Best Spots for Best Views on Porto – Portugal

Walking the streets of Porto I soon started to think about places where I could get nice views, nice panoramas over this wonderful city! Porto is the second largest city of Portugal and gave the country its name and the drink 🙂 Port Wine

Beautiful Panorama pictures of Porto are easy to make!

Porto is situated near the Douro River and is build against a mountain which would give me the great opportunities to get those kind of views from several different spots!!

I soon found this great spot. Walking along the old church tower of Clerigos I could take this small street going down towards the river. I just took this without realising this was exactly the street to take! It got me to the viewingpoint I saw earlier online. I saw the exact same view in front of me! It was a bit cloudy that moment but when I came back the next day it was wonderful!!

Voor de Nederlandse versie van 4 x de Beste Panorama foto’s in Porto

View on Douro River – Porto

and the great brigde called:

Ponte Dom Luis 1

River Douro - Porto - Portugal

After this I walked all the way down and enjoyed some time at the Douro River and the music people were producing at the side. I had just finished walking the Camino and was still reminiscing about that great experience!!

On my left side was that great brigde over the Douro. That ofcourse is a view on itself that I got late at night

River Douro - Porto - Portugal

But standing on the brigde will give you a great view too!! During the day and also at night ofcourse during the sunset!

 River Douro - Sunset - Porto, Portugal

I saw the towers of a great cathedral standing that first viewingpoint. From there you must get a great panorama too! I found my way up there and the view rewarded the climb totally!! I visited this old Cathedral: Porto Cathedral or Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady.

View On Porto - Portugal

Walking up you get also nice peak throughs all around!!

View on Porto from Porto Cathedral

View On Porto - PortugalThe First viewingpoint is visible on this picture!

Right upper side underneath the grey building next to the tower.

Camino was still running through my mind..

When I later went down again I stumpled upon the yellow arrows again… I had just finished my Camino and those arrows are hard to miss after 30 days looking for them!!The Portuguese one goes through this city, coming from Lisbon going up to Spain.

If you want to read more about that great adventure check my blogs about that here

Camino Arrow - Porto

The next day I walked again to that first spot and realised that the church and its tower was open for visitors. It is called Clerigos Tower and I visited the church and the museum before heading up. It gave yet another great view on the colourful city of Porto!!

 Clerigos Tower - Porto - Portugal

View on Porto from Clerigos Tower

Clerigos Tower - Porto - Portugal

After visiting Porto it is a good idea to go to Lisbon.
I did too but never shared anything about it but check here the Top things to do in Lisbon.

I love getting panoramas of cities!

Almost everywhere you have high towers to get the view!
Where did you have a great view over a wonderful city?

See also my post about the best view of Stockholm!!

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Best Views on Porto - Portugal

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