THE CITY

The city of Oporto offers passionate visits to those who dive in its history and lost in its picturesque streets, filled with experiences in a cluster of houses slender alleys and side streets. The historic center dates back to Roman times, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical, ending a wealth of monuments classified as World Heritage Site in 1996 by UNESCO.

From the Cathedral, Palacio da Bolsa, passing by several churches (Church of St. Francisco, the Romanesque church of Cedofeita, the Church of the Clerigos, etc.), there is a whole range of options to please the most demanding visitors.

Porto, City of Bridges, invites you to walk through them and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the houses and the River Douro, in addition to the discovery of Port Wine cellars and history.

Along the Douro River, we have the Ribeira do Porto (Oporto riverside). This is one of the most typical and lively places in the city. With a view overlooking the Port Wine Cellars and D. Luis bridge this place is full of bars and restaurants and is one of the places to visit.

The cuisine is vast and varied, representing another major touristic attraction of the region. From fish to meat, and passing by the typical characteristic francesinha are various the delicacies to delight …

The Bolhão market, situated directly opposite from B The Guest is a place not to be missed. It is the most emblematic market of the city, classified as a building of public interest in 2006. The friendly and affable traders will not leave you indifferent with its auction, in addition to selling the best fresh regional products.

A few minutes walk, is the Avenue of the Aliados, the heart of the city, elected by portuenses as a place to celebrate special occasions. Here you can glimpse the beauty and magnificence of its architectural ensemble, making this a must-visit location.

With some examples of Art Nouveau in its facades, the street of Santa Catarina is the most commercial street of downtown Porto, with about 1.5 km, most of which are reserved for pedestrians. In it, we find the Café Majestic, a beautiful and luxurious cafe, open since 1921, holding a unique decor and glamour, Café Majestic is ranked among the 10 most beautiful cafes in the world!

B The Guest offers a prime location for that, the culture, the history, the architecture, the people, or simply to stroll casually, to discover the “Old, Very Noble and Ever Loyal Invicta Porto”.

Take note:
São Bento Train Station 650 mts – Inaugurated in 1916, the historical station is known for its tile (azulejo) panels that depict scenes of the History of Portugal. It is located in the Almeida Garret Square, in the centre of the city. It remains in regular use as a railway station.
A Pérola do Bolhão 5 mts – This traditional grocery store was founded in 1917 by António Rodrigues Reis. Queijo da serra (cheese), a selection of cured and fresh sausages, an extensive range of dried and crystalized fruits (priced by weight) and an array of regional wines and biscuits are the typical fare of one of the oldest shops in the city. The front of the store is made up of Art Nouveau and is covered with tiles depicting the spices routes.
Cellars 2 km – Port Wine is a fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Demarcated Region and aged in cellars. It stands out from ordinary wines thanks to its range of varieties, and the incomparable richness and intensity of its aroma and flavour.
Serralves 5 km – Apart from its historical legacy, Porto also explores its urban and contemporary identity and presents different cultural and heritage projects.
Porto night bars 500 mts – night in Porto equals a good time spent in good company. With every passing day, Porto becomes the place to be, with great variety and quality nightlife to be enjoyed.
Cathedral 800 mts – This is the cradle from which grew the city of Porto. Is a must see because of its artistic treasures. Built in the XII century in Romanesque style, the cathedral has undergone several changes over time.
Library Lello 250 mts – Opened in 1906, Livraria Lello is one of the most beautiful bookstores in Porto and the world.
Church of São Francisco 1 km – is the most prominent Gothic monument in Porto, being also noted for its outstanding Baroque inner decoration. It is located in the historic centre of the city, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Stock Exchange Palace 1 km – Better known even to foreign visitors as Palacio da Bolsa, is one of the most valuable tourist sights of Porto. The construction works started in 1842, only to be completed some 30 years later, and the reason for building a venue of this kind was, at least as far as Porto was concerned at the time, to boast of its economic power and to draw the European businessmen to make investments in the city. In time, most of the traces which might have been reminiscent of the former functionality of Palacio da Bolsa (lecterns, podiums, desks, and benches) were removed, such that at present the venue, while seen from the inside, can easily be taken for a royal palace.
Clerigos Tower 500 mts – The Tower is a part of the Clerigos Church and both were projected by the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni and built between 1731 and 1763. It’s an example of the Baroque and Rococo architectural style in northern Portugal. The Clerigos Tower is considered by many the main symbol of Oporto. With its 6 floors and 75 meters (246ft) it is the highest tower in Portugal.

There are a lot more landmarks, monuments and places to visit….