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The Sinister Porto - Creepy Stories of the City

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 17, 2019

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

We start in Rua das Flores, the place where a great misfortune was committed for the whole city that to this day is still unsolved. 
We'll see one of the best viewpoints in Porto (Vitoria). 

Unfortunately, not everything is beautiful since the place is related to one of the darkest periods of Portuguese history. We'll visit the old jail to tell you bizarre stories about famous prisoners. Afterward, we'll go to a romantic garden that hides the most terrible stories of Porto.

Let's stop for a while to learn about the students with black capes, rituals, and where we could find them conspiring against the dictatorship. We'll continue along Carlos Alberto Square and tell you about the horrors of our Dictatorship and the heroic acts of the Portuguese Army. 

Finally, we'll finish with some incredible views. A little further away from the city center, we like the silence, the darkness, and the gloom. This place - the Palácio de Cristal Gardens - is perfect to tell you about the violent legend behind the name of Vila Nova de Gaia. 

Also, it is perfect to explain to you about the Saudade and the crazy (and horrifying) love acts that happened because of that Portuguese feeling.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    R. das Flores 15, 4050-265 Porto, Por...
    R. das Flores 15, 4050-265 Porto, Portugal
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    Our guides are waiting for you with an orange umbrella. Prepare yourself for this amazing walking tour. Bring confortable shoes and a big smile.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Rua das Flores
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Miradouro da Vitoria
  • 3
    Free admission
    Antiga Cadeia da Relação do Porto
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Café Piolho / Âncora d'Ouro
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Praça de Carlos Alberto
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Torre de Pedro-Sem
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Crystal Palace Gardens

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Brenda 15 Apr 2024
Nord de Palma District

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Ana tiene muchísimos conocimientos y es encantadora. Te cuenta detalles de la ciudad y de su historia adaptando la información a los gustos de los asistentes también. Recomendable 100%
Elena 01 Apr 2024
Madrid

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Many thanks Ana for an interesting walk and stories. It was fun and a nice training for legs and a beautiful fado at the end!
YA-YEN 25 Mar 2024
Angers

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
You can definitely hear different stories from Porto for this tour. Since it's a small group, you can have a lot of interactions with the tour guide and ask questions. The tour guide is kindly to respond to you, and the legends and stories are quite interesting and surprising, highly recommend! Thank you so much!
Julius 18 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Very very nice guide, great tour.
Maria 11 Mar 2024
Lima

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Un tour muy interesante y Catarina la mejor!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 2 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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