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Free Things To Do In Porto

Sitting happily on the northwest side of Portugal, the coastal city of Porto offers visitors a wealth of culture, cuisines, and best of all; free attractions and activities!

You could easily spend weeks exploring the quaint side streets, the numerous markets and the plentiful parks, but if you’re only there for a few days, then you need to ensure that you make the most out of your trip.

Below, you’ll find an extensive guide of the 10 best free attractions in Porto, as well as all the top paid activities and attractions in Porto as well!

Free Attractions in Porto

Top Rated Porto Attractions

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Matosinhos Beach and Foz do Douro promenade

Matosinhos Beach is an excellent free attraction to enjoy in Porto if you’re looking to get away from the busy city for a couple of hours.

It’s essentially a city beach, so don’t expect to find glorious white sand and untouched coastline like you’d expect to find in Greece or Spain, but you will discover a lovely place to spend a few hours while in Porto.

Matosinhos Beach is a great place to visit with...

Skip the Line: World of Discoveries Entrance Ticket in Porto

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  • See the world through the eyes of Portugal’s great explorers with this skip-the-line entrance ticket to Porto’s global discovery–themed museum, World of Discoveries. Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Bartolomeu Dias — this is the perfect opportunity for visitors to learn the stories of Portugal's famous and charismatic explorers. You’ll...read more
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Port wine tasting

Did you know that Porto is most famous for its hearty production of Port wine

Did you also know that there are numerous wineries and port cellars that offer tours and port wine tasting experiences completely free of charge

If you’re looking to sample some of the finest local port wine in the region, head to Croft or Taylor’s (or both!) for an afternoon of tasting delicious port wine with incredible views of the...

Visit to Cockburn's Cellars

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  • Cockburn's large aging warehouse is the most extensive in the entire historic center of Vila Nova de Gaia, housing 6,518 Port Hulls that age under its huge roof, being one of the only ones to have its own crew of coopers.

    Cockburn's Ports are carefully aged in oak casks and ferries and are accompanied by a team of tasters and oenologists...read more
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Livraria Lello

If you’re a huge fan of all things books and reading related, then you definitely need to prioritise a visit to Livraria Lello; AKA, Porto’s incredible neo-gothic bookshop.

Inside Livraria Lello, you’ll find thousands of books lining the grand bookshelves and the whole place has a very Harry Potter feel to it!

Even if you’re not a big fan of reading, you won’t be able to resist the beauty that is...

Premium Assaggio with cioccolato

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  • Cockburn's large aging warehouse is the most extensive in the entire historic center of Vila Nova de Gaia, housing 6,518 Port Hulls that age under its huge roof, being one of the only ones to have its own crew of coopers.

    Cockburn's Ports are carefully aged in oak casks and ferries and are accompanied by a team of tasters and oenologists...read more
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Dom Luís I Bridge

Dom Luís I Bridge is arguably the best place in Porto to take pictures of the city, and it’s definitely one of the very best free attractions in Porto.

It’s a bridge consisting of two levels; one for cars and vehicles and the other for Porto’s metro system, however, pedestrians can use both levels for incredible views of the city!

Those afraid of heights should probably stick to the lower level as the...

Guided Visit and Tasting of 4 Premium Port Wines at Poças Wine Cellar

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  • With more than 100 years of existence, Poças lies in the hands of the 4th generation, being one of the very few Port Wine company that was born Portuguese and still belongs to the same Portuguese family. The Old Tawny Ports have built Poças’ reputation but DOC Douro wines have been proving their own quality over the last 30 years. Recently,...read more
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Cais da Ribeira

Cais da Ribeira is the spectacular riverside district in Porto that’s famed for its many shops, old buildings and quintessentially Portuguese eateries.

It’s an incredibly charming area and it’s one of the best things to see in Porto simply because of its relaxed, albeit characteristic vibe.

You don’t necessarily even have to buy anything or eat anywhere along Cais da Ribeira to enjoy yourself; simply...

Guided Visit and Tasting of 4 Decades of Tawnys at Poças Wine Cellar

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  • Poças lies in the hands of the 4th generation, being one of the very few Port Wine company that was born Portuguese and still belongs to the same Portuguese family. The Old Tawny Ports have built Poças’ reputation but DOC Douro wines have been proving their own quality over the last 30 years. Recently, Poças received the award of “Fortified...read more
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Crystal Palace Gardens

The Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, or the Crystal Palace Gardens as they’re known in English, are beautiful landscaped gardens that were designed in the 19th century to provide a relaxing and quiet area in Porto city.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of flowerbeds, plants and trees punctuating the gardens and an afternoon stroll through them makes for an idyllic way to spend a couple of hours.

If...

Tickets for SEA LIFE and Access to Self-Guided Tours in Porto

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  • Take a family-fun trip to Sea Life Porto and learn about life under the sea - there's even fascinating shark and ray feeds! Walk through a tunnel under the water and enjoy the view of more than 3,000 species of animals.

    Visit the penguin enclosure - known as penguin harbour.

    Complete your experience with a surprise bonus.
    We will...read more

SEA LIFE Porto Entrance Ticket

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  • Looking for things to do in Porto? Visit Porto SEA LIFE Aquarium to see exciting marine displays with sharks, rays, turtles and Humboldt penguins, talks & feeding...read more

Porto: Serralves Foundation

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  • The Serralves Foundation comprises the foremost museum for contemporary art in Portugal.

    With this ticket, you can appreciate the remarkable exhibitions of contemporary art at the Museum, the House of Cinema Manoel de Oliveira (both designed by the architect, Álvaro Siza Vieira – 1992 Pritzker Prize winner), admire the Art Deco...read more

Skip the Line: Tour FC Porto - Museum and Stadium Ticket

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  • One city, one club, one heart. Opened in 2003, the Dragão Stadium is located in the eastern area of Porto, with easy access from the city centre and Porto International Airport. Five stars rated by UEFA and awarded for its architecture and environmental management, Dragão is the home of Portuguese, European and World champions. Open seven days a...read more

Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, River Cruise and Lunch From Porto with Pickup

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  • This is an extensive 9-hour guided tour through the Douro Valley
  • Travellers get to see various popular sites during this tour.
  • Travellers can look forward to enjoy a river cruise, lunch, olive oil and wine-tasting in Porto.
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Douro Valley - Expert wine guide all day, Boat, Lunch and Tastings.All included

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  • This trip is a visit to the UNESCO world heritage site in the Douro Valley
  • The tour includes travelling by boat, and food tastings
  • The tour takes tourists to typical villages
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Porto City Tour with River Cruise Including Lunch and Wine Tasting

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  • This is a Porto city tour
  • Tourists get to walk through historical centres and monuments in Porto
  • Tourists have traditional lunch at Rabelo
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Douro Valley Tour with Visit to two Vineyards, River Cruise and Lunch at Winery

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  • This is a trip to the beautiful Douro Valley
  • The tour has air-conditioned vehicles
  • The trip includes lunch for tourists
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