Architecture route

This is a collection of works by one of the most significant Portuguese architects.

Showcase the most emblematic buildings

Did you know that Porto is renowned for its significant contributions to architecture? Including works by Pritzker Prize laureates. Álvaro Siza is a renowned Portuguese architect, celebrated for his poetic modernist buildings that harmoniously blend with their surroundings. This tour offers a glimpse into Porto's rich architectural tapestry, showcasing the works of Alvaro Siza, one of its most distinguished architects. Whether you are an architecture aficionado or a curious traveler, the buildings and structures in Porto are sure to inspire and impress. Let's embark on a tour of stunning architectural marvels that seamlessly blend with their natural surroundings. Even though my degree is in Fine Art (Painting) and not Architecture, I have always been fascinated by the interplay between interior/exterior spaces, building scales, and how they interact with public spaces.

Amazing Views

During the tour, we will take a few breaks at some of the most amazing buildings in Porto and Matosinhos (Leça da Palmeira).

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

Visitors will have a guide to provide information and interesting facts about each building.

Pick up & Drop off

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

Trip Itinerary

9:30 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.
9:45 AM - São Bento Railway Station
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.
10:00 AM - Trindade Metro Station
Designed by Souto de Moura
10:15 AM - Bairro da Bouça
10:45 AM - Faculty of Architecture (UP)
On the way, we pass this amazing building on the top of the riverside bank, designed by Álvaro Siza.
11:15 AM - Serralves Foundation
The Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by the renowned architect Álvaro Siza, can be visited at the end of the tour or I can drop you off there.
11:45 AM - Casa de Chá da Boa Nova (Tea house)
12:15 PM - Pool of Tides
12:30 PM - Four House - Casa Fernando Neto
12:45 PM - Casa da Arquitectura
Portuguese Centre for Architecture
1:00 PM - End of the Tour
At the city center or by the Serralves Foundation.

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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