What to do in Porto
Getting to know the city of Porto, a World Heritage Site since 1996, is to venture out on foot through its streets and riverside area with time to appreciate what Invicta has to offer.
The Historic Center of Porto.
Start your tour of the Historic Center of Porto passing by Rua de Santa Catarina, a well-known shopping area where you must stop for a coffee at the famous Café Majestic, the most emblematic and oldest cafe in the city. Follow to the typical Bolhão market and continue until Torre dos Clérigos. If reading is one of your favorite pleasures, be sure to visit the Lello & Irmão bookstore, considered one of the most beautiful in the world! Other points of interest with equal charm are the São Bento Railway Station, Santa Clara Church and the Church of San Francisco.
From Ponte D. Luís to the riverside area
Built at the end of the 19th century, Ponte D. Luís is a project by Belgian engineer Théophile Seyrig, Gustave Eiffel's collaborator in the construction of the Maria Pia railway bridge. Walk through this metallic structure that is an ex-libris of the city of Porto that you will not want to miss. On the other side of the Douro River, in Vila Nova de Gaia you will find several cellars of producers of the famous Port wine, most of which can be visited. The best known are Offley, Ferreira, Sandeman, Ramos Pinto, Taylor´s and Real Companhia Velha. All of them cultivate and harvest only in the region demarcated by the Marquis of Pombal in 1756. This politician was one of the main responsible for the dynamization of Port wine exports, which had been cultivated, according to some sources, since the century XIII. Back at the starting point, on the other side of Ponte D. Luís, stroll along the Porto river, admire the rabelo boats and enjoy the offer of Restaurants and Bars. There is one for every taste. And why not take a cruise on the Douro, especially the 6 Bridges of Porto?
Culture and Design
For art and architecture lovers, the Serralves Foundation with its Museum of Contemporary Art and its gardens is a must. Another must is Casa da Música, whose programming quality is internationally recognized. And the arts quarter, in the Miguel Bombarda area, you can get lost in the many art galleries and stores of stylists and design products you will find.