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Porto District

The district of Porto has 18 municipalities: Amarante, Baião, Felgueiras, Gondomar, Lousada, Maia, Matosinhos, Marco de Canaveses, Paços de Ferreira, Paredes, Penafiel, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Santo Tirso, Trofa, Valongo, Vila do Conde and Vila Nova de Gaia.

There are many fantastic places you can visit in the district. There is a lot of diversity and the points of interest are wonderful. Places full of history, award-winning wines and unforgettable cuisine, landscapes of incomparable beauty, rich, masterful, amazing architecture, fantastic beaches, nature at its best, remarkable traditions and culture, the warmth of the local people, the movement but also the calm...

Amarante: São Gonçalo Bridge, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum, Walk along the banks of the Tâmega, Amarante Forest Park, Church and Convent of São Gonçalo, Church of São Pedro, Solar dos Magalhães, Tâmega Ecopista, Church of Misericórdia, Monastery of São Martinho de Mancelos, Monastery of the Savior of Travanca

Baião: Monastery of Santo André de Ancede, Church of São Tiago de Valadares, Ponte de Esmoriz, Casa de Tormes – Fundação Eça de Queiroz, Serra do Marão (Miradouro da Senhora da Serra, village of Mafómedes, Praia Fluvial Rio Teixeira), Serra da Aboboreira (Aboboreira Megalithic Ensemble, Almofrela village, Baloiço de Soalhães), Viewpoints of Nossa Senhora da Guia, Dízimos, Mosteirô, Abelhal, Municipal Museum, Walk along the banks of the Douro, Porto Manso, Pala pier, Ribadouro, Beach river of Fraga do Rio

Felgueiras: Quinta da Lixa, Main Church, Monastery of Santa Maria de Pombeiro, Casa das Artes, Sanctuary of Santa Quitéria, Church of São Vicente de Sousa, Church of Santa Maria de Airães, Barrias de Jugueiros, Monument to Nicolau Coelho, Swings of Ponte do Arch and Canal of Sendim, Roman Villa of Sendim, Main Church of Sendim, Miradouro Arilanis, Church of the Savior of Unhão, Fábrica Do Pão De Ló De Margaride

Gondomar: Main Church, Quinta de Villar dAllen, Press and São Pedro da Cova Museums, Gondomar waterfront, Rio Tinto Mother Church, Monte Crasto, Praia da Lomba, Chapels of Senhor dos Aflitos and Santo Isidoro, Quinta do Passal

Lousada: Church of Santa Maria de Meinedo, Library, Jardim de Lousada, Bridges of Vilela, Veiga and Espindo, Church of the Savior of Aveleda, Torre de Vilar, Parish Church of Pias, Sousela Park, Museu vivo vivo flax mill, Municipal swimming pools, Park urban, Church of the Lord of Aflitos, House Museum of Vilar

Maia: Church of Águas Santas, Torre Lidador, Zoo da Maia, Church of Nossa Senhora do Ó, Museum of History and Ethnology and Museum of Pharmacy, Quintas de Santa Cruz and Cónegos, Parque de Avioso, Monastery of Leça do Balio, Conventual Church of São Salvador, Moutidos Urban Park, Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Ecocaminho Maia, Marian Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bom Despacho, Fundação Gramaxo, Praia da Memória, Praia do Marreco, Praia da Quebrada

Matosinhos: Bom Jesus de Matosinhos Church, Sea Life, sculpture "she changes", Market, Chamber, Library and Municipal Gallery, Beaches, 25 de Abril Park, Leça do Balio Monastery, Boa Nova Tea House, Pinhais Canning Factory, Homem da Maça, Leça Lighthouse, Tidal Pool , Nossa Senhora das Neves Fort, Quinta de Santiago Museum, Abel Salazar Museum House, Carriçal Park, Porto de Leixões Cruise Terminal, Monument to the Lord of Padrão, Nossa Sra das Neves Fort, Church of Leça da Palmeira, Quinta of Santiago, Jardim de Santana, Perafita

Marco de Canaveses: Tâmega River Park, Carrapatelo Dam, Monastery of Santa Maria de Vila Boa do Bispo, Aldeia de Canaveses, Sanctuary Menino Jesus de Praga, Bitetos Beach, Tongobriga, Iron Bridge, Church of São Martinho de Soalhães, Carmen Miranda Museum, Church of Santa Maria de Sobretâmega, Ponte de Canaveses, Church of São Nicolau de Canaveses, Church of Santo André de Vila Boa de Quires, Church of the Savior of Tabuado, Ponte do Arco, Church of Santo Isidoro de Canaveses, Sanctuary of Our Lady of Natividade do Castelinho, Memorial of Alpendorada

Paços de Ferreira: Citânia de Sanfins, Archaeological Museum of Citânia de Sanfins, Monastery of São Pedro de Ferreira, Lamoso Dolmen, Furniture Museum, Chapel of São Francisco, Pillory, Urban Park, Parish Church of Paços de Ferreira, Monte do Pilar Viewpoint, Church Carvalhosa Headquarters, Castro do Monte do Padrão

