Photography lovers, this article is for you!
Porto was considered the most instagrammable destination in Europe in 2019. We invite you to discover the most beautiful places in the city that contributed to this recognition. Its beauty and authenticity make each photo unique and perfect to share with your friends on social media.
1- Livraria Lello
The staircase of the century-old bookshop in downtown Porto is one of the most photographed elements in Invicta. However, this historic building has several details inside that deserve to be highlighted, such as the large stained-glass window on the ceiling, which bears the monogram and motto of the bookshop: "Decus in Labore".
On a visit to Porto, it is mandatory to stroll through the iconic Ribeira, part of the Historic Centre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, since 1996. The vibrant colours of its houses in harmony with the coolness of the Douro River make any photograph a true inspirational travel postcard.
3- Church of S. Ildefonso
The Church of Santo Ildefonso is one of the most photographed in Porto. Visitors love to capture its tiles, which tell the life story of the saint who gives it its name and its red side wall, which draws the attention of anyone, even those who are at the top of Rua 31 de Janeiro.
4- Church of Carmo and Carmelitas
Its neighbours, Carmo Church and Church of Carmelitas, keep the Church of S. Ildefonso company on the podium of the most photographed churches in the city. Its exterior, completely covered in tiles by the artist Silvestre Silvestri, is the great attraction of those looking for a photograph that captures the essence and authenticity of Porto.
5- Gardens of Palácio do Cristal
The beauty of nature at the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal are undoubtedly a great setting for your Instagram photos. But, in this place, there are several people who take advantage of the views of the Douro River to take a selfie or an artistic photograph.
6- Largo da Pena Ventosa
Largo da Pena Ventosa is a real hit in sharing photos between lovers of the city of Porto. The colours of its houses, typical of Porto, bring life and emotion to any photograph. Some people just love to dance in its centre!
7- Felgueiras Lighthouse
The structure in neoclassical style, is 10 meters high and has a hexagonal plan. It is one of the most photographed spots on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in the city of Porto. The effect of the waves hitting the Lighthouse is a favourite of our visitors.
8- Nova Sintra Park
The park's green space houses the old fountains and drinking fountains of Porto, one of the most photographed, the girl's fountain. The botanical diversity, the immense grove, the landscapes towards the river and the architecture of the fountains and drinking fountains make the Nova Sintra Park one of the most sought-after to capture moments.
9- Palácio do Freixo
Built in the middle of the 18th century, Palace of Freixo is one of the most reamrkable monuments of the Portuguese civil baroque, by the architect Nasoni. Both its interior and exterior are truly rich in details together with a magnificent view over the Douro River.
10- Jardim do Morro
On the other side of the Douro River, there is a garden with one of the best views of Porto: Jardim do Morro. There are several photography lovers who decide to cross the Luiz I Bridge and visit this garden to capture all the beauty that Porto has to offer.
Ready to set out to discover the 10 most instagrammable places in Porto? Come and visit us, with your cameras and share your best photos by tagging us with @visitporto and/or #visitporto.
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O Porto é um dos destinos turísticos mais antigos da Europa e a riqueza do seu património artístico, o Vinho do Porto, os vastos espaços dedicados ao lazer e a sua vida cultural são apenas alguns dos motivos que convidam a visitar a cidade.
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