Top Attractions in Porto


Old Town, Porto

Date of visit: January 18-21, 2022

Last month, Mike and I visited Porto for the first time. The weather was cold (and windy) as you would expect but the sunny days made up for it and we were able to visit several tourist attractions. Unfortunately, the Mercado do Bolhão and other large markets were temporarily closed. It was low season as well so the rates for our hotel stays were very reasonable at the Hilton Porto Gaia and Boeira Garden Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton. In case you are traveling to Porto in the future, here are some of my travel tips 😉

River Douro Sightseeing Tour

Order of Saint Francis Museum, a very ornate church with Baroque style. Tticket price is 8 Euros.

Bolsa Palace

Ribeira Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Cais da Ribeira, a very lively promenade with restaurants and live music.

Porto Cathedral, the views from the bell tower are amazing. Ticket price is 3 Euros.

The Sao Bento Railway Station with its ornate tilework.

Clerigos Church, and its 75-meter tall bell tower. The spiral staircase was quite a challenge but it was worth it when you reach the top. Ticket price is 6 Euros.

Livraria Lello which inspired the Harry Potter movie, or so 😉 Ticket price is 5 Euros if bought online.

Santa Casa da Misericordia do Porto is surprisingly impressive as the museum is very modern in style. Ticket price is 10 Euros.

Taking the cable car for lovely views on the way to the top. Ticket price is 6 Euros one way.

Dom Luis I Bridge is 45 meters high and is one of the best places to have great views of Porto👍

Monastery of Serra do Pilar

Rua Santa Catarina is a pedestrian street and Porto´s main shopping street.

Chapel of Souls with its neoclassical architecture.

Porto City Hall which was built in 1920 but was not finished until the 1950´s.

Casa Portuguesa do Pastel de Bacalhau

Enjoying the local food like the Francesinha ...

... and the sardines 😋