University of Porto (Reitoria da Universidade do Porto)

About Porto, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Porto, Portugal)

Porto is the largest city in Portugal, and it is located in the north. Porto has been inhabited by the Romans, Iberians, Celts, Swabians, Visigoths and Moors, and the mix of these cultures defines Porto's character and its people. The climate in the city is temperate, although it can be quite damp in general. Porto has one of the richest artistic, cultural, and historical heritages in Portugal. The ancient part of the city was declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO.

What to do in Porto

Visitors can do many things in Porto like visit museums, monuments, parks and gardens, and take a cruise in the river. The city also offers various pubs and cafés where they can sample the local cuisine. Porto is famous for its narrow streets. Walking around the city and discovering its tourist attractions and hidden streets is one of the best things to do while in the city. Visitors can take a tour of the city's churches, monuments, and museums, which represent one of the most important stages in the historical development of the city and even the country.

Tourist Attractions

Some of Porto's architectural highlights and tourist attractions are Oporto Cathedral, Igreja de São Francisco, and Church of Cedofeita. The Baroque period and design can be seen in the Palace of the Archbishop, churches of the Clerics and Mercy, and the churches of St Claire and St Francis. The Hospital of Saint Anthony, Stock Exchange Palace, Sao Bento Train Station, the Avenida dos Aliados buildings, and the Crystal Palace gardens all display the architecture of the romantic and neoclassical periods. A must-see architectural and cultural highlight that visitors should not miss is the Palácio da Bolsa.

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