Porto is one of the Best European Destinations and is an exceptional city. Elected as one the best travel destinations by travelers from 174 countries, this city of the north of Portugal is a place full of art, culture, creativity, giving to all the tourists the most magical experience of their lives.
When you visit Porto, you can feel all the charm of a town which happily cohabit with its river. In this artistic city, you can stroll along the River Douro, fly over it by helicopter and discover the amazing architecture that involves this place where the tourism is increasing day by day. In this Portuguese city, you can live a luxury and unique experience, taste special and traditional food and take a cruise on the majestic river.
Today in Luxury Safes, discover what to see in Porto: its famous monuments, the best places to have stunning views on the city, the best restaurants, the best museums but also the best walks and the best shopping centers and shopping streets. This unique city is waiting for you!
1. Covet House
If you’re a true design lover, you must visit the Covet House. Just a few minutes away from the Ribeira, this house, an ancient three-floor waterfront mansion, is filled with remarkable architectural details that hold the glory from the noble past and traditions of Portugal. In this timeless scenario, a unique showroom was born and each room was decorated with prestigious design brands like Boca do Lobo, Brabbu, Essential Home and DelightFULL. Enjoy the view to the river, the stunning architecture, and the marvelous design while having a wonderful drink at Covet Douro’s Covet Club, an exquisite lounge bar. The visits are by appointment only so don’t miss your chance and schedule now.
2. São Bento Train Station
São Bento Train Station is the most iconic place of the city. This wonderful building full of creativity dates back to 1893. It is majorly famous for the tile panels with azulejos on the inside, depicting historical scenes.
3. Santa Catarina Street
Visit Porto without visiting Santa Catarina Street is the same than visit Rome and don’t see the Pope. Santa Catarina Street is one of the most prestigious places in the city. This street has lots of shops and offers choices of quality. Here you can visit shops of luxury brands, artisanal boutiques, and magnificent buildings.
4. Lello Bookshop
Do you really know where born all J.K. Rowling’s inspiration to write Harry Potter saga? Here, in Lello Bookshop. This place full of art and with an iconic architecture has been voted as one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. Actually, this amazing bookshop is one of the most visited places in the town and receive a lot of visitors every day.
5. Torre dos Clérigos
Standing at 75 meters tall, it’s the biggest tower in Portugal. It was built at the beginning of the 18th Century, with a staircase with 240 steps that lead to a balcony with a stunning and exclusive panoramic view of the city and the Douro river.
6. Casa da Música
Casa da Música (House of Music) is a contemporary concert hall and home of the symphony orchestra and a remarkable architect Rem Koolhaas’ building.
7. Sandeman Foundation
Sandeman Foundation is a famous winery located in a building built in 1797, offering guided tours of Port cellars and tastings of wine, plus a museum and a gift shop.
8. Yeatman Hotel
Located in the historic heart of Vila Nova de Gaia, The Yeatman hotel is placed on a modern building with a privileged view over some of the most iconic sites of Douro River Front and located just a short walk away from the ancient and iconic lodges of Port Wine.
9. Majestic Café
Majestic is the most luxurious café in the city. Founded in the 20’s, it was a meeting point for artists and intellectuals thought to encompass the Belle Époque era.
10. From the Ribeira to River Side Foz
Located right next to the Douro River, Ribeira is the most traditional area of the city and is filled with colorful residential buildings located in narrow streets, where clothes dry outside each window and neighbors still exchange onions and eggs. After Ribeira, you must visit Foz do Porto, where beaches meet fabulous gardens and avenues.
If you are planning a luxury travel, this Portuguese city is the perfect choice to live unique experiences and to discover the best what Portugal has to offer. Now, it’s time to explore a city where the tradition and the contemporary are, exclusively, one.