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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...

Porto Lello Bookstore Ticket Voucher and The Collection Book

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  • The purchase of this voucher grants priority access to Livraria Lello, plus a reservation of one book edited by Livraria Lello. The Lusiads; Peter Pan; Grimm's Tales; Great Gatsby or The Jungle Book. The books are available in several...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...

Small Group Port Wine Houses Walking Tour & Wine Tastings

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  • Port wine is the drink you do not want to miss while visiting our city! We start with a walk that starts in the center of the city. Passing through the São Bento station, in front of the Oporto Cathedral and the oldest quarter of the city so you can get a general idea of our history, then cross the lower board of the Dom Luís I bridge to Vila...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...

ticket to Zoo Santo Inácio

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  • THE LARGEST AND GREENEST ZOOLOGICAL PARK IN THE NORTH OF PORTUGAL.
    10 minutes from the center of Porto, more precisely in Vila Nova de Gaia, is the Zoo Santo Inácio, the largest and greenest zoological park in the north of the country.

    The active participation in the Conservation of Nature, especially of the Species that are Endangered...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...

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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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...

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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Porto Cathedral

Another one of the best attractions in Porto is the Porto Cathedral, or Sé do Porto as it’s known in Portuguese.

The cathedral is one of the oldest and grandest landmarks in the city and dates all the way back to the 12th century.

Fans of architecture will adore the design of the Porto Cathedral as it has influences of Romanesque, gothic and baroque on the exterior, as well as inside where you’ll...

Guided Visit at Poças Wine Cellar with 2 Port Wines & 2 DOC Douro Wine

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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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São Bento Railway Station

While you might think it odd that we’ve included a train station in the list of the best free attractions in Porto, the São Bento railway station is actually considered to be one of the most beautiful train stations in the world!

Even if you don’t plan on hopping on a train to visit some of Porto’s suburbs, you’ll still want to visit the São Bento railway station to see its pièce de...

Guided Visit at Poças Wine Cellar with 4 Old Tawny Port Wines

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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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Bolhão Market

Bolhão Market is one of the best places to hang out in the city and easily one of the best free attractions in Porto.

Here you’ll find dozens of locals selling their fresh produce across many different stalls.

You’ll find delicious cheeses, freshly baked breads and pastries, as well as lots of sweet-smelling fruit to tantalise your taste buds too!

Even if you don’t plan on spending any money in...

Sightseeing Walk- The Perfect Introduction to the City

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  • With this ticket you have access to our incredible free walking tour. This not an ordinary tour. From Trindade Station, our passionate local guides will take you out of the beaten track and give you the perfect introduction to Porto with a good mix of history, culture, curiosities and show you why Porto was chosen the best European destination in...read more
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Avenida dos Aliados

The Avenue of the Allies is situated right in the heart of Porto city and is therefore an excellent place to spend some time on your first day in Porto as you get a feel for what the city has to offer.

Down the street, you’ll find a smattering of local bars and cafes, as well as fancy restaurants and boutique shops.

The widespread avenue is named as such in order to honour and commemorate the Allies of the first World War...

Admission Ticket to Casa São Roque Art Center

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  • The visit to this nineteenth century mansion allows you to experience an immersive travel through History, Architecture, Botany and Art, allowing you to truly understand how the burgeois families responsible for the exports of Port Wine used to live. Discover our centennial camellias and the details that came from all over the world to build the...read more
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