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Porto Cathedral

This superb cathedral combining Gothic and Romanesque styles features a wealth of religious sculpture and painting. 

Visit Porto Cathedral and admire the stunning wall of painted tiles, the fabulous silver altarpiece and the glistening treasury. Enjoy the superb views across the city from the upper floor and learn about the cathedral’s integral place in Porto’s history. 

Stroll around the cathedral and admire the Romanesque façade. One of the oldest parts of the cathedral, the plaza has changed little since the structure was completed in the 13th century. With its high towers and peaked battlements, at first glance it resembles a fort, although you will start to appreciate several other features as you get closer. Admire the beautiful rose-shaped stained-glass window above the main entrance. Note the slight difference in style of the cupolas on the turrets. These Baroque elements were added in the 18th century. 

Step inside the cathedral to discover a wealth of religious art. Your eye will be drawn to the glistening silver altarpiece of the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament. Explore the interior further and you will come to the small São Vincente Chapel where you will see a set of sculptures which date to the 14th century. Head to the treasury to appreciate more superb sculptures and fine religious paintings. You will also find other relics such as old scripts and jewelry. 

Be sure to pay a visit to the Gothic-style cloister. This was added during the reign of King John I and features one of the cathedral’s highlights, a superb wall of painted tiles by artist Valentim de Almeida.

Don’t miss the fine granite staircase designed by Italian architect, Nicolau Nasoni. Climb these steps to reach the upper floor and enjoy superb views across Porto and the River Douro. 

Porto Cathedral is located in the city center, a short walk from several bus and metro stops. Admission is free throughout the year although there is a small fee to enter the cloisters. It is open daily.


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The House Ribeira Porto Hotel $105
The House Ribeira Porto Hotel

The House Ribeira Porto Hotel

Rua Infante Dom Henrique, 26, Porto
     
    4.5
    of 5, from 436 reviews
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    Located in Sao Nicolau, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of House of the Prince and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira $85
    Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira

    Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira

    Rua do Infante D. Henrique, 1, Porto
       
      4.3
      of 5, from 830 reviews
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      Located in Sao Nicolau, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Church of Sao Francisco and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Vila Galé Porto $97
      Vila Galé Porto

      Vila Galé Porto

      Avenida Fernao De Magalhaes 7, Porto
         
        4.1
        of 5, from 808 reviews
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        This family-friendly Porto hotel is located in a shopping district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Almas Chapel and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Eurostars Porto Douro $117
        Eurostars Porto Douro

        Eurostars Porto Douro

        Avenida Gustavo Eiffel 22, Porto
           
          4.5
          of 5, from 251 reviews
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          Located in Centro / Baixa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dom Luis I Bridge and Sandeman Cellars. Porto Cathedral and Museum of Port Wine are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Pestana Vintage Porto - Hotel & World Heritage Site $246
          Pestana Vintage Porto - Hotel & World Heritage Site

          Pestana Vintage Porto - Hotel & World Heritage Site

          Praca da Ribeira, 1, Porto
             
            4.5
            of 5, from 575 reviews
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            Located in Sao Nicolau, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ribeira Square and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Porto A.S. 1829 $138
            Porto A.S. 1829

            Porto A.S. 1829

            Largo De Sao Domingos 50, Porto
               
              4.6
              of 5, from 274 reviews
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              Located in Centro / Baixa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Palacio das Artes and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              Eurostars Heroismo $78
              Eurostars Heroismo

              Eurostars Heroismo

              Rua do Heroísmo, 235/237, Porto
                 
                4.6
                of 5, from 489 reviews
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                Located in Bonfim, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Porto Coliseum and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Hotel Spot Family Suites $97
                Hotel Spot Family Suites

                Hotel Spot Family Suites

                Rua do Bolhao, 85, 5, Porto
                   
                  4.8
                  of 5, from 279 reviews
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                  Located in Centro / Baixa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bolhao Market and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 2 mi (3 km).