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#1 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Bridges
Built in 1886, this bridge links Porto and Gaia.
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River Douro (Porto)
#2 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Bodies of Water
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#3 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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#4 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Parks
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#5 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Sports Complexes

Watch a match, visit the stadium and the Museum of one of the best football teams in Europe, FC Porto!  Know more at www.fcporto.pt  You can buy the tickets in the stadium or in... more »

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#6 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Religious Sites

Santa Clara Church The Santa Clara Church is located at Largo 1 de Dezembro. The old convent with the same name was built in 1416 and was completed in 1456. In the 18th century... more »

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Miradouro da Serra do Pilar (Vila Nova de Gaia)
#7 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Lookouts
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#8 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Transportation

São Bento Station The São Bento Station is located at Praça Almeida Garret. The name of the station comes from a Benedictine monastery (São Bento do Ave Maria) built on this spot... more »

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#9 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Historic Sites

Palacio da Bolsa The Palacio da Bolsa is located at Rua de Ferreira Borges and this is the Stock Market Palace. There used to be a Convent of Franciscans in this place, but a fire... more »

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#10 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites

São Francisco Church The São Francisco Church is located at Largo de São Francisco. The convent was constructed between 1383 and 1825. Today only its Gothic church remains. It is... more »

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#11 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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#12 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers

A visit to the clerigos tower till the top would be the right choice to get a complete view of Porto.It costs about 2 euros to enter the tower,but its worth it.Its about 5minutes... more »

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Serralves (Porto)
#13 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Located in the heart of Oporto, the Serralves Foundation boasts a priceless heritage estate, comprised of the Museum... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of Oporto, the Serralves Foundation boasts a priceless heritage estate, comprised of the Museum (designed by the 1992 Pritzker prize winning architect, Álvaro Siza Vieira); Serralves Villa (a unique example of Art Deco architecture); and by the Park (winner of the “Henry Ford Prize for the Preservation of the Environment” in 1997). As a European cultural institution serving the national community, the Serralves Foundation’s mission is to raise the general public's awareness concerning contemporary art and the environment. Serralves offers a wide range of different eating alternatives, throughout the day –the Restaurant in the Museum, the Auditorium bar or the Tea House in the Park.The Serralves Shop presents a wide selection of Portuguese and international contemporary design products and the Museum Book Shop specialises in publications dedicated to contemporary art. Located in one of Oporto’s most prestigious zones, with excellent access from the historic centre and main thoroughfares, the Serralves Foundation is a unique place in the city - where art and landscape, culture and heritage converge in a contemporary vision. A Must-See for your trip to Oporto! « less
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Fado in Porto - Caves Calem (Vila Nova de Gaia)
#14 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Fado in Chiado is a live Fado show – an excellent way to discover culture and the city.Fado is Portuguese and was born in... more » Owner description: Fado in Chiado is a live Fado show – an excellent way to discover culture and the city.Fado is Portuguese and was born in Lisbon. It was adopted by Portuguese culture and is now a symbol of Portugal, with a strong tradition in the historic districts of Lisbon.The hour-long Fado in Chiado show features talented artists – a singer and two musicians (Portuguese guitar and classical guitar) – performing Fado and the music that makes it the national song. The live performances are accompanied by images of unique must-visit locations in Lisbon. It is said that Fado combines nostalgia (saudade), Portuguese pride, hope and conformism in a musical style epitomised by Amália Rodrigues. On account of these unique characteristics, Fado has now been declared part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.Fado in Chiado takes place daily* in the very centre of Lisbon. The hour-long show is the ideal suggestion for seeing live Fado and then taking advantage of the night to discover more of the city. « less
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#15 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Theaters; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Casa da Musica was conceived to mark 2001, the year in which Porto was Cultural Capital of Europe, and it is the first new... more » Owner description: Casa da Musica was conceived to mark 2001, the year in which Porto was Cultural Capital of Europe, and it is the first new building in Portugal to be entirely dedicated to music - to the presentation and public enjoyment of music, to music education and to the creation of music. The project took shape in 1999 after the Rem Koolhaas & Ellen van Loon - Office for Metropolitan Architecture won the international architectural competition. Work began in 1999 on the site of Porto's former central tram garage on the Rotunda da Boavista, and Casa da Musica opened its doors to the public on April 15th , 2005. Casa da Musica was planned as a home for all types of music and it is not only part of the urban redevelopment of Porto but also part of a network of cultural facilities, for the city of Porto and for the wider world. Underlying it is an innovative and wide-ranging cultural project, which aims to make an exciting contribution to the national and international music scene, as an arena for all types of musical events - from classical music to jazz, from fado to electronic music, from great international productions to more experimental projects. Besides concerts, recitals and other types of performance, Casa da Musica also organises events for musicians and musicologists and invests in research into the origins of Portuguese music. In addition, it plays a very important role in music education. It is a cultural meeting point between music and other areas of artistic creation and knowledge, providing a space for all kinds of audiences and creators. « less
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#16 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites

Cathedral The Cathedral is located at Terreiro da Se. It was built in the 12th century as a Romanesque structure but there were many alterations during its history. In the 18th... more »

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#17 of 116 attractions in Porto District
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#18 of 116 attractions in Porto District
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#19 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Religious Sites
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#20 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar (Vila Nova de Gaia)
#21 of 116 attractions in Porto District
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Category: Historic Sites
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#22 of 116 attractions in Porto District

World of Discoveries’ - a brand new theme park and museum based on the history of the Portuguese Discoveries – has just opened in Miragaia, Porto This interactive museum/theme... more »

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Zoo Santo Inacio (Vila Nova de Gaia)
#23 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Just 10 minutes from Oporto, in Vila Nova de Gaia, Zoo Santo Inacio is the ideal place to get close to the wild life!Find out... more » Owner description: Just 10 minutes from Oporto, in Vila Nova de Gaia, Zoo Santo Inacio is the ideal place to get close to the wild life!Find out more about Lions, Snow Leopards, Cheetahs, Camells, Humboldt Penguins, Pygmy Hippopotamus, Spider Monkeys, Crocodiles, Tarantulas, among many other animals and enjoy amazing Birds of Prey, Reptiles and Wildlife Demonstrations, and the funny Penguin Feeding.A fun day guaranteed! « less
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#24 of 116 attractions in Porto District
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#25 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals

Dos Clerigos Church and Tower The Dos Clerigos Church and Tower are located at Rua de São Filipe de Nery. The church and tower were built by the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni... more »

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#26 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Lookouts
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#27 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Bridges
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Capela do Senhor da Pedra (Vila Nova de Gaia)
#28 of 116 attractions in Porto District
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Praia da Luz (Porto)
#29 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Beaches
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#30 of 116 attractions in Porto District
Category: Parks
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