Ponte da Arrábida


Arcing 270m in a single swoop over the Douro River and linking Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia, this mighty bridge is visible from afar. Designed by prominent Portuguese civil engineer Edgar Cardoso, it was the world's longest concrete bridge at the time of its completion in 1963. Climb it if you dare for knockout views of the river and city.

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1. Jardim Botânico do Porto

0.38 MILES

Run by the Faculty of Sciences of Porto University, this jigsaw of botanical gardens is a cool escape on hot summer days. Dotted with lakes and…

2. Museu do Carro Eléctrico


Housed in an antiquated switching-house, this museum is a tram-spotter's delight. It displays dozens of beautifully restored old trams – from early 1870s…

3. Igreja do Corpo Santo de Massarelos

0.55 MILES

Rising above the riverfront with a facade adorned in blue-and-white azulejos (hand-painted tiles), this church was built in 1776 on the site of a chapel…

4. Sinagoga Kadoorie

0.55 MILES

Sidling up to the Cemitério de Agramonte, the Kadoorie Synagogue is the largest in the Iberian Peninsula and a visible reminder of the importance of the…

5. Lavadouro Público

0.56 MILES

Washing machines are installed in every house, but local donas (ladies) still swear by the daily ritual of stone washtubs and good old-fashioned elbow…

6. Cemitério de Agramonte

0.62 MILES

Opened in 1855 to bury the victims of a cholera epidemic, the Agramonte Cemetery is today one of Porto's most beautiful. The city's wealthiest residents…

7. Douro Marina

0.63 MILES

Architects Barbosa & Guimarães have left their imprint on this contemporary marina complex in Afurada. With forms that mirror the shape of boat masts and…

8. Museu Romântico

0.63 MILES

Nestled on the southern slopes of Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, beneath cathedral oaks and sycamores, is the small but stately home where the exiled king…