A cheap tram ticket is all it costs to make the trip to Foz do Douro. The journey comes complete with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and passes the Museum of the Tram for more information about your chosen mode of transport. You can also take tram no. 18 from Rua do Carmo. On the way, observe the exterior tile panelling on the Church of Carmo and the imposing Neo-classic façade of the Santo António Hospital. Avenue Montevideu, with its restaurants and terraces, is an ideal stop for a drink and a rest.
Walk the Se Route, leading from the Se Cathedral and Episcopal palace as far as São Bento station, with its tile panels by Jorge Colaço depicting the history of Portugal. On the way, admire the São João Theatre façade and experience the bustle of Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, one of the central shopping thoroughfares of this historic centre.
Wander the riverside following the Ribeira Circuit. Taking you down from São Nicolau to the Traders Palace past Casa do Infante, one of the city’s defining landmarks, and across the Ribeira Square to the riverfront. On Rua Ferreira Borges, there is an imposing building that is home to the Institute of Port. Take a short walk as far as the Ferreira Borges Marketplace to see a fine example of wrought iron architecture. Some of the best such ironwork in Porto, rivalling the Maria Pia and D. Luis I Bridges.
There is also the Miragaia Circuit taking you past the Clube Inglês and along the well-preserved streets of Belmonte and Miragaia. It also takes you past the Palace of Sereias (Mermaids), one of the city’s most noble residences.