Igreja de São Francisco
Palácio da Bolsa
This splendid neoclassical monument (built from 1842 to 1910) honours Porto’s past and present money merchants. Just past the entrance...
CRAT sometimes runs brief introductory workshops on azulejo painting and stamping, aimed at tourists. A lesson costs around €25, and...
Casa do Infante
Just back from the river is the handsomely renovated medieval town house where, according to legend, Henry the Navigator was born in...
Restaurante Mal Cozinhado
Porto has no fado tradition of its own, but you can enjoy the Lisbon or Coimbra version of ‘Portugal blues’ into the wee hours at...
Both a humble mum-and-dad operation and a masterwork of traditional fare, with generously portioned standouts such as baked octopus in...
Igreja de São Francisco information
Lonely Planet review
Sitting on Praça Infante Dom Henrique, Igreja de São Francisco looks from the outside to be an austerely Gothic church, but inside it hides one of Portugal’s most dazzling displays of baroque finery. Hardly an inch escapes unsmothered, as otherworldly cherubs and sober monks are drowned by nearly 100kg of gold leaf.