The 7 most beautiful sights In Porto

04/18/2016

Are you curious to find out what there is to see in Porto? Then come with us on this virtual journey through its most beautiful sights.

Perhaps you've already spent a weekend in Lisbon, visiting the most famous and beautiful sightseen and now you're wondering what it would be like to see another Portuguese city that's a little more off the beaten track? Then you should definitely consider Porto.

Porto, also known as Oporto, is, as you might guess from its name, a port city, and it gave the famous Portuguese fortified wine its name.

If you liked Lisbon, beautiful Porto is sure to fascinate you, and may even your steal your heart.

Are you ready to discover its 7 beautiful sights?

1. LIVRARIA LELLO & IRMÃO

One of the best thing to see in Porto: the harry potter library

You're probably surprised that a bookstore has found its way onto the list of most beautiful sights in Porto, but it really is a very special place indeed. In fact, some of the scenes from "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" were filmed here. This bookstore is truly breathtaking - especially the grand staircase in the centre of the main room.

If you like bookstores, here you can find an article where you can discover 11 of the world's most beautiful book shops.

2. PISCINAS DAS MARÉS

Piscinas des mares, a cool thing to do in Porto

These natural pools are not exactly in the city of Porto, but are on the outskirts, in the area of ​​Leca da Palmeira. These pools are a perfect blend of architecture and nature.

3. DOM LUIS BRIDGE

Dom Luis Bridge, one thing to see in Porto you can't miss

This arched iron bridge, spanning the Douro River, dates back to 1866 and was built by one of Gustave Eiffel's pupils, Theophile Seyrig. You can enjoy a beautiful view from both sides of this bridge.

4. CHURCH OF SÃO FRANCISCO

Church of Sao Francisco, what a beautiful thing to see in Porto

This is the most beautiful church in Porto, built in the Gothic style. But if you're impressed by the exterior of this building the inside will render you speechless, as it is entirely decorated in gold in perfect Baroque style. You'll be astounded.

5. TORRE DOS CLERIGOS

Torre dos clerigos, our advices on what to see in Porto

Credits: @Yellow.Cat, Flickr

This stone tower is the symbol of the city of Porto and could never be omitted from a list of its beauties. The tower offers a challenge of its own: climbing the 225 steps of the spiral staircase inside... can you do it?

6. CHURCH OF ST. ILDEFONSO

Church of St. Ildefonso, the 6th thing you should visit in porto

This church is truly special, its facade being decorated with the typical Portuguese azulejos blue tiles. They tell the story of Saint Ildefonso and show allegorical scenes of the Eucharist.

It has one other feature that you will notice immediately - it has two bell towers.

7. THE OLD CITY STREETS

Porto, the city center is a must thing to visit

The real heart of the city of Porto can be found in the old town, located to the south of the Praça de Liberdade. The colourful streets are narrow and winding, but getting lost here is something that everyone should experience. This area is also a UNESCO heritage site.

Have you decided to visit Porto yet? Then check out some Porto hostels here!

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