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Porto Walking Tour

Country: Portugal
City: Porto
Duration: 4 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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Porto Walking Tour Half Day – 04 Hours

The city of Porto puts the Port into our country's name and indeed it is one of the oldest cities in
Portugal. Its inhabitants are proud to be "tripe eaters" and they call their city the "unbeatable". It is
a fact that the city of Porto has been the stage for some of the most important historical and
cultural events that still today mold the Portuguese culture.

During this Half-day private tour you will be able to experience all the charm and history of Porto right after leaving your hotel. Drive to Porto City Hall here we will star our walking tour to the narrow streets of Porto. Continuing to Torre dos Clérigos, Lello Bookshop (considered one of the most beautiful in the world), Rua das Flores (Some visitors consider this the most romantic street in Porto), Palácio da Bolsa, S. Francis Church, originally this was a Gothic church. Its adjacent museum once was the property of a Franciscan monastery. This church boasts the most lavish, spectacular church interior in Porto and the competition is fierce.

The “Casa do Infante” where Henry the Navigator who launched Portugal on the Age of Discovery, reputedly was born in this house, Factory House of the British Association (This is the headquarters of the Port Wine Shippers' Association. One of the most fabled buildings in the Ribeira district. British consul John Whitehead designed the "factory" in 1786), Cais da Ribeira, the quayside section of the Ribeira district opens onto the Douro. Locals come here for the lowcost tascas (taverns) and seafood restaurants, which were constructed into the street-level arcade of the old buildings. Time to prove a chalice of Port wine with a stunning view of Douro river. After this break we will proceed our visit through Rua de Dom Hugo, with the Chapel of Our Lady of Truths. It's invariably closed, but you can peek through the grille at the gilded rococo altar, with a statue of the Virgin at the centre. Terreiro da Sé, this square is dominated by the cathedral, founded as a fortress church in the 12th century and greatly altered in the 1600s and 1700s. Square-domed towers flank the main facade. "Cathedral Square" is also bordered by an 18th-century former Episcopal palace, now
municipal offices.

The tour will finish at São Bento Train Station. This is the most central of Porto's railway stations. Its grand main hall is decorated with large tiles tracing the history of transportation in Portugal. Return to the hotel by car.

Entrance Fees included: Cathedral, S. FrancisChurch and Bolsa Palace

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