Things to do for Backpackers in Porto, Portugal 

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    Praça da Ribeira

    13 reviews

    Ribeira square, dominated by the cube sculpture, is the main square on the riverside.Used to hold the main commercial and manufacturing activity since the middle ages, now a touristic spot with bars and restaurants among its typical coloured houses!

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    Avenida dos Aliados

    11 reviews

    This is the main urban drag of Porto and where the City goes to work. The huge City Hall is at the top and the avenue is lined with various and sometimes elaborate examples of various architectural eras. And yes there are pigeons here too and Liberty square at the bottom of the incline. Gayle and I enjoyed our short ...

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    2 reviews

    one of the main bar/disco of the city. several rooms with different music, concert room w weekly concerts. varied program within indie, rock, eletronic. Nice, relaxed atmosphere. During the day they organize a vynil market.

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    Torre dos Clérigos

    8 reviews

    One of the most iconic landmark of the city, a tower where you can have a great view of the city! Entrance fee of 2€, just reach the top and get a 360* view on the city!

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    25 Anos da Cooperativa Arvore

    7 reviews

    A nice building in a fabulous location, at the top of passeio das virtudes, with river views. This cooperativa works as an art school, painting, sculpture mostly. Its art gallery promotes the present pupils works, as for old pupils, some notorious painters on Portuguese art scene.

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    Dom Luís Bridge

    16 reviews

    Just pedestrian and metro travel on the top of this bridge, which offers some beautiful views on both sides of the river!

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    Livraria Lello & Irmão

    14 reviews

    considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, inspired harry potter's author when she lived in the city. a must see!

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    Historic Centre of Oporto

    13 reviews

    Downtown Oporto is a beautiful and romantic place. The cross between the "almost forgotten" river workers of Ribeira and the modern hustle of life are absolutely charming. Great during the day for a walk and lunch over the river banks

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    Casa da musica

    8 reviews

    The most original contemporary building, a concert house. Worth a visit for its architecture value and originality, also has a nice restaurant.

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    Sé do Porto

    8 reviews

    The Cathedral is one of the city's oldest monuments. Its construction started in 1110 under bishop Hugo and lasted more than 100 years.

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    Clérigos Church

    7 reviews

    This is an oval-shaped church with a very tall tower that Gayle and I climbed one fine morning. And like other European sites, it's a long way down and without much fall protection. The Tower was the height of our visit and 252 steps later, we were at the top and with a great view of the City. After we ...

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    Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves

    6 reviews

    For architecture lovers this museum represents a must see! Great exhibitions, usually interactive, great for children to explore. the gardens are also worth a visit ! Sunday morning free entrance till 2 p.m..

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  • 13

    Cafe Piolho

    6 reviews

    This place is THE place to go when planning a night out in Porto. Summer or Winter the square is always packed and Piolho is bar of reference for anyone looking to kick start a night out. Best after dinner through to 2 a.m.

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    Foz do Douro

    5 reviews

    Sunny lunch break in Foz do Douro... This area is located in the western part of Porto, next to the mouth of the Douro river and the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the most affluent areas of city Porto, and known for being inhabited by the upper classes.

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    Parque da Cidade

    4 reviews

    the biggest park in the city is great for picnics, jogging , bike riding or simply enjoy nature!!

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    Rua dos Clerigos

    4 reviews

    Traditional commerce with a 19th century flavour. Don't miss Livraria Lello close to the Clerigos' Tower and the Galerias de Paris

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    São Bento Train Station

    5 reviews

    From here you can take the train to Lisbon, also it is a very nice train station known for its azulejo panels.

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    Serralves Foundation

    4 reviews

    The Serralves Museum is the foremost museum for contemporary art in Portugal, uniquely sited in the grounds of the Serralves Estate, which also comprises a Park and a Villa. Through its collection, temporary exhibitions, performance, education and public programmes, publishing initiatives, and national and international collaborations, the Museum fosters the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and culture. Introducing the ...

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    Rabelo boat

    4 reviews

    This is the traditional boat that carried the wine barrels of Port wine from the vineyards region in Alto Douro to the warehouses in Vila Nova de Gaia. These days used only for touristic purposes with river tours.

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    Universidade do Porto

    4 reviews

    The University of Porto is a Portuguese public university located in Porto, and founded 22 March 1911. It is the largest Portuguese university by number of enrolled students and has one of the most noted research outputs in Portugal. It was considered one of the 100 best Universities of Europe, in 2010. Gayle and I walked around campus a bit ...

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