About Porto

Ribeira - Porto

Ribeira - Porto


Porto is a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges, the most known is the D. Luís iron bridge that has a walkway that crosses the world famous Douro River to the Porto Wine lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia, and this, the Porto Wines production.

Visit Porto and fall in love with its fabulous bookshop Lello and the totally unique spectacle of an amazing interior architecture that inspired the Harry Potter’s library, or with the palatial 19th-century Palácio da Bolsa, the Torre dos Clérigos, an iconic baroque bell tower of Clérigos Church, or the São Francisco Church, known for its lavish baroque interior with ornate gilded carvings. São Bento train station’s immense azulejo tile panels depict battles and rural life in Portugal and the Serralves Museum traces the history of contemporary art.

In the medieval Ribeira district, on the riverside, narrow cobbled wind past merchants’ houses and cafes. An old tram follows the river to beachside bars in affluent Foz. Up the coast is the fishing port of Matosinhos, where seafood restaurants offer grilled sardines on the street.