The Best Places to Explore in Porto, Portugal on Foot

The Best Places to Explore in Porto, Portugal on Foot, Porto, Portugal (B)

Tourism in Porto is on the rise. A once quiet, small Portuguese town now bustles with the same popularity as in Lisbon. Historic indeed, there is plenty to explore throughout the Porto streets.Whether it's the local ceramic scene or a historic train station, these are some of the must-explore places in Porto while on foot. 

This monumental train station is a must-see even if you don't plan to use the station. The first train arrived in 1896, but officially inaugurated in 1916. On the walls are "azulejos," or Portuguese tiles, depicting various scenes from the country's history. Since 1916, around 20,000 tiles lay on the walls thanks to the artistic creation of Jorge Colaço. Today travelers from all over the globe come to admire the detailed tile work inside the train station. It feels like stepping back into time. 

Besides the facade of churches and local buildings, discover the beauty of the Portuguese tile work in random places, like these boulders just outside of the São Bento train station. The Igreja de Santo António dos Congregados adjacent to Sao Bento is proof of the marvelous art depicted in the tile art.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Best Places to Explore in Porto, Portugal on Foot
Guide Location: Portugal » Porto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • São Bento Railway Station
  • Igreja de Santo António dos Congregados
  • Se Cathedral
  • Rua das Flores
  • Joia da Coroa
  • Zinda Atelier
  • Cris Bar
  • Avenida Diogo Leite
  • Rio Douro
  • Restaurante Merceraria
  • Jardin do Morro
  • Ramos Pintos
  • Luis I Bridge
  • The Port Wine Museum
  • Praia dos Ingleses
  • Pergola de Foz
  • Jardim Botanico do Porto
  • Porto University