Porto and the North

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  • 1. Bom Jesus do Monte

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Many people come to Braga specifically to see the Bom Jesus do Monte, a pilgrimage shrine atop a 1,312-foot-high, densely wooded hill 5 km ...Read More

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  • 2. Cais da Ribeira


    A string of fish restaurants and tascas (taverns) are built into the street-level arcade of timeworn buildings along this pier. In the Praça...Read More

  • 3. Casa de Mateus


    An exceptional baroque mansion believed to have been designed by Nicolau Nasoni (architect of Porto's Clérigos Tower), the Casa de Mateus is...Read More

  • 4. Centro Português de Fotografia


    Housed in a spooky yet stately 18th-century jailhouse, this stellar museum hosts an ever-changing rotation of contemporary and modern 20th-century...Read More

  • 5. Cidadela

    Military Site

    Within the walls of the Cidadela, you'll find the Castelo and the Domus Municipalis (City Hall), a rare Romanesque civic building dating to...Read More

  • 6. Citânia de Briteiros

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    About 9 km (5½ miles) northwest of Guimarães, you'll find these fascinating remains of a Celtic citânia (hill settlement). It dates to around...Read More

  • 7. Igreja de Santo Ildefonso

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    With the most striking exterior of any church in Porto, Ingreja de Santo Ildefonso has a facade covered with some 11,000 blue-and-white azulejo...Read More

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  • 8. Museu Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso


    The cloisters and associated buildings of a convent now house the Museu Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso. The museum has an excellent collection of modern...Read More

  • 9. Museu de Arte Contemporânea


    Designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, a winner of the Pritzker Prize and Portugal's best-known architect, the Contemporary Art Museum is part of the...Read More

  • 10. Museu do Douro


    This stunning museum sits at the center of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, underscoring its importance in terms of cultural...Read More

  • 11. Parque Nacional Peneda-Gerês

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The 172,900-acre park, bordered to the north by the frontier with Spain, was created in 1970 to preserve the region's diverse flora and fauna...Read More

  • 12. Quinta de la Rosa


    One-hour tours of this quinta, which has a 100-year-old inn and two guest villas, start at 11 am and are limited to 24 people—during high season...Read More

  • 13. Quinta do Vallado


    One of the oldest quintas in the region, Quinta do Vallado is on the right bank of Rio Corgo near Rio Douro and has stunning views of terraced...Read More

  • 14. Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The town's most famous monument is the 18th-century Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, which is on a hill west of the center of town and...Read More

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