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A journey through the viewpoints of the city of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia

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Porto is a city that is lived and felt through the pulse of its streets and its people. 
On a visit to Porto embark upon a journey through the viewpoints of this unique city and discover the hidden charms and secrets of one of the oldest cities in Portugal.

Serra do Pilar Viewpoint

Start the discovery of Porto at the Serra do Pilar viewpoint in Vila Nova de Gaia. From the ample terrace at the ancient Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, you can admire the riverside area of Porto and Gaia that extends to the Ponte da Arrábida, with the Sé do Porto and the Ponte D. Luís I standing out on one side of the horizon and the Fontaínhas area and the S. João Bridge on the other.

Muralha Fernandina - Guindais and Elevador da Lada Viewpoints

Take the chance to cross the Ponte de D. Luís I on foot and savour the wonderful view over the river Douro, outstretched out your feet. Take a trip on the Funicular de Guindais to the Muralha Fernandina viewpoint, classified as a World Heritage Site, for a spectacular view to the Gaia docks. Alternatively, you can reach the viewpoint from the Elevador da Lada, in Ribeira, and catch sight of the Serra do Pilar viewpoint and the Cais da Ribeira de Gaia.

Torre da Câmara Municipal do Porto Viewpoint

Go up the avenida dos Aliados, feel the buzz of the city and find the Câmara Municipal do Porto viewpoint where you can relish the prospect from the Álvaro Siza Vieira and Souto Moura to the famous avenida portuense, Praça da Liberdade, Palácio das Cardosas and, in the background, Gaia and the Torre do Monte da Virgem.

Torre dos Clérigos Viewpoint

Immerse yourself in the city and discover the Torre dos Clérigos viewpoint with its 360º panoramic view. It's possible to see the full extent of the city, from the Douro River to the sea.

Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Vitória, Terreiro da Sé and Largo do Colégio Viewpoints

Dive inside the city and in the Praça da Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Vitória. Enjoy an interesting view of Sé do Porto, a World Heritage Site. Take the chance to visit this medieval building and admire, from its viewpoint, the meander of a river that runs all the way to its mouth. Afterwards, at the Largo do Colégio viewpoint enjoy the houses that stretch throughout the city of Porto, against the backdrop of the Gaia riverside.

Passeio das Virtudes and Muralha Fernandina - Caminho Novo Viewpoints

Re-encounter the Rio Douro and from the Passeio das Virtudes viewpoint, or from the Muralha Fernandina - Caminho Novo look out over the houses and terraces of Miragaia.

Restauração, Quinta da Macieirinha and Via Panorâmica Viewpoints

For an excellent view of the Arrábida Bridge you may choose between the Restauração viewpoint, the Quinta da Macieirinha and the Via Panorâmica.

Jardins do Palácio de Cristal Viewpoint 

In the calm of the Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, a scene is unveiled starring the Rio Douro, the Serra do Pilar, the riverside area of the town of Gaia and the Ponte da Arrábida.

Capela de Santa Catarina e Senhora dos Anjos, Molhe, Pérgola and Forte de S. Francisco Xavier Viewpoints 

Take another look at the Douro estuary from the Santa Catarina viewpoint, encounter the sea from the Molhe viewpoint and watch the sunset from the Pérgola viewpoint, where golden rays snuggle up against us. From the Forte de S.Francisco Xavier (Castelo dos Queijos) you will have a panoramic view from the Matosinhos beach to the famous Sea Anemone sculpture.

Every viewpoint in the city of Porto hides an architectural treasure, a culinary gem or a story that runs through the ages and awaits discovery by each of its visitors. Make your visit to Porto a unique and memorable experience! Contact us and we will be delighted to help you discover more about the history and the stories of this fascinating city.

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