Igreja do Carmen, Porto

Igreja do Carmen, Porto
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From Lisbon: Day Trip to Porto, Óbidos, and Nazaré

From Lisbon: Day Trip to Porto, Óbidos, and Nazaré

Discover three amazing Portuguese cities: Porto, Nazaré, and Óbidos with a bus sightseeing tour from Lisbon. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Portugal and feel inspired by the architecture, history, and culture of these beautiful cities. Get comfortable in an air-conditioned vehicle as you start your journey toward the town of Óbidos, where we will start with a guided tour accompanied by a local guide. Completely surrounded by ancient walls and preserving all its medieval charm, Óbidos is one of the most famous and visited places in Portugal, and a must-see in the surroundings of Lisbon. The narrow cobbled streets that can be seen in Óbidos will immediately transport you to a medieval atmosphere. These streets are home to perfectly preserved old houses, historic buildings, and important monuments. Dominating the historic center in the highest part of the village, visit the Castle of Óbidos, which is declared one of the 7 wonders of Portugal. Start at the village main gate, and discover the amazing narrow streets outside of the beaten track. Visit the secret Jewish neighborhood and its white-painted houses with some great spots to take pictures. Walk along Rua Dereita, the most famous street, full of stores and traditional restaurants, and get to the castle of Óbidos. It was built in the 12th-century, although it has Roman constructions in its beginnings. It can be said that it is one of the best preserved and largest fortresses of the country, being listed as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. From there, you will clearly see the great wall of Óbidos, another of the town’s great symbols. Continue the trip heading to possibly the most famous fishing town in Portugal, Nazaré, where you will visit the Forte de Sao Miguel. This site has become world-famous for the giant wave that hits its coast every winter and attracts lots of surfers from all over the world. Then, walk through O Sitio, where the famous streets present a collection of religious buildings and are a hugely popular site for pilgrims from all around the globe. Hike your way up to the summit, where you'll find medieval fortifications, 17th-century churches, and modern shrines. Wander the courtyards and plazas surrounded by ornate structures, basilicas, and statues. Next, head to Oporto, the last stop of the day. First you will have 1h to have a typical Portuguese lunch on your own to regain energy, and then, the visit will start. A vibrant 1.5-hour walking tour, where you will admire the stunning Old Town on the picturesque Douro River, complete with six bridges, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Igreja Carmen, Estação São Bento, Igreja São Francisco and Ponte Don Luis. At the end of your tour, you will return to the center of Lisbon and your guide will recommend things to do during the rest of your stay.

Porto: Guided Walking Tour and Lello Bookshop

Porto: Guided Walking Tour and Lello Bookshop

Learn about the history of Porto as you walk along its medieval streets on a 3-hour guided tour. Discover its most important buildings, visiting monuments dating from the 12th to the 19th century. Admire the Cathedral, Clérigos Church, the São Bento railway station, Aliados Avenue, the Bolhão Market, the Carmo and Carmelitas church, the Lello bookshop and others. See the wooden rabelo boats that have been used for centuries to transport people and goods along the Douro River. Marvel at the interior of the Lello bookshop, often called the most beautiful library in the world.

PORTO: Walking Tour with a Portuguese history teacher

PORTO: Walking Tour with a Portuguese history teacher

Explore the historical center of Porto on a guided walking tour. Visit the Sé neighborhood, wander down narrow alleys, and see the area's highlights. Opt to end your tour with a picnic in the scenic Virtudes Gardens. Meet your local guide and discover the neighborhood of Sé. Get lost in the small alleys and narrow streets of the medieval part of the city. After that, make your way to the most beautiful train station in the country. On the way, discover where the city's nightlife takes place. Next, marvel at some beautiful art nouveau buildings until you reach the famous Lello Bookshop. Discover one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal. After that, pass by Clérigos Tower. This church can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols. Finally, get an astonishing panoramic view of the downtown, the river, and Vila Nova de Gaia. At the end of the tour, hang out with your group and enjoy a little surprise. If you choose to have a picnic in the beautiful Virtudes Gardens, you'll also enjoy a picnic box with bread, cheese, hams, fruit, 1 bottle of wine, Portuguese pastries, and a traditional Portuguese picnic blanket.

