Discovery tour Porto & surroundings

Porto, Portugal with Livraria Lello e Irmão, Igreja do Carmo, Ponte Dom Luís I., Estação de São Bento & Casa Portuguesa do Pastel de Bacalhau (Gaia), Quinta dos Conecos (Maia), Ponte de Lima, Guimarães, Fondevila & Cerdeiral (Lost Place / Spain)


& Livraria Lello e Irmão

& Igreja do Carmo

& Ponte Dom Luís I.

& Estação de São Bento

& Casa Portuguesa do Pastel de Bacalhau (Gaia)

Quinta dos Conecos (Maia)

Fondevila & Cerdeiral (Lost Place / Spain)

Porto is a city in northern Portugal whose historic center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Porto is located on the Atlantic coast and on the north bank of the Douro River, which flows into the city.

Already a port city during the Roman occupation, it became an important commercial metropolis during the period of European expansion.

Even after the decline of the Portuguese colonial empire, Porto remains the economic and industrial center of Portugal to this day. Porto is of course also known for its export article, the port wine.

Porto is a beautiful city and more than recommended for a visit.

Porto - Photos



   (Old Town, UNESCO World Heritage Site)

 Sé Catedral do Porto (Cathedral)

○ Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace)

○ Vila Nova de Gaia (Shore promenade)

○ Teleferico de Gaia (Cable car)

 Capilla de las Almas (Church)

○ Torre dos Clérigos (Church tower)

○ Avenida dos Aliados (Street)

○ Câmara Municipal do Porto (City Hall)

○ Igreja de São Francisco (Church)

 Livraria Lello e Irmão

(Bookstore) Livro Lello is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. In 1869, the Livraria Chardron bookstore opened in the current building at Rua das Carmelitas No. 144. In 1894, José Pinto de Sousa Lello purchased the building. Admission 8 euros (as of September 2023), with the purchase of a book charged. Waiting time and price are fully justified. A visit is tourist duty if you are in Porto.

 Igreja do Carmo

(Church) Igreja do Carmo or the Church of the Venerable Third Order of Nossa Senhora do Carmo is located at the intersection of Praça de Carlos Alberto and Rua do Carmo. Was built between 1756 and 1768, by the Third Order of Carmo to a design by architect José Figueiredo Seixas. Simply worth seeing.

 Ponte Dom Luís I.

The bridge is a metal bridge with two decks, built between 1881 and 1886 over the Douro River and connects the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

 Estação de São Bento

(Station) The Estação de São Bento or São Bento Railway Station is located at Praça de Almeida Garrett in the historic center of Porto and has established itself as one of the city's main monuments, being particularly famous for its tile panels.

Casa Portuguesa do Pastel de Bacalhau

(Gaia / Restaurant)

Av. de Diogo Leite 122, 4400-111 Vila Nova de Gaia

Quinta dos Conecos

(Maia / Park / Distance to Porto 9,0 km)

Quinta dos Cónegos (formerly Quinta de Barreiros), built between 1727 and 1737 in Baroque style. Of the former estate, the Sagrada Família Chapel (1681) is still preserved. After a fire in 1991, the estate was acquired by the Espírito Santo Group and later rehabilitated by the Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva Foundation. In 2017, the Quinta dos Cónegos was acquired by the Municipality of Maia.

Ponte de Lima

(city / Distance to Porto 84,5 km)

Ponte de Lima is a town in the district of Viana do Castelo. Findings prove the settlement of the current district area since the Paleolithic Age. The city rights received the place 1125 under its name at that time "Terra de Ponte". In the 14th century, King Dom Pedro I had the town fortified with city walls and nine city gates. The bridge, originally built by the Romans, was renewed and was considered the only safe crossing of the Lima River. Ponte de Lima is probably the oldest town with the oldest bridge in Portugal.


(city / Distance to Porto 55,5 km)

Guimarães is a city in the north of Portugal in the district of Braga. It is said to be the birthplace of Alfonso I (Afonso Henriques), the first king of Portugal, which is why it was the first capital of the country and is considered the "cradle of the nation".

Fondevila & Cerdeira

(Spain / Lost Place / Distance to Porto 138,5 km)

laces with history and yet forgot?! "Lost Place" in Fondevila & Cerdeiral, Ourence, Spain

Our rating

Travel at any time of the year, city trips, stays of several days. Porto is one of the most popular destinations in Portugal. Who was there understands why!


Our star rating

Winkler & Cabral & Project Globetrotter are the old labels of the photos, from the beginning of 2024 they will only be labeled "J.Winkler - Art my way".

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