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Things to see in Porto

Located in the North of Portugal lies the city Porto. It has an attractive old city center with many historical buildings and its location on a hill near the river Douro gives it an unique look and feel. The river also has brought an iconic landmark to the city which is the Dom Luis bridge. This is a large steel bridge which is quite high and being used to get the local trains to the other side. It is also accessible by foot and provides some amazing views over the city and the river and is something that should not be missed.

The center of Porto is based around Praca da Liberdade which is the central square. Here is the town hall located and several other buildings which all appear impressive. There is no shortage of old churches either across town with many examples such as Nossa Senhora de Lapa, the church of Santa Clara, Igreja dos Clerigos and Igreja da Misericordia. Some of the other buildings in the historical center include Palacio de Bolsa, Hospital de Santo Antonio and the university. All the sights are well within walking distance.

There are many charming places and buildings which have no name but you will notice when walking past them. Porto is built on several hills, so expect to go up and down a few times, but if you go at an easy pace it is easy to do. For those who would like to see a bit more or Portugal, day trips to Braga or Aveiro are well possible and can be easily reached by train.
 


Porto travel photo gallery

 
University of Porto.

University.

 
Old building.

Old building.

 
Rua de Santo Ildefonso.

Rua de Santo Ildefonso.



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Historical houses.

Historical houses.

 



Church of Santa Clara.

Church of Santa Clara.

 
Amazing view over a hill in Porto.

Amazing view over a hill.

 



Church decorated with blue tiles.

Church decorated with blue tiles.

 
Very old houses in the historical town.

Very old houses in the historical town.

 
Nossa Senhora de Lapa.

Nossa Senhora de Lapa.

 
Church behind the city hall.

Church behind the city hall.

 
Small Portuguese church.

Small Portuguese church.

 
Old street.

Old street.

 
Church.

Church.

 
City hall.

City hall.

 



Praca da Liberdade.

Praca da Liberdade.

 



Liberty square, Porto.

Liberty square.

 
Old buildings.

Old buildings.

 
Posh building.

Posh building.

 
Imposing building on Praca da Liberdade.

Imposing building on Praca da Liberdade.

 



Historical building.

Historical building.

 



View over Praca da Liberdade.

View over Praca da Liberdade.

 



Statue on liberty square.

Statue on liberty square.

 
Igreja dos Clerigos.

Igreja dos Clerigos.

 
Typical Porto architecture.

Typical Porto architecture.

 
Statue close to the cathedral.

Statue close to the cathedral.

 



Skyline of Porto.

Skyline of Porto.

 
Porto cathedral.

Cathedral.

 
Old building.

Old building.

 
The cathedral of Porto.

The cathedral.

 
View over the old town.

View over the old town.

 
Dom Luis bridge.

Dom Luis bridge.

 
Steel bridge over the river Douro.

Steel bridge over the river Douro.

 
The old town.

The old town.

 



Dom Luis bridge, Porto.

Dom Luis bridge.

 



View over the river Douro.

View over the river Douro.

 
The old city center.

The old city center.

 
Bridge crossing the river Douro.

Bridge crossing the river Douro.

 
Praca da Ribeiro.

Praca da Ribeiro.

 
River Douro waterfront.

River Douro waterfront.

 
Praca da Ribeiro, Porto.

Praca da Ribeiro.

 
Jardim de Joao Chargas.

Jardim de Joao Chargas.

 



Palacio de Bolsa.

Palacio de Bolsa.

 
Historical building.

Historical building.

 
Igreja da Misericordia.

Igreja da Misericordia.

 



Palacio de Bolsa, Porto.

Palacio de Bolsa.

 
Parking spaces in the old town.

Parking spaces in the old town.

 
Porto train station.

Train station.

 
Church.

Church.

 
Igreja das Carmelitos.

Igreja das Carmelitos.

 



The university.

The university.

 



Igreja do Carmo.

Igreja do Carmo.

 
Square near Igreja do Carmo.

Square near Igreja do Carmo.

 
University building.

University building.

 
Hospital de Santo Antonio.

Hospital de Santo Antonio.

 



Pavilion dos Desportos.

Pavilion dos Desportos.

 



Hospital de Santo Antonio, Porto.

Hospital de Santo Antonio.

 
Portuguese church.

Portuguese church.

 
Igreja dos Clerigos.

Igreja dos Clerigos.

 
Birds eye view over the old town center of Porto.

Birds eye view over the old town center.

 
Dom Luis bridge from the waterfront.

Dom Luis bridge from the waterfront.


Internet sites with travel information about Porto



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