Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Miragaia

Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis

Porto's best art museum presents a stellar collection ranging from Neolithic carvings to Portugal’s take on modernism, all housed in the formidable Palácio das Carrancas.
Area in Miragaia

Rua de São Bento da Vitória

With its cobblestones polished smooth by centuries of shoe leather and pretty tiled houses with little wrought-iron balconies and window boxes brimming with pot plants, this narrow, gently curving street was the bea…
Viewpoint in Miragaia

Miradouro da Vitória

Porto is reduced to postcard format at this miradouro (viewpoint), perched high and mighty above a mosaic of terracotta rooftops that tumble down to the Douro. It's a highly atmospheric spot at dusk when landmarks s…
Church in Miragaia

Igreja das Carmelitas

Blink and you might miss that this is a church in its own right, snuggled as close as it is to the Igreja do Carmo. The twin churches are separated only by a 1m-wide house, once the dividing line between the monks o…
Church in Miragaia

Igreja do Carmo

Dating to the late 18th century, this captivating azulejo-covered church is one of Porto’s best examples of rococo architecture. The tiled panel on the facade pays tribute to Nossa Senhora (Our Lady).
Museum in Miragaia

Centro Português de Fotografia

This stately yet muscular building (1767) once served as a prison and now houses a photography museum. You actually walk through the thick iron gates and into the cells to see the work, which lends the intriguing ex…
Monastery in Miragaia

Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória

Note the sign in front of this former monastery apologising for the expulsion of the Jews in 1496 under the Portuguese Inquisition and the iron fist of King Manuel I. The monastery was built on former Jewish ground …
Church in Miragaia

Igreja Nossa Senhora da Vitória

In Porto's medieval Vitória quarter, this church stands on land that once belonged to the Jewish community. Completed in 1539, it was given a baroque makeover in the 18th century following a devastating fire, and fe…
Church in Miragaia

Igreja de São Pedro de Miragaia

One of Porto's oldest churches, the medieval Igreja de São Pedro de Miragaia was completely rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries, and pays homage to St Peter, patron saint of fishermen. Its exterior is beautifully…
Museum in Miragaia

Museu das Marionetas

Porto's marionette museum turns the spotlight on the remarkable puppet creations that have taken to the stage at the Teatro Marionetas do Porto over the past 25 years. Rotating exhibitions present marionettes from p…