The best cultural experiences
Porto and its metropolitan area is a cultural hub.
After visiting the Serralves Foundation, the Marques da Silva Foundation, the Lugar do Desenho – Júlio Resende Foundation, the Casa da Arquitetura, the Casa do Design, the Centro de Arte Oliva, and the Santo Tirso International Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, and the unavoidable Historic Center of Porto, a World Heritage Site, let yourself be guided by the many cultural itineraries that cross the entire metropolitan area.
Filigree RouteLearn more
Get to know the art of twisting gold or silver wires in a unique, creative manner. During the visit you will visit some family workshops where you will get to know all the ancestral techniques of the production process and you’ll also get the chance to try out part of making a real work of art.
INCLUDED: an experienced guide, visit to two workshops, visit to the themed exhibition on Filigree at Casa Branca de Gramido, workshop when available and insurance.
175€ / per van(max. of 7 participants)
Romanesque RouteLearn more
We are proposing a trip on a route packed with the memories, flavours and stories of the Romanesque. To discover the vast territory of the Route and its 58 monuments, you can take a guided tour with a specialised company which will allow you to experience local traditions and flavours, also affording gastronomic memories through a convent sweets workshop. Or set off on an adventure and create your own Route, there’s a whole world of impressive monuments and stories to discover.
With so many options to choose from, there are more than enough reasons to get to know the Romanesque Route.
INCLUDED: Transport, specialised guide, entry into monuments, lunch, Convent Sweets workshop and insurance.
The guided tour starts in Amarante
90€ / per person
OPTION: create your own RouteLearn more
OPTION: create your own Route
LOCATION: you can start your visit in one of the 12 municipalities of the valleys of Sousa, Douro and Tâmega (Amarante, Baião, Castelo de Paiva, Celorico de Basto, Cinfães, Felgueiras, Lousada, Marco de Canaveses, Paços de Ferreira, Paredes, Penafiel and Resende).
INCLUDED: possible guided tour
Jewish Heritage Walking TourLearn more
Jewish Heritage Walking Tour
Get to know the places marked by the Jewish presence and find out everything about the contribution of this community to the development of Porto in the first few centuries of the foundation of the country. The tour will start alongside Porto Cathedral, continuing along the street Rua da Pena Ventosa until reaching the Ribeira area. During the walk you’ll witness the vital role of the Jews during the Portuguese discoveries and in the times of the Inquisition it was endeavoured to do away with these traces. At the end of the tour, you’ll get the chance to appreciate the hues and shades of the age-old houses of Ribeira.
INCLUDED: experienced guide and insurance.
from 25€ / per person(min. of 2 participants)
Visit to Palácio da BolsaLearn more
Visit to Palácio da Bolsa
Monument in the Neoclassical style whose construction dates back to the 19th century. Located in Porto’s historic centre, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996, it is an unmissable, unique spot for visitors to the city. During your visit you’ll get the chance to visit the famous Salão Árabe (Arabian Hall), known for the presence of gilded woodwork in its interior. Come and discover the most visited monument in the North of Portugal and the living room of the city.
INCLUDED: experienced guide.
10€ / per person
Visit to the Clérigos Church and TowerLearn more
Visit to the Clérigos Church and Tower
The landmark of the city, the Clérigos Tower is 75 metres high and it affords a panoramic view from the Ribeira to Foz. The work of the famous architect Nicolau Nasoni, in this monument you can also admire various collections of religious art, with pieces stretching from the 13th to the 20th century, including paintings, furniture, sculpture, goldsmithery and ecclesiastical vestments. It has been a National Monument since 1910 and it has become an unmissable place to visit, so take a deep breath to go up the 225 steps and be blown away by the 360o view over the city.
6€ / per person
Livraria LelloLearn more
The age-old Livraria Lello has stood out, year after year, as one of the most beautiful bookshops in the World. The Neogothic building is filled with unique architectural details, the iconic staircase and the stained-glass window embellishing the ceiling dazzling any visitor with the beauty and magic of the place.
Start an amazing journey around the world of books and travel back in time.
6€ / per person
Serra do Pilar MonasteryLearn more
Serra do Pilar Monastery
The Serra do Pilar Monastery is part of the area designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it is one of the main spots to visit in Vila Nova de Gaia and one of the best vantage points from which to behold the city of Porto. As well as the view it offers visitors, they can also visit the circular-shaped cloister, a unique example in Portugal.
INCLUDED: Access to the Serra do Pilar Monastery and the Património a Norte (Northern Heritage) exhibition
Vila Nova de Gaia
access limited to a maximum period of 1 hour
2€ / per person
Xávega Art MuseumLearn more
Xávega Art Museum
Take the plunge in this Xávega Art Museum, (Xávega – beach seine net fishing), and find out about the family nature of the fishermen through a permanent exhibition where you’ll find out further details and come into contact with a series of everyday objects used in this age-old artisanal fishing art. Get up close to these fishing people and all their history.
INCLUDED: Access to the Museum spaces and various exhibitions.