World Heritage Historical Centre

Município do Porto
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​Porto’s Historical Centre is the oldest part of the city and was classified as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. Here you will find traces of the medieval origins of the city, in a city landscape that serves up an image of rare beauty. 

Amble along the typical alleys and passageways of this city’s heart and take in, at every step, a monument of incontestable worth, the renowned hospitality of the city folk and a breathtaking panorama over the rooftops and the river Douro.

The food, the crafts and the shopping offer a huge range of possibilities, from the traditional, sustained by a past of great historical significance, to the more horizon-broadening challenges thrown up by the city’s young creative talent. 

Discovering the historic centre takes many forms and from here many paths strike out into other parts of the city. On foot, by bus, on a tram, the funicular railway, the mini-train or even the metro, the choice is yours, as is the city too!

Try this tour

Enjoy this tour moving around an old city with eyes on the future.

Discover how you can successfully bring tradition and modernity together.​


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Published 18-07-2011