Architecture Route

Architecture route

It is a selection of works by some of the most important architects from the second half of the 19th century to the 21st century.

Showcase the most emblematic buildings

The Architecture Route is a tour where we intend to showcase the most emblematic buildings of the city of Porto. It is a selection of works by some of the most important architects from the second half of the 19th century to the 21st century. These unique properties are part of the heritage, shaping the city, and making it more modern and appealing. This tour is conducted by car (Citröen E-Mehari), although there will naturally be the possibility of making stops together at the buildings. What we want to show you is our selection, our point of view on the modern and contemporary architecture of the city, from the perspective of a resident citizen, and not of an architect. There will be two versions of this route, one lasting 2 hours, focused only on the historic center of the city, and another longer one, lasting 3 and a half hours, which will include some of the main works of the renowned architect and Pritzker Prize winner, Álvaro Siza Vieira, located outside the historic center.

Amazing Views

During the tour we will take a few breaks at some of the most amazing buildings in Porto.

Weather Conditions

Given adverse weather conditions, we may be forced to reschedule or cancel the tour, safeguarding the safety of the passengers and the guide.

Local Guide

Both versions will be accompanied by a guide, who will provide information and curiosities about each building.

Pick up & Drop off

The Pick up & Drop off at the hotel is included.

Trip Itinerary

10:00 AM - Pickup
The tour may begin with a pick-up from the hotel where the customer is staying, by contacting the local guide in advance.
10:15 AM - Estação de São Bento, praça de Almeida Garrett
The São Bento station is considered one of the most beautiful stations in the world, and inside you will be dazzled by the 20,000 tiles painted by Jorge Colaço. S. Bento station was designed by José Marques da Silva.
10:20 AM - Mercado do Bolhão, rua Sá da Bandeira
Designed by António Correia da Silva
10:45 AM - Praça da Batalha
We will be stopping at Teatro Nacional São João, designed by J. Marques da Silva, and Batalha-Centro de Cinema, which has been recently renovated.
11:15 AM - Rua de Santa Catarina
On the way, we pass Santa Catarina Street, the main traditional shopping street of the city.
11:20 AM - Avenida dos Aliados (ascending direction)
Headquarters of Jornal de Noticias (old), by Marques da Silva, and the building of the City Hall by Correia da Silva.
11:40 AM - Avenida dos Aliados (descending direction)
Please be advised that due to the ongoing construction of the new metro station at Praça da Liberdade, it will not be possible to make a stop at this location. At the end of the avenue, there are two monumental buildings on both sides, which were designed by Marques da Silva.
11:45 AM - Rua de Sá da Bandeira, nº 633
Commercial Office and Apartment Building – Authorship: Arménio Losa/Cassiano Barbosa
12:00 AM - Casa da Música
We conclude the tour with a unique building that is already part of the city’s landscape, designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.
12:15 PM - Drop off
Return to the meeting point.

Tour Pricing

Age 6-12 with valid ID
  • Minimum booking for 2 people
  • Sightseeing
  • (VAT 6% Included)
13-99 years
  • Minimum booking for 2 people
  • Sightseeing
  • Written information will be provided.
  • (VAT 6% included)


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