From Leixões: Private Porto Historic Center Tuk Tuk Tour

From Leixões: Private Porto Historic Center Tuk Tuk Tour

Discover the historic center of Porto and the surrounding area on a private tuk tuk tour from Matosinhos. Walk through Cordoaria's Garden, see the tallest granitic tower in the city, and admire the architecture of churches. Celebrate your trip with a glass of Porto wine by the Douro River. Starting your trip in Matosinhos at Leixões Port, a fishing area with golden sand beaches where you can regularly find local surfers. Spot the largest urban park in the country, Parque da Cidade before continuing along the coast to Foz. Ride along the right side of the Douro riverbank, passing under the Arrábida Bridge towards the center of Porto. Once at the city center, stop at the Cordoaria’s Garden, one of the green spaces in town, located behind Porto University. In the proximity of the garden, see the Portuguese Center of Photography, the Justice Palace, and the Santo António Hospital, then head to the Torre dos Clérigos, built in the 18th century. Climb 225 steps to take in a 360-degree perspective of the city center and surroundings. Next, make a brief stop at Livraria Lello. Built in 1906, it's a mandatory stopping point for anyone visiting Porto. Cross the Praça dos Leões, see the beautiful Carmo and Carmelitas Churches, then continue along the narrow alleys of the oldest and most iconic neighborhoods, Miragaia and Vitória. Head to the city center and pass by the most emblematic square in Porto, Praça da Liberdade, flanked by Avenida dos Aliados. Visit the most commercial area of Porto, the Bolhão area, and discover a traditional market with local products and shops of all types and for all tastes. Arrive at the busiest street in town, Rua de Santa Catarina, where you’ll find the most luxurious café in Porto, Café Majestic. Stop at the Sé do Porto Cathedral, a 12th-century building with a mix of architectural styles, dating back to the city's origins. At Sé do Porto Cathedral, see some of the historic Sé neighborhood that surrounds the cathedral. This area is the oldest in the city and remains faithful to Porto's traditions and customs. Next, visit São Bento Train Station, one of the most beautiful in Europe. Here you can appreciate the approximately 20,000 hand-painted tiles that line the interior and illustrate part of the history of Portugal. Passing by Praça do Infante, which houses the Palácio da Bolsa, the São Francisco Church, and the old Ferreira Borges Market, land in Ribeira, the last neighborhood of the 4 oldest in Porto that you’ll visit. Cross the Dom Luis I Bridge to make a brief stop at the Serra do Pilar Monastery. Round off your adventure by enjoying a glass of Port wine as you contemplate the Douro River and the City of Porto on the other bank. Experience one of the most beautiful views in Portugal before returning back to Matosinhos to end the tour.

Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour

Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour

Get beneath the skin of Porto, Potugal’s impressive 2nd city, on a half-day walking tour that takes in the most emblematic monuments of the city center, and discovers lesser known attractions. Meet your local guide on Praça dos Leões to see the Bank of Tiles. Then, go to the stunning Igreja do Carmo (Carmelitas Church), part of a 17th-century convent with a classical façade. Stop at the Lello Bookshop, one of the most beautiful book stores in the world, before walking to the Torre dos Clérigos bell tower of the Igreja dos Clérigos. Here, you will also find an Oriental grocery store popular with locals. Get breathtaking city views from the Vitória mirador. Continue along Avenida dos Aliados towards Liberdade Square. On Avenida Santa Catarina, pause to taste a typical Portuguese custard tart in a local coffee shop. Savor the aromas of Bolhão Market, where Porto residents stock up on fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. Next, wander over to the São Bento Railway Station, where the mosaic walls depict scenes from Portuguese history. Admire views of the Douro River and Sé Cathedral.

