The 10 best Instagram spots in Porto

The coastal city in northwestern Portugal is a popular tourist destination due to its numerous bridges and historic center, among other things.

We have summarized the 10 most popular Instagram spots in the city for you below:

1. São Bento Station

São Bento Station is a railroad station in the city center of Porto. The station building, which is architecturally one of the most interesting stations in Portugal, was opened in 1916. Due to the unique design of the São Bento Station, a spectacular photo motif awaits you on site.

2. Livraria Lello

Livraria Lello is one of the world’s most remarkable bookstores. Among others, the famous author Joanne K. Rowling worked in the bookstore, which was opened in the second half of the 17th century. Unique selling point, which makes the bookstore a popular Instagram spot, is the red staircase.

3. Ribeira

The Ribeira is the worth seeing, historic old town of Portugal’s second largest city. The district has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. During a walk through the Ribeira you can discover numerous worth seeing buildings, attractions, cafes and restaurants, which are excellent as Instagram motifs.

4. Igreja de Santo Ildefonso

Not far from Batalha Square is the church Igreja de Santo Ildefonso. The church, which is worth seeing, was built in the 18th century.

Tip: The interior of the church, where you can see elements of the Baroque architectural style, is also worth seeing and a visit.

5. Cathedral of Porto

One of the most important Catholic cathedrals on the Iberian Peninsula is Porto Cathedral, which was built in the 12th century. The church is located on a hill in the old town and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

Tip: From the lookout tower of the church you have a unique view of the old town of Porto.

6. Torre dos Clérigos

The Torre dos Clérigos is one of the landmarks of the second largest city in Portugal. The bell tower, which is 75 meters high, is connected to the church Igreja dos Clérigos. Due to the architecture of the church tower, the Torre dos Clérigos is a popular photo motif.

7. Avenida dos Aliados

One of the central streets in the Portuguese city is the Avenida dos Aliados. During a tour of the boulevard, you can expect numerous buildings and attractions worth seeing. The Avenida dos Aliados is surrounded by numerous centuries-old buildings.

8. Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

The Jardins do Palácio de Cristal is a garden complex that was built in the 19th century. The green area invites you to take long walks. On site, where you will find numerous spectacular photo motifs, exhibitions are held regularly.

10. Pérgola da Foz

The Pérgola da Foz is a promenade that runs along the beach. The backdrop of beach and sea makes the Pérgola da Foz a unique photo motif.

Tip: A number of cafes and restaurants await you on the beach, where you can have lunch or dinner with a sea view.

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