Porto, the top destination to visit in Portugal, is enriched with numerous attractions. From the glittering waterfront of Ribeira to the glorious architecture of down-town Porto, the city is a melting pot of different interests waiting to be discovered by its visitors. Find below some of the hotspots to visit while in Porto.
Torre dos Clérigos
The Clérigos Tower fits perfectly in the infinite skyline of Porto. It is considered the most remarkable landmark of the city. For the history enthusiasts, the tower has been one of the prominent places to stop. However, the level of thrill one gets upon he/she reaches the top of the tower, makes this tower a mandatory stop for everyone. Despite the 240 steps, once you reach the top, you will have perfect material to post on your Instagram.
Palácio da Bolsa
The Stock Exchange Palace is the former stock exchange centre of Porto and holds a great historic background. Established next to the St Francis Church of Porto, the palace was once part of the St Francis Convent and, from the inside, it looks like a royal palace. Every traveller highlights the amazing Arab Room, which hosts all the state events that happen in Porto.
Ponte da Arrábida
If you wish to do something unconventional during your visit to Porto, save some time to climb the Arrábida Bridge. Climbing the arches of the Arrábida Bridge is a phenomenal attraction that everyone loves to experience. To do this, there are several guides available to conduct this experience. This is one of the finest opportunities to enjoy the ecstatic view of Porto, seventy meters above the River Douro, with your entire family in a safe fashion.
Igreja de São Francisco
This is potentially the most beautiful church on the face of the earth. The beauty of its 18th century interior architecture is wrapped through a slim golden layer, which is quite enchanting and vibrant. This is why this work is considered the greatest gold work ever done. If you are an art lover, you can’t find a better place to visit in Porto.
Vila Nova de Gaia
This city cannot be avoided while visiting Porto and you don’t need to struggle too much to reach it since one can easily go to Vila Nova de Gaia by foot. A visit through its wide riverfront area makes everyone fall even more in love with Porto as you can enjoy the landscape of the city from the other side of the river. If you have a special interest in doing a boat cruise, there are numerous points here where these experiences can be booked.