Porto Old Town Walking Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Ribeira

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from$33.11
5 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

Enjoy a 3.5 hour walk through iconic locations in the city learning history from Roman times through the Middle Ages and into the Industrial Revolution periods.   Recognize the perimeter of the old walls, locate the ancient convents and monasteries and several religious orders who settled in Port Medieval. Also learn which trades existed previously and how these places have developed ant it’s relevance for maritime expeditions.
Meet your guide at the Cathedral and go for a walk through the historic center heritage of UNESCO.You will hear talk of how the old city was surrounded by a wall and contained inside several convents and monasteries with their cloisters and farmland and a river that today is not seen.You will see how the city was divided between the Franciscans, Dominicans, Benedictines and Jews. On the route you will find numerous other landmarks for which will also make a brief explanation of its position in the city's history. The end of the visit about 3:30 h occur in the Church of San Francisco.

What’s included

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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