The Most Photogenic Places In Porto

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Catarina Carneiro

Porto, this beautiful city, has wonderful places to photograph and where to be photographed. A photogenic, colourful and historical city with many places to discover on a walk through Porto’s alleys.

If you walk around Porto, take your camera or phone with you, and eternalize this city. Porto by Livraria Lello recommends the most photogenic places, the real postcards of Porto to visit and take as many pictures as you want.

Aliados Avenue

Avenida dos Aliados is the centre of Porto, a large boulevard with a great flow of people, with imposing buildings that make this one of the most interesting and beautiful avenues in Portuga.

Address: Avenida dos Aliados

From Livraria Lello: 7 min

Livraria Lello

Livraria Lello is the most beautiful bookshop in the world and it had to be part of the list of the most photogenic places in Porto. Take a picture in Livraria Lello’s iconic red staircase and take the opportunity to exchange the value of the entrance voucher for a book.

Address: Rua das Carmelitas, 144, Porto

Carmo and Carmelitas Church

In this magnificent building, there are two churches, because the nuns lived and worked in Carmelitas Church and the monks in Carmo Church.

The stunning facade of Igrejas do Carmo e dos Carmelitas with rococó style and the well-known blue and white tiles, spread around the city, attract the attention of everyone that walks by.

Address: Rua do Carmo, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 2 min

Joana Vasconcelos’ panel of tiles

In the northern facade of the building of Steak’n Shake, an American style restaurant, there is a panel of tiles designed by the contemporary artist Joana Vasconcelos. This colourful and modern panel is the chosen background for countless photos.

Address: Praça de Guilherme Gomes Fernandes, 67, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 2 min

São Bento Train Station

São Bento Train Station, whose atrium is decorated with 20 thousand blue and white tiles that illustrate the history of transports and of Portugal, is a magnificent building of the city of Porto.

Address: Praça Almeida Garrett, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 6 min

Ribeira

Ribeira is a historical area of Porto and it mirrors the essence of the city. The narrow streets, the colourful facades of the houses, Douro River and the Dom Luis I Bridge make Ribeira a beautiful place, the ideal scenario to photograph in Porto.

It is worthwhile crossing the Dom Luís I Bridge by the top level, where you can admire the exceptional view of the city of Porto and Gaia, two cities separated by the Douro River.

Address: Praça da Ribeira, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 10 min

Jardim do Morro

Jardim do Morro, in Vila Nova de Gaia, is a fantastic viewpoint for Douro and Porto. In 2017 were carried out construction works in this garden, turning it into a more pleasant and greener space, and as a consequence, turning it into a more photogenic space.

Address: Avenida da República, Vila Nova de Gaia

From Livraria Lello: 20 min

Igreja da Serra do Pilar

This church hides a viewpoint with a stunning view over the Douro River. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to photograph this landscape, neither to visit the church’s interior.

Address: Largo Aviz, Vila Nova de Gaia

From Livraria Lello: 24 min

Viewpoints

The viewpoints of Porto, for instance, Miradouro da Vitória, Miradouro Bandeirinha da Saúde, provide amazing landscapes of the city and they are perfect backgrounds for pictures.

Almas Chapel

This chapel, in Rua de Santa Catarina, with an impressive facade of white and blue tiles that portray the life of Santa Catarina and the life of São Francisco de Assis, is very often chosen as a background by people who want to take wonderful pictures. Make the most out of your visit to this city and eternalize this moment and the city of Porto.

Address: Rua de Santa Catarina, 428, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 15 min

Porto City Park

Porto City Park is the ideal place to relax and breathe fresh air. Visit the green spaces of this park and seize the opportunity by taking photos in one of the biggest city parks in Portugal.

Address: Estrada Interior da Circunvalação, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 41 minutes by bus, 500 STCP bus

Casa da Música

Casa da Música is a majestic building of contemporary architecture, that has become an icon of Porto. It is a popular building for taking photographs both on the inside and outside of Casa da Música, due to its peculiar style.

Address: Avenida da Boavista, 604, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 29 min

Fundação de Serralves

In Serralves you will find a beautiful scenery that will not let you resist the desire of taking photos in this colourful space full of life. Take a long walk along Serralves garden and be amazed when you finally see the famous pink house of Art Deco style.

Address: Rua D. João de Castro, 210, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 29 minutes by bus, 207 STCP bus