Stop for a Port and Tonic over one of the best views over the city.
Dinner in traditional restaurant and welcome lecture about Porto’s modern architecture history.
Transfer back to your hotel.
2nd day – History and 19th century
AM – Tour with a history scholar: visit the main monuments of Porto that show the history of the city’s archictecture: The Cathedral and the Church of S. Francisco as well as the Clerigos Tower, the popular Ribeira are some exemples.
From the 19th century and as an exemple of the importance the city achieved we have to point out the D. Maria Bridge by Eiffel, the Alfandega Building, the S. Bento Train Station, the Stock Exchange Palace, the Majestic Café.
Porto’s architecture is quite carachetristic, with its narrow buildings in dark granite blocks and glaze titles.
Lunch and rest of the day free.
Some options for your afternoon:
– visit of an archictectural practice.
– private visit to House and Museum of Serralves.
– Private visit to Casa da Musica
Diner in the area of Miguel Bombarda Street, where art and night life meet.
3rd day – Archictecture History of Porto
Tour with an architect.
Porto is home of 2 Pritzker prizes: Siza Vieira and Souto Moura. But there were others that preceded them and made possible for them to grow.
This morning is dedicated to those that didn’t had the same international oportunities but still did an amazing job.
4th day – On the path of Siza Vieira and Souto Moura
Tour with an architect, visiting major works of Siza Vieira and Souto Moura.
We will focus mostly in Matosinhos, the town of Siza Vieira, and we will see how the work of these two important names of modern architecture are connected.
Free afternoon for you to explore the city by yourselve or extend the visit to Braga Football Stadium.
5th day – Prepare to leave…
Free day to explore the city or join our special tour of Urban Regeneration.
We will choose buildings or projects that you can visit. These visits will be escorted by the architects envolved in the regeneration process.
Mid afternoon meet to visit on of Porto wine lodge and a farewell Sunset Douro Cruise.