Porto neighborhoods


Bonfim is located east of Porto's historical center. The central Se Catedral (also known as Porto Cathedral) is an uphill walk from Bonfim's 24 de Agosto metro stop. Rua Formosa jets out from the same stop and offers many bars and restaurants. Jardins de Nova Sintra is in the neighborhood south of the Heroismo metro stop near the Rio Duoro.

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Cedofeita is on the west side of Porto just east of the traffic-filled Rotunda da Boavista. Three blocks from the Rotunda, is the Igreja Romanica de Cedofeita, possibly the oldest Christian building in the Iberian peninsula. Porto's central cathedral is an uphill, one-mile walk and the city's Crystal Palace is about the same distance, but not as steep.

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Centro Histórico Do Porto

Porto's historic city center is located north of the Rio Duomo and inland around Avenida dos Aliados. The area is rich with tourist attractions, hotels and places to eat. A tourist office is located on the west side of Camara Municipal. Get a bird's-eye view of the city from Torre dos Clerigos at Praca de Lisboa and see a show at the Auditorio Nacional Carlos Alberto.

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Central Porto is encircled by the Via de Cintura Interna highway called "The Crip." Massarelos sits just within The Crip on the west side of Porto making the area easily accessible to visitors traveling by car. Here, the Museum of the Electric Car has restored trams on display inside a former switching-house. Porto's Botanical Garden is located south of Rua do Campo Alegre and Teatro Campo Alegre is a bit further south.

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North of Center

These hotels are north of Rua da Constitucao, north of Porto's historic city center and within the confines of "The Crip" highway which circles the city. The east and west ends of the area are easily accessible to public transportation.

The central area features two parks: Praca Nove de Abril and Quinta do Covelo. Both parks are a little more than a mile from Porto's Se cathedral. Rua de 5 de Outubro and Rua de Costa Cabral offer many restaurants.

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Sao Nicolau

Sao Nicolau is home to Porto's Se cathedral, a large fortress on Porto's highest hill. The area is north of Rio Duoro on the riverbank. Igreja de Sao Francisco is the city's only Gothic church and has 100kg of gold on full display. Rua de Fonta Taurina is a little strip of bars and restaurants featuring views of the port wine warehouses across the water. The neighborhood is also home to Porto's stock exchange.

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