Tradition and Modernity: Shopping in the North of Portugal – Day 3: Amazing architecture of the city of Himarains.

Today will take place entirely in the small but authentic city of Himarains. Our plans include visiting the various architectural monuments that this place is so famous for, as well as walking through a variety of shops.
Tradition and Modernity: Shopping in the North of Portugal

Trip duration: 7 days

Alexey Lukin

Sé Catedral do Porto


Remember to read the main business cards of Porto before you leave. One of the most significant architectural monuments is the Cathedral. It is located in the heart of the city, in its historical part and belongs to the XII century. Its light interior gives the feeling of flying in. Don't miss the opportunity to feel it on yourself.

Livraria Lello


A more modern and much more unusual monument is located nearby. It is a famous bookstore, recognized as one of the most beautiful and exquisite in terms of architecture. You have to pay to enter this place. However, the board is worth it, because the famous Joan Rowling was inspired by the mysterious and magical atmosphere of bookshelves, wooden stairs and softly poured light through the carved railing in the writing of his epic by Harry Potter.

Museu do Vinho do Porto


Another place worth your attention is the Port Museum. Here you will not only taste real and quality wine of different ages, but also learn something about its production, storage and taste. It is best to make an appointment in advance about the excursion, as well as to take into account that the museum does not work on Mondays.


Sushi Restaurants, Asian Restaurants

Lunch in an elegant and pleasant place, where the highest level of not only serving and quality of dishes, but also the accuracy of table layout and appearance of the premises. The staff here is very attentive, the atmosphere is friendly and hospitable, leisurely and calm. That's what you need, as a bright accent of pleasant impressions before you leave.

9 séculos

One of the main cultural attractions in the city of Himarains is the 9 séculos Art Gallery. Her building is distinguished by its characteristic architectural style, and the interior decoration is elegant and aesthetic. Paintings by various artists are exhibited here. Also here you can buy a variety of gifts and souvenirs.

Forno da Vila


Have dinner at the cozy Forno da Vila restaurant. The menu is always fresh and diverse, based on the original national recipes of the region.