POINTS OF INTEREST in Porto
Rua das Galerias Paris
A few metres from Rua das Carmelitas, where Livraria Lello is located, among the many restaurants, bars and nightclubs on Rua das Galerias de Paris, you can find a bar that was once a bookshop.
For my soul would I desire such a tower/ so tall /so hazy, attending upon the river […]”. These lines by Jorge de Sena in Metamorfose (Metamorphosis) lead us to the Torre dos Clérigos.
S. Bento Railway Station
Let's embark with the words of Agustina Bessa Luís about one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world. “The São Bento train station makes a grandiose impression like no other in Portugal.
Sá da Bandeira Theatre
Theatre and Literature live hand in hand, entwined by the written word; sometimes read and sometimes acted. Therefore, we had to highlight a theatre. With more than 150 years of history, the Sá da Bandeira Theatre is the oldest performance venue in the city of Porto.
The whole area surrounding Porto's most important religious building holds a very special charm.
Taking a walk through Bolhão Market is an essential experience for getting to know the authentic essence of Porto and its people.
Ribeira and Port Cellars
In the words of José Saramago, the only Nobel Prize winner for Portuguese language literature, in his Journey to Portugal (1981), “Porto, to truly honour the name it bears, is, first of all, this wide bosom that opens onto the river, but which can only be seen from the river or through narrow mouths enclosed by walls, the traveller can lean out into the open air and have the illusion that the entire city of Porto is Ribeira”.
House of Music
Porto is a city of culture across each of its different dimensions. Music finds here a House that stands out as one of the leading concert halls in Europe.
Serralves is both a museum and a work of art. Designed by the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, the museum building opened in 1999 and is harmoniously integrated into both its urban surroundings and the natural context of Serralves Park (with 18 hectares of gardens and woods).
Foz do Porto (Porto River-mouth Zone)
A meeting point between the River Douro and the Atlantic Ocean, Foz has a unique landscape, with beaches whose unique beauty inspired two great 19th-century Portuguese writers who lived here: Ramalho Ortigão and Raul Brandão.