Get to know the history of Porto on this walking tour with an expert local guide! Explore the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, seeing Baroque churches and the incredible Porto Cathedral. Hear of Moorish invasions and see some of the city’s more modern highlights, like the wine cellars where its famous Port (fortified wine) is aged, and its iconic iron bridge – Ponte de Dom Luis I.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalThe Porto Cathedral is located in the heart of the historic area and is one of the oldest monuments in Portugal.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Ponte de Dom Luis I, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalThis bridge of metal structure was built between 1881 and 1888 linking both cities, Porto and Gaia.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Sao Bento Railway Station, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalThe station connects the Minho and Douro Valley railway lines. The building has french arquitecture traces which was designed by the portuguese architect José Marques da Silva and officially inaugurated on October 5th, 1916. This site is very well-known for its tile panels.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Mercado do Bolhao, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalThe market is one of the most emblematic markets in the city. It is a typical neoclassical building. The Bolhão market offers fresh local products. The market is organized by product areas which includes fish, meat, vegetables, fruits and flowers. Outside the building, there are a variety of coffee and clothes shops.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Cafe Majestic, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalThis historic coffee shop can be found in Santa Catarina street. This place resembles the Belle Epoque-era with carved wood, mirrors and chandellers. In 2011, this beautiful coffee shop was considered the sixth most beautiful coffee in the world.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Livraria Lello, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalLello & Irmão Bookstore - This bookstore has been considered as one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world by several personalities and entities. The stairways served as inspiration for the Hogwarts’ stairways in the Harry Potter books, since JK Rowling lived in Porto.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Torre dos Clerigos, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalThe church and tower are great architectural examples of the 18th century. The tower is the trademark of the city. It was designed by the architect Nicolau Nasoni, both buildings have a Baroque style and since 1910 they are part of the National Monuments.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Ribeira Square, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalRibeira Neighborhood - Ribeira is one of the oldest areas of the city. Located along the river, it integrates the list of UNESCO sites. This is a very popular area full of restaurants and bars.Duration: 30 minutes