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Porto Sights and Landmarks Guide, Portugal

Porto Sights is a picture of the historical and cultural inclinations of its people. They also depict the beauty and splendor that the place may offer to every traveler. Great vacation ideas are reflected through the following tourist destinations in one of Portugal’s key cities.

Porto Sights – Landmarks and Other Structures

Portugal is known to provide captivating landmarks to the public. Just like those in Spain’s Valladolid Sights, Porto Sights has its own list to offer.

Afurada. Close to the center of the Douro River is an attractive rural community. It is Afurada where older residents practice traditional fishing and washing clothes at the public fonts. Residences are decorated attractively with azulejos. Then, cafés are scented with the enthusiastic caldeirada (seafood stew). The most picturesque way to reach the village is to ride on a cable car from the Riberia to the Fluvial, west of Ponte da Arrábida and then take a small ferry across the river.

Avenida dos Aliados. Avenida dos Aliados definitely resembles grand Parisian imitators like Buenos Aires and Budapest, because of its classical decorative style. The central plaza being enhanced and repaved recently would be a desirable place to hang around.

Barros. The town’s primogenital cellar remaining can be found in Barros. Aside from this attraction, visitors can also observe in detail the process of making wine in this lodge.

Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett. People who enjoy reading and exploring the World Wide Web can visit this high-tech library. It offers huge collection of books, newspapers and other reading materials, as well as free internet access.

Capela das Almas. Like other structure in Porto, Capela das Almas is smothered in shining blue azulejos. It is found on the pedestrian street Rua Santa Catarina.

Porto Sights – Important Houses and Structures

Houses and museums in Porto provide exhibits of different artifacts from local artists. A few examples include:

Casa de Serralves. Casa de Serralves is known for accommodating short-term exhibitions. Aside from the exhibitions being held in this mansion, it attracts visitors with its delightful pink 1930’s style of interior design.

Palacio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace). This building is an 18th- and 19th-century architecture of the simple symmetrical styles of ancient Greece and Rome. It is one of the worth exploring palace where the outstanding Arab Hall is located. Arab Hall is the most picturesque function hall of the city.

Casa do Infante. This house is said to be the place where Henry the Navigator was born in 1394 and later became Porto’s first traditional house where historical collections of documents are placed. Roman foundations along with some amazing mosaics were recently excavated and now being displayed in the house.

Centro Portugues de Fotografia. Centro Portugues de Fotografia once served as a prison on the southern part of Cordoaria. It is a powerfully built structure that exhibits a portrait of Porto and Portugal in the age of photography.

Porto Sights are indeed remarkable places in Portugal. For other spectacular structures in Portugal, visit the list provided in Lisbon Sights.

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