Those who visit Oporto cannot remain indifferent to the city’s architecture. The mixture between the old and the contemporary is part of the city’s charm and it’s one of the reasons why it is worth to visit Oporto. In addition, it turns Oporto into a place full of beautiful details that deserve to be photographed. To help everyone who is planning to visit Oporto, we made a list with our top 10 Instagrammable places in Oporto.
Continue reading this post if you want to find where you can get the best shots in this charming city!
In Lions Square you can see two churches, the Carmelita’s and Carmo’s churches. Although their facades are also worthy of a photograph, it is the lateral of the Carmo’s church, consisting of a tiled façade, one of the most photographed places in the city. And it is not by chance! Typically Portuguese, on this wall you can take some very beautiful photographs!
Joana Vasconcelos Mural
Inaugurated in 2017, the mural by the artist Joana Vasconcelos, composed of 8000 tiles, is a work that deserves to be appreciated and remembered. When you pass there, take the chance to take some colourful photographs.
In Oporto’s Cathedral, there are several perspectives in which you can obtain good photos. In Largo da Sé, you can see not only the downtown area of the city, the Douro river and the Gaia Quay, but also Torre dos Clérigos. Landscapes are not lacking and our favourite is the one in the photos below, with the Douro river and the Gaia Pier, taken on the stairs.
Palácio de Cristal Gardens
The gardens of the Crystal Palace are a small treasure in the middle of the city. A quiet park, a small paradise that allows us to relax away (but so close) from the hustle and bustle of the city. There, we can see the river Douro from a different perspective that will give some good photos to remember.
Rua da Alfândega
In this street, you can find several houses that have not undergone major restorations, giving a very characteristic scenery for your photographs. In addition, it’s a place of passage of the electric and the probability of finding one is very high. Enjoy and take a photo too because these cars are very photogenic!
Well, we can’t argue with that. The mix of the Douro River, the colourful houses, the people.. makes Ribeira one place that deserves to be in your Instagram feed.
Monastery of the Serra do Pilar
From the top of the Serra do Pilar you can have a view over the river Douro and the city of Porto that deserves a photograph!
Wherever you find an electric car
If you see an electric car when you’re walking around in the streets of Porto, make sure to take a photo! These cars are so photogenic and instagrammable!
S. Bento Station
Whether inside or outside, the S. Bento station is beautiful and very photogenic. We advise you to also explore the nearby streets where you can take very beautiful photos as well.
These are some of many Instagrammable places in Oporto. Did you know all of them?
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