Porto City Park
The Oporto City Park. A nice place to enjoy nature in the centre of Oporto a very close to the beach!!
The city's lungs, a place to walk, run, socialise and meditate that was only created in the 1990s but feels like it's been here for millennia. Sidónio Pardal's plan involved filling the area with trees and running paths between them, with refreshing lakes and an appearance that changes with the…
This parque is the biggest (a little more than 80 hectares)created natural parque of the Iberian Peninsula. It offers great possibilities for walking, running, biking, playing etc. in its diversified vegetation, including the beach area at its end.
We call it the city park, it is the biggest park in Porto district and in the Summer is know for hosting several music events and great place to make a picnic in a sunny afternoon.
“Beautiful garden in the city center with an amazing view to the Douro river. Enjoy a walk among the peacocks :)”
“This fabulous cultural institution combines a museum, a mansion and extensive gardens. Cutting-edge exhibitions, along with a fine permanent collection featuring works from the late 1960s to the present, are showcased in the Museu de Arte Contemporânea, an arrestingly minimalist, whitewashed space designed by the eminent Porto-based architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. The delightful, pink Casa de Serralves is a prime example of art deco, bearing the imprint of French architect Charles Siclis. One ticket gets you into both museums. The museums sit within the marvellous 18-hectare Parque de Serralves. Lily ponds, rose gardens, formal fountains and whimsical touches – such as a bright-red sculpture of oversized pruning shears – make for a bucolic outing in the city. The estate is 6km west of the city centre; take bus 201 from in front of Praça Dom João I, one block east of Avenida dos Aliados.”
“Walk straight down our street and visit the church and tower Clérigos: beautiful views. Mind the stairs! ”
“Considered one of world’s most beautiful bookstores, it's also called the Harry Potter bookstore. There are so many visitors these days that you are now charged to enter, but this is discounted from any purchase”