Avenida dos Aliados, Porto, Portugal
Avenida dos Aliados (Avenue)
The imposing architecture and its central character turn this Avenue into the city's "living room". It becomes a location of excellence where the people of Porto gather to celebrate special times. There are granite buildings, many of which are crowned with skylights, domes and pinnacles. It is marked by a large central square completely paved with granite cobblestones, where statues come to life and where the reflecting pool is worth highlighting. The City Hall is located at the head of the Avenida.
Rua de Santa Catarina 428, Porto, Portugal
Chapel of Almas
Chapel built at the beginning of the eighteenth century. From the same period is the image of Nossa Senhora das Almas (Our Lady of the Souls), which is inside. In 1929, the entire exterior was covered with tiles representing scenes from the life of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Catherine. Those tile panels were recovered in 1982.
Av. da Boavista 604-610, Porto, Portugal
Casa da Música
Casa da Música is the main concert hall located on Avenida da Boavista, in Oporto, Portugal. It was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas as part of the European Capital of Culture event in 2001 (Porto 2001), however, the construction was only completed in 2005, immediately becoming an icon of the city.
More info: www.casadamusica.com
Praça de Almeida Garrett, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal
São Bento Station
This building, one of the main monuments of the city, is famous for its tile panels, which represent a chronology of the means of transportation used by man, myths and pictures of the history of Portugal, scenes of country work and ethnographic customs.
The station is located in the Historic Center of Porto, classified as a National Monument.
Rua do Infante Dom Henrique, 4050-297 Porto, Portugal
São Francisco Church
Main temple in gothic style existing in the city, whose construction began in the fourteenth century. It is one of the most important works of the Baroque, for its interior in gilded carving, of the XVII and XVIII centuries. It was the exuberance of gold that led the Count de Raczinsky to describe it as the "church of gold." It is National Monument since 1910 and Cultural Heritage of Humanity - UNESCO since 1996.
Rua das Carmelitas 144, Porto, Portugal
Book Store Lello
Open since 1906, Livraria Lello has housed men of arts and letters, has been the inspiration for acclaimed authors, a place for social gatherings, performances and a serene library for many of Porto’s avid readers. Today it receives thousands of visitors from around the world, who everyday enter our doors to visit this neo-Gothic gem from the beginning of the twentieth century.
More info: http://www.livrarialello.pt/
Campo dos Mártires da Pátria 4050-368, Porto, Portugal
Portuguese Photography Center
The building where the Portuguese Photography Center, also known as the "Chain of Relation", was built in 1767. The grandiose building, whose construction lasted almost thirty years, housed the Court and the Chain of Relation.
The Portuguese Center of Photography (C.P.F.) exists since 1997, as a public service created by the then Ministry of Culture, to ensure a national policy for photography. Its mission is to safeguard, value and promote the photographic heritage.
More info: http://www.cpf.pt/
Terreiro da Sé, 4050-573 Porto
National Monument, the Cathedral of the city of Porto, located in the heart of the historical center of the city of Porto, is one of the main and oldest monuments of Portugal.
Rua de Ferreira Borges, 4050-253 Porto, Portugal
Stock Exchange Palace
National Monument, Stock Exchange Palace, is one of the most visited monuments, highlighting the famous Arab Hall. Cultural and Conference Center, Stock Exchange Palace is a space with unique conditions for holding events, and initiatives that have excellence by attribute. An integral part of the Urban Wine Route.
More info: http://www.palaciodabolsa.com/
Rua de S. Filipe de Nery, 4050-546 Porto
The Clérigos architectural complex, classified National Monument since 1910, is for its Church and it’s Tower, one of the main points of interest, and a must visit for all who visit the city of Porto.
More info: http://www.torredosclerigos.pt/pt/
Largo de Avis - Santa Marinha 4430-329 Vila Nova de Gaia
Monastery of Serra do Pilar
Inserted in the area classified in December 1996 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Monastery of Serra do Pilar, one of the symbols of Vila Nova de Gaia, preserves the interesting church and cloister, a circular plant, unique in Portugal.
In front of the church, there is a magnificent viewpoint, from where one can observe the city of Porto and the river Douro.
Avenida Vimara Peres, Porto, Portugal
D. Luís Bridge
The D. Luís bridge is an icon of the city and has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
It is 395 meters long and 8 meters wide, and its arch is still considered the largest arch in the world in wrought iron.
Rua do Carmo 1, 4050-011 Porto, Portugal
Built in the second half of the 18th century, it is one of the most notable buildings of the Portuguese rococo, both in architecture and in the carving that shapes the interior. Its lateral facade was covered in 1912 with a panel of tiles, where are painted drawings by Silvestre Silvestri. They are figurative compositions allusive to the cult of Our Lady. Building classified as a national monument.