Between Aliados and São Bento is where everything happens! Discover the main avenue in the historic centre and dive into the stories that the tiled walls have to tell.
What to visit
The biggest avenue in the historic centre is filled with grandiose buildings built in the beginning of the 20th century – including the town hall. This is where the Porto population gathers for the main festivities or celebrations of the city.
São Bento Train Station
Built between the later years of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, this is considered one of the most beautiful train stations in the world. The 20 thousand tiles that cover the atrium of the station are breath taking!
Not many metres away from the S Bento Station is the church of Congregados, which also boasts a tile-covered wall. In its interiors, the highlights are its murals.
Sé do Porto
To the left of those who exit the S Bento station, and just a few metres up the street, is the Sé of Porto. Its architecture is Roman Gothic and the Terreiro da Sé offers amazing views over the Douro river.
Where to eat
It may seem a little strange to list McDonald’s here but the truth is this one was considered the most beautiful in the world! If you’re a fan of fast food, look no further. $
Hard Rock Café
Rua do Almada, 120. Hard Rock Café has arrived at Porto and it set up store in the main part of town. $$
Zázá – Sandwiches & Bar
Rua Ramalho Ortigão, 43. By day, Zázá is a great choice for a light lunch or a tasty sandwich. By night, it’s perhaps the best gin bar in Porto. $$
Praça D. Filipa de Lencastre, 183. Munchie’s ‘burger kitchen’ has burgers for all tastes, the classics and the adventurous. $
Metro Lines A,B,C,E,F. (Station Trindade). Line D (Station Aliados or São Bento).
Bus (STCP) 201, 202, 207, 208, 300, 301, 302, 304, 305, 400, 500, 501, 600, night buses.