9 Historical Attractions You Can't Miss in Porto, Portugal

9 Historical Attractions You Can't Miss in Porto, Portugal, Porto, Portugal (B)

If walls could speak, they would guide you to Porto. Porto is a city live with conversation and friendly faces living a simple life. Known as the birthplace of Porto wine, besides hitting the bottle, there is much history to seek and explore throughout the city. In fact, it's one of the most preserved cities in Europe, semi-untouched by mass tourism. If searching for something deeper during your travels, check out these nine historic spots in Porto. The sites and sounds, specifically to vino pouring into a glass, ignite a cultural experience that'll make you scream, "Oporto" and the desire to never return home.

Castles play a vital role in Portuguese history. Take a stroll alongside the castle walls that surround the city. Muralhas Fernandinas translates to, "castle walls from D. Fernando,” a 14th Century King. The castle was destroyed in the 18th and 19th Century and all that remains are these walls.

If walking isn't an option, explore Porto by tram. I prefer walking. It's the best way to see Porto. But, I suggest taking the trolly to Porto's seaside community known as "Foz do Douro." Constructed in 1895, the vintage trams have been restored, and the squeaks and squawks are loud but worth the experience and the 2.50 euros ticket.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
How it works: The full article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the sights featured in this article. The app's navigation functions guide you from one sight to the next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Sights Featured in This Article

Guide Name: 9 Historical Attractions You Can't Miss in Porto, Portugal
Guide Location: Portugal » Porto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/9-historical-attractions-you-cant-miss-in-porto-portugal
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Muralhas Fernandinas Castle Wall
  • Pergola de Foz
  • Lello's Bookshop
  • Carmo Church
  • Jóia da Coroa
  • São Bento Railway Station
  • Majestic Cafe
  • Sao Francisco Church