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THE ROOTS OF HARRY POTTER FREE TOUR

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  • Porto
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

Take is a small local company that wants to show its cities to the world. We have a team of talented and passionate guides who want to show you the nooks and crannies, secrets and stories of our unforgettable city. Come and discover Lisbon, Porto, Braga and Guimarães and all the charms and charisma of Portugal. 2018, 2019 & 2020 Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Take is a small local company that wants to show its cities to the world. We have a team of talented and passionate guides who want to show you the nooks and crannies, secrets and stories of our unforgettable city. Come and discover Lisbon, Porto, Braga and Guimarães and all the charms and charisma of Portugal. 2018, 2019 & 2020 Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

About the Tour

The most magical Free Tour of Porto starts at the emblematic São Bento Station. Did you know that the famous creator of Harry Potter lived in the city of Porto and that this wonderful city is one of her sources of inspiration? We will discover throughout the tour the relationship between the world's most famous wizard, Harry Potter, and the enchanted city of Porto. We will discover the relationship between Harry Potter and the magical city of Porto. Our adventure begins at one of the most beautiful stations in the world between platforms 3 and 4. We know that stations have a great importance in J.K. Rowlings' life and this is the ideal gateway to begin our bewitched journey. The next stop could only be Café Majestic, the most beautiful cafe in town, where the British woman came almost daily to write the first book of the saga. We will then pass by the Atlantic Palace to admire Jorge Barradas's murals and meet the adventure of the heroic Portuguese people. There is a fantastic animal scattered around the city of Porto, the famous Dragon! Do you want to know the mythology of dragons that appears along the literary saga and their relationship with the Portuguese people? We will talk about it at our next stop: Praça da Liberdade. Then we will stop in front of the Palace of Justice to discover who is António de Oliveira Salazar, the historical character who was the inspiration to create the Slytherin house. Here we will reflect on heroes and villains. Next we will arrive at the University of Porto, where we will discover seven emblems of Portuguese culture that keep the country's soul alive. There were also seven of Lord Voldemort's horcruxes!  Last stop? Of course we couldn't finish the walk without passing by the iconic Lello bookshop, the most beautiful bookshop in the world and even more famous for its connection to the Harry Potter saga. All the mysteries of this magical relationship will be revealed in front of its fascinating façade.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Inside the Station next to Jeronymo Pastry Shop | Guide with the Magic Wand and Glasses

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Mon, 04 Oct 14:30
  • English
    Mon, 11 Oct 14:30
  • English
    Mon, 18 Oct 14:30

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (4)

MOUAD 09/17/2021

Un tour mágico, como no. Trato muy cercano por parte del guía Vini, una estupenda persona que hará florecer tu lado más friki de Harry Potter, enseñandote cada detalle de la preciosa ciudad de Oporto que inspiró en gran parte a nuestra querida escritora. Simplemente fabuloso, ¡gracias Vini!

Jose Angel 09/12/2021

Nuestro Gurú, Vini, fue encantador, con adultos y niñ@s. Tiene montado un tour muy ameno mezclando historia de Porto con la Saga Harry Potter. Sin duda 110% recomendable!! Moito obrigado Vini!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Daniel 07/30/2021

Marisol 09/25/2020

5.0(4) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(4) Ratings