Barredo tower

Porto is one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal. This stands out for offering beautiful bridges that pass over the Douro River, it is also very popular this city for the delicious wine that makes and that is a delight to taste it.

Both the Church and the Clérigos Tower are characterized by offering one of the best views of all Oporto, where you can enjoy an extraordinary panorama of the entire historic center that belongs to the city. However, it is worth noting that in order to enjoy each of these details, you must climb the 240 steps that reach this wonderful place.

The Church of Los Clérigos, has a baroque style and it was built on top of the so-called Cerro de los Ahorcados, in this place were carried out each of the sentences that were dictated in the city.

An important aspect of this place is that it can serve as a reference point to avoid getting lost in the city of Oporto. If it is your first time in the city, we recommend you to book a tour of the most important places of Oporto, so you can know in detail everything that characterizes this beautiful place.

Ribeira oporto

Whoever is in Porto has the obligation to visit the Ribeira, as it is one of the most spectacular historical neighborhoods you have ever seen. This old quarter was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

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The Barrio do Barredo is located between the Cathedral of Porto (the Sé) and the river. It is characterized by narrow streets and old buildings that will make you feel as if you have traveled back in time. Of importance are the Escalas do Barredo or the Torre do Barredo.

The Ascensor da Ribeira, also known as Elevador da Lada, offers spectacular views of the Ribeira and the Don Luis I Bridge. Once you reach the yellow houses and narrow streets of Barredo, getting lost is part of the fun.

From here you can enjoy some of the city’s main sights: the Don Luis I Bridge, the cathedral and the Episcopal Palace of Porto, towering above the mosaic of terracotta roofs.

Rua Miguel Bombarda is one of the most artistic streets in Porto. It is located near the center and is where the most cultural, artistic and gastronomic offer of the city resides. But you will not only see art in the many galleries that are concentrated here, as the street also stands out for its graffiti murals.

Calles más bonitas de oporto

Tras el desarrollo de la zona alrededor de la Catedral de la Sé -donde comenzó Oporto-, la ciudad empezó a desarrollarse hacia el río. Barredo fue la forma de conectar estas dos zonas.  Una buena forma de explorarla es subir las escaleras de Barredo y explorar las estrechas calles y los oscuros callejones que hay detrás de la Ribeira. Aquí están nuestras sugerencias de qué ver y dónde ir en el barrio de Barredo:

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Siga por las escaleras de Barredo. Otra opción es tomar el Ascensor da Ribeira, también conocido como Ascensor de Lada. En su parte superior, podrá disfrutar de unas estupendas vistas de la Ribeira y del puente D. Luiz. El acceso es gratuito, pero sólo funciona durante los días laborables de 8 a 20 horas.  ¡Es una forma genial de llegar a la zona cercana al río!

Una vez que llegue a las casas amarillas y a las calles estrechas de Barredo, sólo tiene que caminar para explorarla. ¡Perderse es parte de la diversión! Busque el edificio de la torre nº 5, en la Rua de Baixo, que es uno de los ejemplos más antiguos de arquitectura civil de la ciudad. Data del siglo XIII y es un bonito ejemplo de arquitectura medieval; el conjunto de escaleras de la entrada, por ejemplo, es muy típico de la época.

Rua santa catarina, porto

Whoever is in Porto has the obligation to visit the Ribeira, as it is one of the most spectacular historical neighborhoods you have ever seen. This old neighborhood was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

The Barrio do Barredo is located between the Cathedral of Porto (the Sé) and the river. It is characterized by narrow streets and old buildings that will make you feel as if you have traveled back in time. Of importance are the Escalas do Barredo or the Torre do Barredo.

The Ascensor da Ribeira, also known as Elevador da Lada, offers spectacular views of the Ribeira and the Don Luis I Bridge. Once you reach the yellow houses and narrow streets of Barredo, getting lost is part of the fun.

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From here you can enjoy some of the city’s main sights: the Don Luis I Bridge, the cathedral and the Episcopal Palace of Porto, towering above the mosaic of terracotta roofs.

Rua Miguel Bombarda is one of the most artistic streets in Porto. It is located near the center and is where the most cultural, artistic and gastronomic offer of the city resides. But you will not only see art in the many galleries that are concentrated here, as the street also stands out for its graffiti murals.

Por Pablo Mariscal

Soy Pablo Mariscal periodista especializado en tecnología e informática. Entre mis intereses se encuentran la realidad virtual y la programación, pero mi principal objetivo son las noticias. Llevo cinco años escribiendo sobre tecnología y tres como periodista independiente.