This ornate, 75-metre bell tower, which watches lovingly over the city of Porto, is arguably the city’s most iconic silhouette. It was opened in 1763 and is blessed with a beautiful barrage of Baroque motifs thanks to its Italian designer Nicolau Nasoni. Given its prominent position, you can get some amazing 360° views of the city from the top, but you’ll have to climb 225 steps to get there.
When it comes to Portugal, capital city Lisbon gets arguably more than its fair share of attention. But the savvy traveller has long known that little sister city Porto is crammed with its own must-see charms.
Porto’s modest size makes it easy to navigate which, in turn, means you can easily visit more than one of our top ten attractions in one day. Take a dip in a stunning swimming pool, photograph a train station that’s worth visiting in its own right (yes, really) or simply get your fill of the gorgeous Duoro River and the megalithic Dom Luis I iron bridge stretching across to Gaia. And, finally, don’t forget you’re literally in the home of port - a trip to the Vila Nova de Gaia wine cellars to learn more about Porto’s most famous export is basically non-negotiable. Cheers!
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