City tour discover Porto's center in German

City tour discover Porto's center in German

Name: Discover Porto's center in German Duration: 3 1/2 hours Sightseeing attractions: 1. Praça da Libertade/ Avenida dos Aliados 2. Praça de Lisboa (Passeio dos Clérigos) + Livraria Lello (from the outside) 3. Reitoria, Fonte dos Leões, Igreja do Carmo 4. Torre dos Clérigos + Miradouro Vitória (viewpoint) 6. Palácio da Bolsa + Mercado Ferreira de Borges 7. Riberia (on the Douro River) 8. Bairro da Sé e Sé (district below the cathedral + cathedral) End of the tour What awaits you? Have you arrived in Porto and want to get to know the most important sights as well as the hidden alleys and life in Porto? Then I can offer you a tour that addresses this and your individual wishes. I assure you that it will be a lot of fun to discover Porto together in a group! No matter whether you have only been in Porto for a few hours and want to get your bearings or whether you already know the city a little but want to find out more about the city and its people; This tour offers you 3:30 hours full of tips, stories, anecdotes and fun. The city tour is a mixture of visiting the most important sights and corners that tourists rarely get to without local knowledge. The visit to the sights is always combined with background information about the history of Porto and Portugal, as well as interesting anecdotes. Part 1 [Introductory information, tips for going out and top attractions in the upper city center] We will start the tour at the town hall of the city of Porto at the monument to the poet Almeida-Garret, where initial introductory information about the city and country will be given. We continue through winding streets, past one of the most beautiful bookstores in Europe, the center of the university, to one of the best viewing points in Porto, with a view of the Baixa and Gaia. This first part is supported with lots of tips on restaurants, bars and cafés where you can get typical Portuguese food and drink (and at prices that are not overpriced) as well as anecdotes about the district and the places. Part 2 [City tour in the Baixa, the riverside districts and strolling along the Douro River] It goes further down, always towards the river and away from the tourist crowds. At the river we have time to enjoy this wonderful feeling of being right on the river, with a view of the port wine cellars on the other side of the river. Part 3 [Almost untouched historic district below the cathedral + the cathedral itself] Experience a district where tourism has not yet found its way. The well-fortified cathedral and the extraordinary view of Porto lead us to the end of the tour.

Porto Ribeira and highlights Private Walking Tour

Porto Ribeira and highlights Private Walking Tour

The tour is private for you, couple or group only. The tour starts in the meeting point indicated in the map "Cathedral of Porto", or depending on the location of your hotel, you can contact, for a hotel pick-up. We would visit all the buildings listed by walking the city, from outside. The tour lasts for 2 hours. The objective of this is tour is to enjoy the moment, knowing Porto's history, sharing opinions, laughs and o understand the personality of the "Tripeiros". The tour order is planed trying to go down the hills more than going up the hills. At the end you will have shared a list with all the recommendations of local restaurants and things to do in Porto and in Portugal. We will finish the tour next to Douro River, with un unforgettable view.