Paredes: Parish Church of Paredes, Hermitage of Nossa Senhora do Vale, Church of Saint Peter of the Monastery of Cête, Church of Misericórdia and Ajuda, Memorial of the Hermitage, Parque da Cidade de Paredes, Senhora do Salto, Chapel of Our Lady of Chaos, Chapel of Senhora da Piedade da Quintã, Castle Tower of Aguiar de Sousa, Parish Church of Divino Salvador de Castelões de Recesinhos, Poço Negro, Rio Mau

Penafiel:Municipal Museums of Penafiel and Museu da Broa, Santuário do Sameiro, Memorial da Ermida, Quinta da Aveleda, Quintandona (Centenary Chapel, Cruzeiro, Public Laundry, Citânia do Monte Mozinho-Cidade Morta), Castro de Monte Mozinho, Church of São Gens de Boelhe, Monastery of the Savior of Paço de Sousa, Praia Fluvial de Luzim, Cabroelo, Church of São Miguel de Entre-os-Rios, Church of the Savior of Cabeça Santa, Palace of Barão do Calvário

Porto: Bolhão Market, Avenida dos Aliados, Rua das Flores, Livraria Lello & Irmão, Torre dos Clérigos, Passeio das Fontaínhas, Escadas da Vitória and Judiaria Nova do Olival, Cruzeiro das 6 bridges, Fonte dos Leões, Mercado Ferreira Borges, Palácio da Bolsa, Conventual Church of São Francisco do Porto and Museum, Medieval Houses-Tower of Porto, Miragaia, Foz, Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, Majestic Café, Porto Coliseum, Praça da Batalha, Viewpoint of the Serra do Pilar Monastery, Railway Station São Bento and Congregados Church, Porto Cathedral, alleys of Porto, Jardim da Cordoaria, Castelo do Queijo, City Park, Serralves Park, Botanical Garden, Miradouro da Vitória, Igreja dos Grilos, Church of Santa Clara, Ponte D. Luís I, Jardim das Oliveiras, Casa da Música, Military Museum, Fernandina Walls and Guindais Funicular, Cais da Ribeira

Póvoa de Varzim: Marginal da Póvoa do Varzim, Main Church, City Hall, Municipal Museum, Rua da Junqueira, São Sebastião Fountain, Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, City Park, Tile Wall of Póvoa, Church of São Pedro de Rates, Praça do Almada and the Republic, Pelourinho, Church of Nossa Senhora da Lapa, Casino da Póvoa, Aqueduct, Monument and house of Eça de Queirós, Beaches of Leixão, Redonda, Aguçadora,Coim, Monte de São Félix

Santo Tirso: São Bento Monastery, Abade Pedrosa Municipal Museum, Dona Maria II Park, Largo Coronel Baptista Coelho, Sara Moreira Urban Park, Municipal Market, Mount and Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Assumption, Castro do Monte Padrão, International Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Urban Beach , Promenade along the banks of the Ave, Pereiras mountain range, Convent of São José, Monastery of Vilarinho, Viewpoint of S. João do Carvalhinho

Trofa: New Church of Trofa, Alameda Da Estação, Church of São Martinho De Bougado, Parque das Azenhas, Church of São Mamede do Coronado, Bandstands of Parque Nossa Senhora das Dores, Souto de Bairros, Azenha de Bairros, Castro de Alvarelhos, Main Church of Santa Maria, Baloiço do Meco

Valongo: Municipal Museum of Valongo, Museu da Lousa, Igreja Matriz de Valongo, Capela Nossa Senhora Das Neves, Capela Da Senhora Da Hora, Parque das Serras do Porto, Museu Mineiro de São Pedro da Cova, Oficina da Regueifa e do Biscoito, Paleozoic Park of Valongo, Couce Village, Montalto Sanatorium, Old Town Hall, Calvários da Costa, Cabeda, Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Chãos, Chapel of São Silvestre and Cruzeiro (Ermesinde), Chapel of Senhor dos Passos, Casa do ANjo, Church of Santa Rita in Ermesinde, Church of São Martinho do Campo

Vila do Conde: Convent of Santa Clara, Aqueduct of Vila do Conde, Fortress of São João, Convent of Nossa Senhora da Incarnação and São Francisco, Main Church, Praça da República, Miradouro do Atlântico, Panoramic Swing of Castro, Praia and Castro de São Paio, Gardens on Avenida Júlio Graça, Capela de São Roque, Marginal de Vila do Conde, Bobbin Lace Museum, Casa de José Régio, Ecovia do Litoral Sul, Monastery of Vairão, Replica of the 16th century ship, Former Carmo Convent, Mindelo Beach , Fort of São João Batista, Azenha do Rio Ave, Mamoas do Fulão, Ponte de São Miguel dos Arcos

Vila Nova de Gaia: Serra do Pilar Monastery, Port Wine Cellars, Afurada public washhouse, Teixeira Lopes Museum House, Gaia Cable Car, Ribeira de Gaia Pier, Viewpoints of Castelo de Gaia and Infante, Crestuma Dam, Natural Reserve of the Estuary of Douro, Afurada, Bridge of D. Luís I, Half Rabbit of Bordallo II, Solar dos Condes de Resende, Aqueducts of Sardão and Arcos da Amoreira, Swing of Serra de Canelas, Church of Santa Marinha, Chapel of Senhor da Pedra – Miramar , Corpus Christi Convent, Monasteries of Grijó and Pedroso, Casa Barbot, Torre Altice


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