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This coastal city in the northwestern part of Portugal comes alive with its rich culture and heritage. From its history of winemaking to its beautiful architectural feats in the form of buildings and churches, Porto is every art lover’s dream come true. Tourists can stroll through the old world of Ribeira or go around its many cathedrals. Still wondering what to do in Porto? Check these places below:

Luís I Bridge

Found in the metropolitan area of Porto, the iconic Luís I Bridge is a double-deck metal bridge that acts as the longest one of its kind. Spanning around 172 meters long, it connects the Portuguese cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. The bridge was designed by a student of Gustave Eiffel, and travelers may take the cable car to see the scenic views it offers.
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Livraria Lello

This beautiful book shop with lavish exteriors and interiors is a popular tourist stop for anyone visiting Porto. Located in the civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, the store is one of the oldest in the world. Harry Potter fans tend to frequently visit Livraria Lello due to the fact that JK Rowling drew inspiration from it for her renowned novels. Be sure to get a ticket early to avoid the busy crowds and take a photo on its famous crimson staircase!
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Clérigos Church

Right in the middle of Porto is Clérigos Church, arguably one of the most important religious establishments in the city. It is famous for its bell tower, Torre dos Clérigos, which can be viewed from different parts of Porto. Inside the church, travelers can expect to be greeted with ornate Baroque architecture and interiors. For a price, visitors can also head to the bell tower to witness a bird’s eye view of the city. A museum is found inside the church as well.
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Bolsa Palace

Another renowned Porto sightseeing destination travelers can head to would be Bolsa Palace, a stock exchange building created in a Neoclassical architectural style. This UNESCO World Heritage site is among one of the most visited locations in Porto and a guided tour around here is a must-do! Tourists will surely love to learn about its long history about its construction and politics while exploring the many rooms and halls within the palace.
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