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5 Places With Exquisite Design in Porto

5 Places With Exquisite Design in Porto – Summertime’s over but the good weather and high temperatures didn’t go with it… Tourism time it isn’t over yet, so here are some of the best spots with exquisite design to visit in Porto, Portugal.


Nowadays, Porto (one of the oldest cities in Europe) is considered one of the best destinations if you are a design lover. The city itself breathes art and exquisite design, that’s why it was considered a World Heritage by UNESCO. Home of two architecture prize winners, Álvaro Siza Vieira, and arch. Eduardo Souto Moura, the “Invicta” city is like an open-air museum.

5 Places With Exquisite Design in Porto

Covet Douro

The first stop is the Covet Douro. This destination it’s dedicated to the true interior design fans. Located just a few minutes away from the famous Ribeira, this project it’s the ultimate experience of lived-design specially conceived for all design lovers worldwide. An ancient three-floor waterfront mansion, with a  timeless scenario, has personalized rooms decorated with prestigious design brands like Boca do Lobo, BrabbuEssential Home and DelightFULL.It is considered one of the best showrooms in town because it shows you the potential of luxury design.

I can give you a selection of pictures or explanations, but you will get it if you see for yourself… So, take a look:

Website: https://www.covethouse.eu/covet-showrooms/covet-douro/
Address: Avenida Clube de Caçadores 4604, 4515-654 Porto, Portugal

5 Places With Exquisite Design in Porto

5 Places With Exquisite Design in Porto

Serralves Foundation

Another mandatory destination for you to visit in this beautiful city is definitely the Serralves Foundation and its amazing gardens. This place composed with the museum, a masterpiece building created by the one and only architect Álvaro Siza Vieira; the Art Deco Villa and its gardens, scattered with pieces of art. So remember if you’re near the “Foz”, don’t forget to take a walk on this amazing spot.

Website: http://serralves.pt/
Address: Rua Dom João de Castro 210, 4150-417 Porto

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5 Places With Exquisite Design in Porto

5 Places With Exquisite Design in Porto

Palácio de Cristal & Pavilhão Rosa Mota

The palace itself was a building that had existed in our city, later demolished, so actually, you are going to visit the beautiful romantic gardens, named Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, that remains intact.  The original building gave rise to the current Pavilhão Rosa Mota, the stage of multiple shows. It is a place full of several avenues, woods, and belvederes, where you can contemplate and fall in love for the city of Porto.

Address: Rua de Dom Manuel II 282, 4050-378 Porto

5 Places With Exquisite Design in Porto

5 Places With Exquisite Design in Porto

São Bento Train Station

The amazing building it’s majorly famous for the tile panels (an ancient Portuguese craft) on the inside, depicting historical scenes. It dates back to 1893, but the tiles were installed between 1905 and 1906 by a renowned Portuguese artist, Jorge Colaço. The other good news is that you don’t have to pay for it. It’s FREE! Anyone that it’s about to catch a train, that is visiting the city or just arrived in Porto by trains will take a chance to look at this amazing artwork.

Address: Praça Almeida Garrett, 4000-069 Porto

5 Places With Exquisite Design in Porto

5 Places With Exquisite Design in Porto

Lello Bookshop

This destination’s one of the most search places in Portugal. And you know why? The magic place that inspired J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter saga. Near Torre dos Clérigos, Lello Bookshop has been voted as one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. The 1906’s building has an Art Nouveau façade and Neo-gothic details.

Website: https://www.livrarialello.pt/
Address: Rua das Carmelitas 144, 4050-161 Porto

To be continued…


Source: Welcome to Porto: Discover The Porto City Guide for Design Lovers

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