Tourist Places To Visit In Porto
Once upon a time, Porto was one of the great centres of trade and commerce in the world. It has managed to retain some of its old world charm and is now a truly beautiful and multicultural city that has evolved with time into a showstopping tourist destination. The city has some exquisite places to visit like the Cierigos Tower, Serra Do Pilar and more alternatively fun spots like the Crystal Palace Gardens and wine cellars. Every place here offers visitors a new and unique experience.
Standing 75 meters high this tower is a massive structure, beautiful in design and one of the best places to visit in the city. The structure draws inspiration from the Baroque design style, continuously drawing visitors in with its charming décor. The 200 plus steps to the stop offer breathtaking views of the surrounding city.
Crystal Palace Gardens
Overlooking the Douro River, these gardens are another tourist hotspot owing to the expertly manicured gardens, unique walkways and stunning views overlooking the city. The hike up is worth it and German scene designer Emile David’s touch can be felt everywhere.
Serra Do Pilar
A bumpy hill, wandering up to this point in the countryside to enjoy one of the best places to visit. It is home to an ancient monastery from the 13th century and talks about other heritage sites across the city. It is a great place for history lovers and curious visitors.
Porto Wine Cellars
The neighboring city of Gaia is a must-visit place and holds stunning wine cellars. The vineyards are absolutely stunning and guided tours here will transport visitors to a different time. It makes for a very romantic experience.
Considered to be one of the most gorgeous bookstores in the world, the stunning staircases, nouveau Gothic style and incredible collection of thousands of history’s finest books, its no wonder why this is one of the most charming places in the city and arguably, even in the country to visit.
Another ancient wonder and tourist favorite spot to visit, this cathedral was built between the 12th and 13th century. It has two towers surrounding the base structure on each side. The design is again, Gothic inspired and has some memorable frescoes housed within, perfect for lovers of art.
Sao Bento Train Station
This place is surely one of, if not, the most popular places in the city. And with good reason too. The interiors of Sao Bento Train Station have been made with over 20,000 tiles over a period of 11 years by architect Jorge Colaco, who has created a true masterpiece. The tiles portray everyday life in the city. It is a dream for design lovers.