On this walking tour you will get a great overview of Porto Historic Center with your private and local guide. We will start the tour in Santa Catarina street, Cafe Majestic, where we can taste a “rabanada” while we admire the art Nouveau style of this beautiful cafe, or if you prefer we can pick up you at your hotel.
Near from Majestic Cafe we will visit other great buildings, like grocery stores, the beautiful Chapel Of Souls with its tiles and the old Grande Hotel. Then we will see the Coliseu, and the S. Lazaro garden before we arrive to Batalha square. Here, you can admire the building of Theater S.João and taste the famous hot dogs from Porto, known as “Cachorrinhos da Batalha”. Once more you can admire a church with our portuguese tiles style called as St Ildefonso church.
We will go on until to Brasileira coffe where we can take a coffee and before we arrive in Aliados where we can find a lot of amazing buildings, namely, St Bento station, Congregados church, and if we look in front we will see our beautiful Cathedral where Porto was born, and where you can see different styles like romanic, gothic and baroque. You like Art Deco you will have some buildings to admire. We can stop to taste a chocolate in the famous “Arcadia” with Porto Wine inside. We go on the tour until we reach Clerigos church and Clerigos tower. If you want you can use the stairs until to the top of the tower and where you can see the amazing view and try to understand why the tower it was useful for the sailors at long time ago.
Did you already read “Harry Potter”? If the answer is yes, probably you would like to know more about the author. She lived in Porto and she inspired herself on the Lello bookstore. Go inside and try to understand why! We still have time to know the little house located between the two churches “Carmo” and “Carmelitas”. Then we will visit the old prison, the Cordoaria garden and the old streets of Porto such as Taipas street and Belmonte street in direction to the riverside where will see a lot of historic places and landmarks.
We can not finish the tour before we can enjoy a nice evening in Porto Cruz terrace and drink together a Porto wine glass.