Porto is an exciting city with its narrow streets and colorful houses, breathtaking viewpoints, gardens and museums and its restaurants with traditional or world food. The Invicta City is a port full of surprises that unfold as you walk along its streets.
Those who choose to live in Porto city center will always have amazing things to know and do. Come live and discover Porto.
Climb the Clerics Tower
The Clérigos Tower is one of the city’s biggest attractions and a must-see for anyone visiting Porto or its new inhabitants. It has one of the best views of the city, but to enjoy it you have to climb its 225 steps. The Clérigos Tower is 75 meters high, a project by architect Nicolau Nasoni, with baroque style and the works took 9 years. You can also visit the Church of Clerics by the same architect.
Meet the Lello Bookstore – which inspired Harry Potter
Lello is one of the most emblematic bookstores in the country and in the world. It is right in the center of the city and part of its history and heritage.
The bookstore was born in 1906 with a neo-Gothic architecture, with carved wood, gilded columns and ornate ceilings. Beyond the architectural beauty, A lello was considered by CNN in 2014 as the most beautiful in the world, if you are a fan of Harry Potter you will like to know one of the places that inspired the writer J.K.Rowlings. The writer was mainly inspired by the stairs to create some of the magical environments of Hogwarts Castle. The bookstore is therefore a special place for fans of the saga. Admission costs 5 €, but can be discounted when buying a book.
Eat a Francesinha
– City Gastronomic EX-Libris –
One of the ex libris symbols of the city of Porto in terms of gastronomy is the ‘francesinha’, which was considered by AOL Travel website and Short List magazine as one of the 10 best Sandwiches in the world. The francesinha has a striking presence in the city and all cafes and restaurants in the city is present on the menu. However for us we leave you the following tips of where to eat the best Francesinha.
Café Santiago is one of the places of choice for Portuenses when the goal is to devour a francesinha. Tip Go early or go with time to wait in line.
Afonso, Afonso is a reference in Invicta when it comes to francesinhas, and even Anthony Bourdain has been there to taste this famous dish
Francesinha is a sandwich served on the plate made with bologna, fresh sausage, sausage, steak, ham, cheese, egg and chips, and is, of course, watered with the sauce that makes it famous.
Stroll along the Douro River Ribeira
Ribeira do Porto by the Douro River is one of the oldest and most beautiful areas of the city. Sitting on one of the many terraces overlooking the waters of the Douro River with its Rabelo boats is one of the best things to do in Porto. Lose yourself in the narrow streets of Porto with its colorful houses, great restaurants, shops and caricats.
If you are here, enjoy the Casa do Infante, one of the most important figures in the history of Portugal or take a look at Palácio da Bolsa and marvel at the Moorish-inspired décor and architecture.
See the sunset lying in the grass of Jardim do Morro
Jardim do Morro is next to the upper deck of D. Luis Bridge, next to Vila Nova de Gaia, and has a magnificent view of Porto’s old town. Enjoy the scenery and rest in the grass of this beautiful green space. To get there you can choose to cross the upper deck of the D.Luis bridge on foot with a panoramic view of the Douro River and the city or a cable car ride from Gaia pier.
Discover the history of Portugal’s most famous Port Wine
To know the history of the magnificent Port Wine you have to pay a visit to the Port Wine cellars.
The Port Wine Cellars are a Portuguese ex-libris and document an unusual history of temperance and boldness. Open for visits all year round, getting to know them is to deepen knowledge about Port. the Douro region and the cities of Porto and V.N. from Gaia.