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The Porto District is one of the busiest commercial and industrial centres in Portugal, being located on the North-Western coast of the country. The city of Porto is the capital of the district and it is known to be the second largest city in Portugal, having 18 municipalities. The access here can be done by car, by train, by boat, by bus or by airplane. Being built on the course of the Douro river, the city of Porto has a natural type of beauty, although many modern buildings were developed in time.
The historical centre of Porto has been included on the list of the World Heritage Locations of UNESCO. The tourists are impressed by the colourful buildings that are representative for the Portuguese culture and architecture, but also by the combination of modern and medieval aspect. The district of Porto has many attractions to offers in all of the 18 municipalities and in the modern and historical centre, offering a rich cultural and historical heritage to the tourists, but also a lot of entertainment, outdoor activities and many modern attractions. Zona Ribeirinha, the Rail Station Sao Bento, the Church of Santa Clara, the Church of San Francisco, the Mosteiro da serra do Pilar in Via Nova de Gaia, Rua Santa Catarina, Capela do Senhor da Pedra, Palacio de Cristal, Santuario do Sameiro and other cultural objectives are worth visiting by those who value the durable and carefully built buildings and the old architecture.
The main landmarks in this district are Ponte D. Luis, a bridge that impresses through its architecture structure and strength, the Miradouro Da Serra do Pilar in Vila Nova de Gaia, which offers an amazing view of the city and the river, Palacio da Bolsa, which is located on Rua da Ferreira Borges, the Clerigos Tower, Ponte Infante D. Henrique, the Teleferico de Gaia, the Edificio Vodafone, the Jardim da Boavista or Torre de Pedro Pitoes. The main museums that can be visited in this district are the interactive Museum, Serralves, the Photography Centre of Portugal, the Penafiel Municipal Museum and so on.
The active tourists can spend an amazing time while touring the Porto district, its mountains and rivers, while taking food tours, while visiting Duoro, Minho and other spectacular locations or enjoying the jet boat river safaris and while exploring the surroundings. The nightlife and the entertaining locations are the Wall Bar, the Tapas Bar 24, the Café Majestic, the Hot Five Jazz & Blues Club, the Praia de Moreiro, the Ryan’s Irish Pub and many more.
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