Cathedral of Oporto: The heart of Porto

11,99

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Cathedral of Oporto: The heart of Porto

11,99

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Overview

  • 1h 40min
  • 72 stories
  • 0.44km distance
  • 17 stops

More than just a witness to history, the Cathedral of Porto is a major  actor in the city’s narrative. A place of legends and artistic imagination, it sits at the heart of the city’s historical centre. Discover the secrets and architectural details that hide behind – and on – its walls!

Waltz in the Oporto Cathedral with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of Porto. Start your tour from the Terreiro da Sé and continue on to discover the The Western Façadel before going in to get fascinated by its amazing treasures.

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the Oporto Cathedral with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * The Oporto Cathedral has no entrance fee. However some parts inside the Cathedral might have an admission fee. The entrance tickets are not included.

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Pena Ventosa

Once called Pena Ventosa, or Windy Cliff, the first pre-Roman settlements of the city were built here. The first foundations of the Cathedral date back to the 6th century, when the Episcopal See was first transferred from Lousada to the city of Oporto, and the Suebi built the first defensive wall that surrounded the hill. Although at first a humble chapel was constructed on the ruins of a pre-roman temple, efforts were made to expand it, but by the 8th century, the arrival of Islamic forces halted its construction. Efforts to build a Cathedral would be repeatedly hindered as the attacks proceeded, until finally, in the 11th century, after driving Islamic forces out and the diocese was officially reinstated, the first Cathedral was built, just a little south from where it stands today.

Ana Santos

Ana is an art historian, tour guide and creative writer from the city of Almada, Portugal, with a Bachelor Degree in Art History and a Post-Graduate Degree in Museum Studies. She has collected an assortment of random facts about the country and is glad to share them with the world.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges
  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Entrance ticket to the Cathedral of Oporto
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance ticket to the Cathedral of Oporto
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)

The location

Address

Terreiro da Sé, 4050-573 Porto, Portugal

Directions to starting point

There is no meeting point. The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the entrance of the Oporto Cathedral (Terreiro da Sé, 4050-573 Porto, Portugal). The easiest way to get there is by the bus station L.go 1º Dezembro (4000-160 Porto, Portugal), and then walking 200 meters towards the Cathedral.

Finishing point

The tour ends at the entrance of the Cathedral

Important information

Opening hours

April – October: 9 am –  6:30 pm.

November – March: 9 am –  5:30pm

Christmas and Easter: closed.

Additional admission

Admission fees are not included in this product

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for some parts of the Oporto Cathedral are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
  • Please consider that admission fees for some parts of the Oporto Cathedral are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Please note that dress code is strictly enforced at St Mark’s Basilica. Shoulders must be covered and men must wear long trousers while women must not have skirts shorter than knee length
  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Please note that dress code is strictly enforced at St Mark’s Basilica. Shoulders must be covered and men must wear long trousers while women must not have skirts shorter than knee length

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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