TukTuk Porto – Baroque

From EUR €20.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Porto, Porto

TUKTOUR PORTO, Invites you to enter this ancient city that gave its name to Portugal and has a wine known around the world – the Port Wine. Heritage since 1996, the “invincible” is spiritually baroque.

With TUKTOUR PORTO, you discover Aliados Avenue, a beautiful avenue, originally named Allied Nations Avenue, which was opened in 1916 after a renovation plan for the city center connecting the Trinity and Liberty squares. 

A first look of the church on board our electric tuks “Santo Antonio dos Congregados” that was inaugurated on 8th December 1680 is dedicated to Saint Anthony whose interior murals represent scenes from his life. Its baroque façade of the 17th century is covered with “azulejos”.

Our guide TUKTOUR PORTO tells you the story of the train station “Estacão São Bento” Built in the early twentieth century under the reign of D. Carlos and D. Amelia where stood the convent of Saint Benedict Ave Maria, the inauguration took place in 1896, while the official opening of the line was November 7, 1916. A cover designed glass and cast iron The architect Marques da Silva.

TUKTOUR PORTO, suggests a break at “Se Catedral” Romanesque whose construction began in the 12th century. It is the oldest monument in Porto. Some say that the first stone was laid by Queen D. Teresa. Many changes over the centuries have reduced its austere appearance. You can see on its facade a beautiful rosette of the 13th century, its marble interior and paintings of Nasoni.

Then the Church of “Santa Clara” “Igreja de Santa Clara”, gothic origin built in the 15th century whose interior was covered with gold leaves in the first half of the eighteenth century..

We will cross the river Douro by Infante bridge to reach Vila Nova de Gaia and its magnificent Monastery Serra do Pilar a unique perspective of the bridge on Luis 1st bridge Built between 1881 and 1886 by the engineer Théophile Seyrig, and Maria Pia Bridge, built by Gustave Eiffel

Back aboard our Tuk Tuks we’ll return to Porto The place Batalha and the théâtre São João du XIXe century, Santa Catarina street and the famous “Majestic cafe” from 1920 in a neoclassic style where a part of the city’s history was written. We go back to “Carmo Church” 18th century passing through Liberdade Square, In 1911 the front side was coated with a panel of blue and white “azulejos ” representing the imposition of the Scapular Mont “Carmelo ” the Virgin Mary.

Then The museum of photography “Centro Português de Fotografia” former prison of the 18th century, and new stop with TUKTOUR PORTO at the Lello bookshop, Gothic inspiration founded in 1904, dedicated to literature in a magnificent library in the center of which stands the carved wooden staircase that inspired a scene from Harry Potter.

Finally, The Clerigos Tower, “Igreja e Torre dos Clérigos” representation of baroque style in the heart of the city, the work of the mid-18th century began exactly its construction in 1732. 

You can admire the “Palacio da Bolsa”. Construction began October 6, 1842, Tuscan and neoclassical architecture of the eighteenth century, as well as English and Arabic influences. Inside the Arab living parallelogram is beautiful.

We’ll pass Nova da Alfandega street with its colorful houses and in front of “Casa do Infante” one of the most charismatic buildings of the city where some argue that D.Henrique Infante was born there in 1394.

And so our Baroque tour will finish!

Starting point: Next to Torre dos Clérigos

Duration: 1h30 

Return Details: Returns to the original departure point.

*Pick-up/Drop-off is not included but is available as an extra!

Pick Ups and Drop Offs are subjected to traffic limitations

*If you have trouble booking, please send us an email on info@tuktour.com

* Please bear in mind that this experience is a 1h30 Tuk Tuk Tour, this means that In the event of traffic or any other restrictions beyond our control, this may lead to changes regarding the planned stops in order to meet the schedule.