Porto card: discover the city

As in Lisbon, Porto offers the Porto card to visit the city in an economical and easy way. Porto is the second most visited city in Portugal, it is right that tourists are offered a comfortable option like a tourist pass. Includes some museums in the city and other visits with important discounts such as Torre de Los Clérigos, the Serralves Foundation or the Military Museum. Here the complete guide of Porto!

 

Palácio da Bolsa
Palácio da Bolsa

FARES AND WHERE BUY IT

It is possible to purchase the Port Card at the airport or at the tourist offices. You can buy the Porto card online, there are two options for collection:

Option 1: mail delivery. Delivery to be expected between 8 to 20 days (Out of Europe 30 days)
Option 2: picking up at the Tourism Office “Centro” (Rua Clube dos Fenianos 25, Porto)

There are two ways of Porto card, one with and one without transport. Prices are as follows:
1 day: € 6 / € 13 with transport
2 days: € 10 / € 20 with transport
3 days: € 13 / € 25 with transport
4 days: € 15 / € 33 with transport

 

Torre de Los Clérigos
Torre de Los Clérigos

WHAT INCLUDES THE PORTO CARD

WITHOUT TRANSPORTS:

  • Free entrance for 6 Museums: the Archaeological Museum, the Junqueiro War House Museum or the Romantic Museum, etc.
  • Discount up to 20% in 21 Restaurants
  • 50% discount on Port Wine Cellars
  • 35% World of Discoveries, Interactive Museum & Theme Park
  • 30% discount at SEA LIFE
  • Great discounts for over 100 points of interest: 40% cruises on the Douro River, 25% panoramic buses, restaurants, 50% Port Wine cellars, shops, 40% theme centers, nightlife and entertainment, tours in Porto, Douro and Minho, bicycle and car rental…
  • Guide with information
  • Official City Map

Discounts guided visit to Casa da Música, 25% Palácio da Bolsa, and 25% on the panoramic bus. Up to 25% in more than 50 tourist tours in Porto and the North of Portugal. All the information here!

WITH TRANSPORTS:

  • Free accesses and discounts
  • Unlimited access to public transportation withing the card’s validity period: metro, STCP’s network buses (all lines, all the way) and CP Porto – Comboios de Portugal’s urban trains, from Valongo, Trofa to Espinho​, as well as private transport operators – several bus lines (Valpi, Espírito Santo, Gondomarense, Maia Transportes, Maré, MGC, A. Nogueira da Costa, Auto Viação Pacense and Auto Viação Landim).

 

Carmo Church
Carmo Church

ADMISSIONS

Lello Library 5€  9:30 to 20:00
Seu (Cathedral)

Cloister

Free

3,50€

9:00 to 12:30 / from 14:30 to 19:00 (cloister from 9:00 to 18:30)
Carmo Church Free 8:30 to 12:30/15:00 to 19:00 
Teleférico de Gaia 6€
Santo Ildefonso Church Free 8:30 to 12:30/15:00 to 19:00 
Clérigos Church 5€ (-25% with Porto Card)  9:30 to 19:00
Port Wine Museum 2,20€ (free with Porto Card) 10:00 to 17:30
Palacio da Bolsa 10€ (-25% with Porto Card) 9:00 to 18:30
Casa do Infante  2,20€ (free with Porto Card) 10:00 to 17:30

 

Sé (Cathedral)
Seu (Cathedral)

CONCLUSION

As for the price of the Porto card, is much lower than the prices you can in cities like Paris or London. This does not mean that the attractions are much less than in European capitals like these.

Regarding what it includes, I personally think they should include major tourist attractions like Palácio da Bolsa (which costs € 10). I think it gives the tourist much more incentive to buy the pass.

Transport issue, considering that the line connecting the city to the airport is not included, I choose the card without transport. Porto is a very beautiful city to discover by walking, and with very short distances. Conclusion My advice is to buy a 24-hour card without transport.

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