Centro Histórico do Porto
The Ribeira is most likely the most tourist city of Porto. And there are many reasons that give it that status: the proximity of the River, the views of the bridges and boats Rabelo and the possibility to visit the port wine cellars, on the other side of the Bank, in Vila Nova de Gaia. For all this and for his patrimonial relevance, in December 1996, the historic centre of Porto has been classified by UNESCO as Cultural heritage of humanity.
- Historical streets & Plazas
Monuments near Centro Histórico do Porto
Capela de Nossa Senhora do Ó
Originally devoted to the Senhora da Piedade, it also welcomed the Senhora do Ó, a pregnant Virgin, when the chapel where it used to be was destroyed. The Fron…
Edifício do Instituto do Vinho do Porto
Built to be the Banco Comercial do Porto, in 1843, it was sold in 1935 and became the headquarters of the Instituto do Vinho do Porto, manager and supervisor i…
Casa do Infante
Built in the XIV century, this is a building with various floors and an arcade structure. It has several medieval and Manueline vestiges. The “façade” was enri…
Chafariz do Cubo
The most known monument of Ribeira is from José Rodrigues. It is a fountain which has a huge bronze cube at the centre.
Edifício da Antiga Bolsa dos Comerciantes
Building where the XV century Porto’s trade exchange ran. It has the medieval arms of the Casa de Avis, which recall the role of the King Dom João I on the ren…
Edifício da Antiga Companhia de Seguros Douro
It was built to be the headquarters of the Ordem de São Francisco but, in 1832, during the Porto Siege, it almost all destroyed by a fire. The Banco de Portuga…