The Storyteller Porto Walking Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Porto

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The Storyteller is about little stories and legends in an old and little-known Porto of narrow and winding paths, with tiny stairs and typical nooks. Go through rails along the Douro river, paths of romantic, culminating in the colorful splendor of the gardens of the “Palácio de Cristal” and “Virtudes”. Breathe sensations in contact with nature in places with many stories in the city "Invicta”...This guided walking tour covers not tourist paths and places where you can feel the hospitality and live with the locals.
The Storyteller introduces Miragaia, a beautiful parish in our city of Porto that has many stories and legends. Perhaps the oldest and that gives it its name is that which involves King Ramiro, Gaia Castle, the Moor and the Beautiful Princess named Mira and so on. Old stories about the courage of the fishermen to challenge the sea, the visionary personality of the Infante D. Henrique that propelled the Portuguese discoveries and the expansion by the world."Porto of Romanticism", through bucolic and winding alleys we go to meet the atmosphere of a suburb with eighteen centuries. Stories of kings, majestic estates and beautiful gardens. The “Palácio de Cristal” (Crystal Palace) are the motto for other meetings, a chapel in memory of an exiled king, an acoustic shell, allegorical statues to the seasons, “Avenida das Tílias” (Avenue of Lindens) and “Jardim do Roseiral” (Garden of Roses), enriched with memorials of the artistic patrimony Of the city.The legend of Pedro Cem, from his enormous wealth that has passed poverty and his tower take us to walk the streets of this millennial city full of stories to tell even a hidden garden and known by few; Located in the historic center of Porto, the garden or “Horto das Virtudes” is one of the hidden charms of the city “Invicta” full of secrets unveiled by the Storyteller...ITINERARY / POINTS OF INTEREST: • Neighborhood of Miragaia • S.Pedro de Miragaia Church • Monte dos Judeus (Mount of the Jews) • Palácio das Sereias (Mermaid's Palace) • Panel of tiles in the church of Massarelos • Paths of Romantic  • Rua pedonal  de Entre Quintas (Pedestrian Street) • Gardens of Quinta da Macieirinha • Gardens of the Romantic Museum • Jardins do Palácio de Cristal (Gardens of the Crystal Palace) • Arts District • Cordoaria • Horto das Virtudes (Vertical Garden of Virtues)

What’s included

  • 2 hours and a half Walking tour in Porto
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos
  • Extras and personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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