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Essential Porto Walking Tour

Product ID: 56134
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Visit the most iconic and photographed places in the city of Porto, including one of the most recognized bookstores in the world, the Nasoni tower, the Cathedral and the Monastery of Serra do Pilar during a pleasant 3-hour walk.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the city's main landmarks
  • Go on a guided tour led by an art historian
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Full description
Meet your guide at the Praça Gomes Teixeira, also known as the Lion's Square, and go for a walk through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For those who don't have much time but want to see Porto's essential sites, you can see the main landmarks of the city on a quicker route. Get to know the city's history and how it developed with the arrival of the Romans. Learn more about the Moorish and Castilian invasions and the more recent one in the 19th century by Napoleon's troops.

Pass by the Lello & Irmão bookstore, frequented by J. K. Rowling. Then visit the Clerics Church. Shortly after, arrive at São Bento Railway station built on the site of a former Benedictine convent inside the walled city. This is also one of the landmarks of the city and one of the most well-known stations in the world.

Then see Carmo and Carmelitas church and learn about its history. Go on to visit the Old Relation jail and see Porto's main avenue. You will also visit the Cathedral and go explore the alleyways around Porto. 

Your tour will end in the Ribeira area.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Fees
  • Entrance
  • Food and drinks

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Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.