Downtown Porto

Downtown Porto

Looking down Rua dos Clerigos into the dip at the bottom of Avenida dos Aliados before the road rises steeply on Rua de 31 de Janeiro. At the top of the hill is the Igreja de São Ildefonso and the azulejo facade in the middle is that of the Igreja de Santo António dos Congregados.

This really is very much the centre of the old part of Porto with the town hall being just to the left and Sao Bento train station just to the right.


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Porto is considered the capital of the north and as the second largest city in Portugal, rightfully so. There are really very few similarities between Porto and Lisbon – they are both near the coast, on the banks of large rivers and...