An irresistible walking tour through Porto, full of history and curiosities about the city’s gardens, monuments, squares and alleys. Go through the paths that for centuries have been the stage of important social and political episodes. Finish the walk with a traditional Portuguese lunch, featuring the typical cod dishes, as well as entrees, desserts and Douro wines, among other drinks. Take with you the memories of a day well spent in the company of Porto do Avesso.
In this route, that starts in front of University of Porto Rectorate, you will visit Vitória Mirador and enjoy its panoramic view of the historic centre, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Discover more about the Cordoaria Gardens and the Garden of Olives, in Lisbon Square, from where you can glimpse the beautiful Lello bookstore. Next, learn more about the history of Clérigos Tower and Church, as well as Aliados Avenue and its imposing buildings.
Uncover the past of São Bento Railway Station and understand the important episodes told in the picturesque azulejo tile panels. Explore, with Porto do Avesso, Sé hill and see the evolution of the medieval town that became the foundation of Porto. Visit the Cathedral, which is one of the oldest in Portugal.
At Infante Square, visit the Ferreira Borges Market, Palácio da Bolsa, the Church of São Francisco and the former British Factory House. Understand the relationship of the city with the Douro river and the international wine trade. Find out more about Porto’s conquests and misadventures, such as the French invasions, the siege and the epidemics that devastated the city.
Then, indulge yourself with a tasty gastronomic experience in a beautiful and cosy restaurant, where you will have the opportunity to taste typical cod recipes, entrees, desserts and regional wines and a variety of other drinks.
At the end of the tour, head down to Ribeira do Porto and be captivated by the beauty of iconic D. Luís I Bridge.