of the city, besides the typical local shopping stores, you can appreciate the view of the beautiful Douro River and its bridges.
Porto Cathedral and the São Bento Station
The origins of the Porto Cathedral retreat to the Middle Ages and its religious architecture possess features Romanesque, Gothic, Mannerist and Baroque. This is a must see spot, not only for the architectural glimpse as well as by observing the treasures art to be found there. The São Bento’s station has a decor of magnificent tile panels that illustrate the evolution of transport and scenes from the history of Portuguese life, its construction has a clear French influence.
Porto's city center is surrounded by attractive points among which are the Avenida dos Aliados, known for being one of the main avenues of the city, the Church of the Clergy, a Baroque-style monument, built by Nicolau Nasoni, and the Church of Lapa, monument where is stored the heart of D. Pedro IV since 1837. You can also find on the Santa Catarina’s Street the iconic Majestic Café where you can take a break to enjoy some city delicacies.
Possibility to ride on boat "Rabelo"
These tourist boats with construction type Rabelo, made of wood and traditional aspect, take their passengers on a breathtaking tour of the Douro river. With this trip intersect the six bridges over the Douro River near the city of Porto, namely: Luis 1st Bridge, Maria Pia Bridge, St. John Bridge, Arrábida Bridge, Freixo Bridge and Infante Bridge.
Port Wine Cellars
This is the place of storage and maturation of Port wine. The visit to the cellars can be made throughout the year, which is a great space to deepen knowledge of the Port and the Douro region.