Porto Cathedral in the historic centre of the city is one of the city’s oldest architectural monuments and a striking example of Portuguese architectural style.
The construction of the Port Cathedral began around 1110 and was completed in the 13th century. On the sides of the cathedral are two square towers, each supported by two pillars and topped by a dome.
Casa do Infante in Porto
Casa do infante, also known as Alfandega Velha (the former customs building), is a historic building located in Porto, Portugal’s second largest city after Lisbon. Casa do infante is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Episcopal Palace in Braga
The Episcopal Palace of Braga is rightly at the top of the list of the most visited places in the city. Today, the palace houses one of the oldest libraries in Portugal, with more than 10,000 manuscripts and 300,000 books. The Rectorate of the University of Minho and the district archives are also located in the palace.
Church of Saint Ildefonse in Porto
The church of Saint Ildefonso is located near Batalha Square in Porto. Previously, on the site of the church of Saint Ildefonso was a chapel, built in the 13th century. The chapel was dedicated to Saint Aliphon and was also a place of worship for parishioners.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto
The Museum of Modern Art or Serralves Museum is located in the Serralves Estate, very close to the centre of Porto in Portugal and is considered to be the first contemporary art museum of this size in the country. The estate was designed by the architect Alvaro Siza Vieira, with whom the Serralves Foundation signed a contract in 1991 to create a museum.
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga
The Sanctuary of Bon Jesús do Monte is located on the outskirts of Tenoes, on the top of a hill near Braga. The Bon Jesús do Monte Sanctuary is a popular place for pilgrims who begin their ascent to the Bon Jesús do Monte Sanctuary by a 116 m long monumental zigzag baroque staircase.