Porto is a place that is synonymous with warm people and amazing food. Though the place is relatively small, this is certainly difficult to ignore due to the different opportunities for sightseeing Porto. Travellers who went to this city are always willing to comeback to experience the different things that it can offer. With the rich culture and tradition and the amazing landmarks, Porto has become a significant part of Portugal tourism.

 

The Top Things to Do in Porto

 

Porto is a historic city that is now a major centre of trade and business. The heart of this city has been declared as a World Heritage Site that will surprise you on how varied the custom and tradition in this area can be. Here are some of the top things to do in Porto that you should not miss.

 

Cais da Ribeira

 

This place may be a bit chaotic, but it is definitely a fun area to explore. The riverside area of Porto is picturesque where some of the local people choose to converge. It is also filled with restaurants and bars that will give you the authentic taste of the Portugal cuisine. Visiting Cais de Ribeira will give you lots of opportunities for sightseeing Porto; you will have a great perspective of the Luis I or choose to go to the arcade that will include the perplexing street maze.

 

Serralves Museum

 

Located in the western part of Porto, there are different things that you can discover in the Serralves Museum. Admiring the beauty of the villa is one of the best things to do in Porto. Established between the years 1925-1944, this elegant property will mesmerise you. The villa appears to be a luxurious terraced landscape that is filled with pergolas, well-ordered lawns, and topiaries. You will be able to see the Serralves Museum on the other side of the villa. It houses a great collection of contemporary art from artists like Liam Gillick and Joan Miro.

 

Sao Francisco Church

 

This is the final gothic church located in Porto that was completed in the 1400s. Start wandering around the architecture and ponder on the lancet window before heading to the principal façade where the portal is decorated by a beautiful rose window. During the year 1500s-1700s, the interior of the church has gone through different redecoration that gives you a lot of opportunities for sightseeing Porto.

 

Palacio Da Bolsa

 

This place can be found near the Sao Francisco church which was initially established in the year 1850. This structure has that neoclassical design that highlights an eclectic interior that was decorated in the 20th century. The intricate carving and the rich sculpture makes it an important part of the Portugal tourism.

 

Finally, if you are on a budget travel, you will also be happy to know that there are lots of free things to do in Porto. There are stunning views that awaits you on the parks, and there are also opportunities to learn about the culture and the arts of the city. 

 

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