Porto Douro (Right Bank) - TukTour Porto
Discover the charm of the right bank of the Douro. Relax with a beautiful ride that takes you to the Foz do Douro!
The walk begin at Clerigos, we will pass Avenida dos Aliados, initially named Allied Nations Avenue. You can see, among others, the statue of Almeida Garrett Writer, poet, orator, politician who was one of the greatest figures of Portuguese romanticism and the statue of Dom Pedro IV.
We wander down the picturesque Rua das Flores. Paved in 1542, it became one of the main arteries of the city, chosen by the nobles, bourgeois, many traders and goldsmiths to build magnificent houses with beautiful balconies. In this narrow alley, and where you can still find hectic goldsmiths and magnificent buildings, including Baroque church of Mercy “Igreja da Misericordia. Then by Belmonte street and its picturesque narrow streets, we reach the Nova de Alfandega street and the Congress Palace “Palacio dos Congressos”, the former border customs “Alfândega”, where our tour will go towards the romantic Foz do Douro, borded by its coloured houses.
You can also see the imposing building of Porto wine museum (Douro Extension), that was inaugurated in 2004, in a beautiful 18th century building. This warehouse was built to store wine from the General Company of Agriculture and vineyard of Douro. In the Tram Museum opened in 1992 you will see an impressive collection of electric cars and others who have marked the history of urban transport in the city.
From our stop at Foz Castle, built during the regency of D.Catarina at the end of the sixteenth century to defend the coast and the entrance to the Douro, a beautiful pedestrian promenade by the sea is waiting for you where you’ll find the Castelo do Queijo and its beach with a range of 140 meters dominated by rocky outcrops. Beautiful sunsets guaranteed !
Then you can watch the underwater world in the premises of SEA LIFE Porto. Just a few more metres, and we will reach the beaches of Matosinhos, surfing, and its famous fish restaurants.
Esta atividade é ideal para conhecer um lado mais alternativo do Porto: a influência de outras culturas na construção da identidade Portuense.
O vale do Douro é uma paisagem viva em constante evolução, um exemplo excepcional da antiga tradição de trabalhar a terra e, em simultâneo, de uma sociedade que gira em torno da produção e elaboração de vinhos de qualidade em condições geográficas extremamente difíceis.