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

    Promenade/Boardwalk

    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

    House/Mansion/Villa

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    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

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    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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