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Best views in Porto

Updated: Apr 26, 2023

Porto, also known as Oporto, offers numerous vantage points that provide breathtaking panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. In this blog article, we'll explore some of the best views.



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Miradouro da Vitória



Located in the historic Ribeira district, this viewpoint offers a panoramic view of the Douro River and the city's colorful houses.The Miradouro da Vitória is particularly alluring because it is free. The Dom Luis bridge, the Cathedral, and the Bishop's Palace all stand out above the patchwork of terracotta roofs below; the perspective over the Ribeira is a terrific way to take in some of the prominent features of the city.




Jardim do Morro



This park on the south bank of the Douro River provides stunning views of the river, the historic center of Porto, and the iconic Dom Luis I Bridge. With its exotic trees, stone caves and small benches lining the grassy areas, it offers visitors a nice place to relax and enjoy a walk with their families or lovers.




Ponte Dom Luis I



This double-decker iron bridge spans the Douro River and offers spectacular views of the city from both its lower and upper levels. Looking at the Dom Luis Bridge in the evening is absolutely beautiful, especially when you are on the Ribeira quay! The bridge is also the place to go to visit the cellars of the great Port producers (on the Vila Nova de Gaia side).




Serra do Pilar Monastery



Located on a hill on the opposite bank of the river, this monastery offers a breathtaking view of Porto and its surrounding area. The Monastery of Serra do Pilar is considered one of the most remarkable buildings of European classical architecture. The building is even the symbol of the beautiful city of Vila Nova de Gaia in Portugal.




Palácio de Cristal Gardens



These beautiful gardens offer stunning views of the city and the Douro River, as well as a variety of flora and fauna. The Miradouro da Vitória is particularly alluring because it is free. The Dom Luis bridge, the Cathedral, and the Bishop's Palace all stand out above the patchwork of terracotta roofs below; the perspective over the Ribeira is a terrific way to take in some of the prominent features of the city.



Torre dos Clérigos



This baroque tower, one of Porto's most famous landmarks, offers a panoramic view of the city from its observation deck. The most striking feature of this complex is the granite stone tower that stands on the western top of the church body. An internal staircase (225 steps) allows access to the top, from where one can admire one of the most beautiful views of Porto.




Miradouro Ignez



This small viewpoint in the Foz district offers a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, the Douro River, and the Arrábida Bridge. its a magnificient place to relax on this magnificent terrace, or even go crazy and enjoy the atmosphere.



We've reached the end of the article about the best views in Porto. This city has a fantastic atmosphere, and we believe you will love it as much as we did! In the meantime, you can read other articles on our website. Remember to follow us@thewalkingparrot to be continuously updated on the new releases. We will be back soon with a new article!

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