Porto: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Porto: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the Porto Self-Guided Audio Tour, an immersive journey tailored to accommodate your preferences, providing the ultimate freedom and flexibility to explore this enchanting city at your own pace. Set against the backdrop of Porto's rich history, vibrant culture, and captivating myths, our tour invites you to delve into the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage site, uncovering its architectural marvels and hidden treasures along the way. With our self-guided tour, you hold the reins, allowing you to craft your Porto experience according to your interests and schedule. Whether you're drawn to the ancient alleys of the Ribeira district, the opulent interiors of the Livraria Lello bookstore, or the sweeping views from the Dom Luís I Bridge, you have the autonomy to choose your path and linger at the attractions that intrigue you most. Flexibility is paramount in our approach, ensuring that you have the freedom to explore Porto's landmarks and landmarks at your leisure. Our audio guide serves as your personal storyteller, offering insightful commentary on the city's history, culture, and architectural heritage at each stop. From the iconic São Bento Railway Station to the imposing Sé Cathedral and beyond, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Porto's past while marveling at its present-day charm. Prepare to unravel the myths and legends that have shaped Porto's identity, learning about the customs and traditions that continue to thrive in this vibrant metropolis. With our tour, you'll not only admire the city's architectural splendors but also immerse yourself in its cultural tapestry, discovering hidden gems and lesser-known facts that enrich your Porto experience. Learn more about the top 18 tourist attractions in Porto. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station and then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. São Bento Railway Station 2. Porto Cathedral 3. Church of Santa Clara 4. Ponte de Dom Luís I 5. Douro River 6. Cais da Ribeira 7. Ribeira Square 8. Igreja de São Francisco 9. Palácio da Bolsa 10. Torre dos Clérigos 11. Capela das Almas 12. Igreja do Carmo 13. Jardins do Palácio de Cristal 14. Casa da Música 15. Parque da Cidade 16. Liberdade Square 17. Rua Santa Catarina 18. Museu Serralves So, join us on this captivating exploration of Porto—a city where preferences are honored, freedom is cherished, and flexibility allows you to create memories that will last a lifetime. Embark on a journey of discovery as you uncover the history, culture, and myths that make Porto a truly remarkable destination.

Porto Private Walking Tour with Fast Track to Lello

Porto Private Walking Tour with Fast Track to Lello

Get to know the history of Porto with a guided visit to S. Bento train station decorated with magnificent tiles from the region. Discover Av. dos Aliados and the city council with the statue of D. Pedro IV. Head to the Baroque Clérigos Church and relax for a while in the garden of the olive trees. Discover Lello and how it inspired J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter with a fast entrance, avoiding the big lines. At Cordoaria garden enjoy the sculptures and the beautiful trees. Discover Piolho, a traditional café known by the university students. Take a walk at Rua das Flores where you can see street art and local artisans and head to Ribeira, where you can enjoy the views of the port wine cellars and walk in the narrow and twisting streets.

Stories of the Ghost | Haunted Porto Walking Group Tour

Stories of the Ghost | Haunted Porto Walking Group Tour

Join our knowledgeable guide, the go-to expert on the city's mysteries, as you uncover the spooky tale of Porto's most famous ghost and explore the everyday magical practices locals use for success. Dive into the hidden stories of Porto's past, revealing the truth behind the city's biggest tragedy and the trial of a well-known woman-man. Hear the eerie story of a curse from a pagan goddess that took the lives of two engineers. Listen to real stories about Portuguese traditions, from unique ways to find a soulmate to burning symbolic figures of organs and children. Discover the world of witchcraft trials and the surprising facts about doorless cells and punishments for adultery near the old city prison. Your guide will share interesting facts about the university and explain why being a student in Portugal can be risky. See Porto's narrowest house and learn the local secrets for staying lively in old age. Also, explore the mysteries of a hospital where some visitors feel uneasy in waiting corridors, and encounter the ghost of a mysterious woman that spooks patients. Get immersed in Porto's mysterious past and present during this 2-3 hour tour with our local guide. You'll become acquainted with the ghosts of the old city, noticing details others might miss as you wander through Porto. This walking experience comes with no extra costs or visits to attractions.

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What people are saying about Igreja do Carmen, Porto

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(78 reviews)

Angelica was a lovely guide - knowledgeable and also a lot of fun. She took us to the main attractions of Porto for and was flexible to our needs. She also pointed out where we could go and explore on our own and followed it up with a detailed email as well. Thank you Angelica!

Pedro was excellent! The amount of information and history of Porto that was given in the 3 hours was concise & informative. We really felt very comfortable walking about afterwards and knowing where we were.

Melissa was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and gave us some great tips for places to go and covered all the key sights as well as interesting backstreet areas. Really enjoyed the tour!

Guide was excellent. Very engaging Not enough restrooms in first winery

Amazing , funny , + very informative tour !! Must do !