Explore Bonfim

One day in Bonfim

One day in Bonfim

 Alone or accompanied, there are many things to explore and discover in Bonfim. Are you looking for something different in Porto city? If so, this tour is perfect for you! Walk by the parish and be dazzled by the pieces of art, heritage and people of Bonfim. At the end of the tour relax and enjoy the beautiful view of Douro river and Vila Nova de Gaia. At the end of the day, recharge your batteries in one of Bonfim restaurants.

 

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A - Porto Oriental Gallery

Address: Rua Barros de Lima, 851

GPS coordinates: 41.153971, -8.5952482

Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

The gallery is settled in an old house from 1904, which was recovered and enlarged to receive expositions and different artistic events. The gallery shows drawings, painting, sculpture and photography, of Portuguese and foreign artists, of various ages. Moreover, the gallery supports and encourage new artists and their creations. (Learn more...)

B - Bonfim Church

Address: Alameda de Cláudio Carneiro

GPS coordinates: 41.1513876, -8.5928278

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. | Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Public holidays: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The construction of the actual Bonfim Church began on 7th of September of 1874. The project drawn by José Luís Nogueira Júnior and António Sardinha was implemented in 1894, when the main façade of the church and its south tower were completed. The north tower was completed in 1902 by João Gonçalves de Oliveira Torres. Bonfim Church has a neoclassical style and is one of the most beautiful and majestic churches of the city of Porto. (Learn more...)

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C - António Carneiro House and Workshop

Address: Rua de António Carneiro, 363

GPS coordinates: 41.149717, -8.593906

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Cost: Free

In 1920, the painter and poet António Carneiro built a house to establish the family atelier and the residence of his musician son Cláudio Carneiro. The building was designed by Manuel Duarte Moreira de Sá e Melo and Álvaro Pinto de Miranda. Here you can appreciate some pieces of art and objects that are in the exhibitions rooms, such as painting materials, documents, books, photography, and many paintings of António Carneiro and family. (Learn more...)

D - Bonfim Parish Council

Address: Campo 24 Agosto, 294, 4300-506 Porto

GPS coordinates: 41.1482926,-8.5985598

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

The Bonfim Parish Council is installed in a building dating from the early nineteenth century that was owned by Francisco Diogo de Sousa Cyrne de Madureira Alcoforado. In 1890, this building was bought by the Bonfim Parish Council that established its headquarters in it in 1955. (Learn more...)

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E - Municipal Library of Porto

Address: Rua de Dom João IV, 17

GPS coordinates: 41.1461119, -8.6018792

Opening hours: From 15th of July to 15th of September – Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | From 16th of September to 14th of July – Monday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Cost: Free

The Municipal Library of Porto is located in the former Convent of Saint Anthony of the City, a building dating from the eighteenth century. This convent was extinct after the «Cerco do Porto» (Siege of Porto) along with other religious institutions. In 1833, the Municipal Library of Porto was founded by decree of D. Pedro IV, and initially it was located in Cordoaria. The Library was installed in this building only in 1842, after some adjustments. It is much appreciated for its special funds, from Middle Ages to the present day. (Learn more...)

F - Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto

Address: Avenida Rodrigues de Freitas, 265-269

GPS coordinates: 41.1457864, -8.6008264

Opening hours: -

Cost: Free

The Faculty of Fine Arts is installed in an old palatial house from the nineteenth century whose construction was requested by its owner António Ribeiro Fernandes Forbes, a Portuguese man that was emigrated in Brazil. The building was only concluded after his death by his wife Maria do Carmo Rodrigues Forbes. A few years later, the owner of this building was José Teixeira da Silva Braga who designed the lush garden that can be found inside the property with the help of the Belgian landscaper Florent Claes, who introduced several rare and exotic flora species. (Learn more...)

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G - Porto Military Museum

Address: Rua do Heroísmo, 329

GPS coordinates: 41.146034, -8.594929

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Saturday and public holidays: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Sunday: 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Children up to 6 years: Free | From 7 to 17 years: 1€ | From 18 to 65 years: 3€ | Seniors: 1€ | Families: 3,5 € to 6€ | Militaries and family: Free | First Sunday of the month: Free | PortoCard: 50% of discount

The building where Porto Military Museum is installed is an majestic palatial house, with classical architectonic elements and a rectangular plan. In this museum you will be able to visit many rooms of expositions that are dedicated to miniatures, uniforms, small arms and heavy artillery pieces. There are also some rooms that are dedicated to political and military events that took place in Porto. (Learn more...)

H - Prado do Repouso Cemetery

Address: Largo do Padre Baltazar Guedes

GPS coordinates: 41.1416587, -8.5954994

Opening hours: Everyday from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Prado do Repouso Cemetery was inaugurated in 1839. Considered as an open-air museum, this cemetery includes one of the best art collections of the city of Porto, bringing together works by renowned artists such as Soares dos Reis. There are also numerous buildings with historical and artistic value, built at the request of personalities of Porto that lie there. (Learn more...)

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I - College of Orphans Viewpoint

Address: Largo do Padre Baltazar Guedes

GPS coordinates: 41.141239112112, -8.5956001281738

The College of Orphans Viewpoint allows a privileged view of the famous Maria Pia Bridge (1877) by Gustave Eiffel and St. John Bridge (1991) by Edgar Cardoso. The view of Vila Nova de Gaia is also noteworthy. (Learn more...)

J - Fontainhas Viewpoint

Address: Alameda das Fontainhas

GPS coordinates: 41.1428494,-8.6014588

The area of Fontainhas is located in the southern end of Bonfim and is a must-visit area for those who want to contemplate the landscape of Douro, Vila Nova de Gaia and the city of Porto itself. In this viewpoint you can enjoy relaxing moments full of breath-taking sceneries. You can see the Douro River and its activities; the margin of Vila Nova de Gaia and Serra do Pilar Monastery; and you can also see four bridges of Porto: Luís I, Infante, Maria Pia and St. John Bridge. The area of Fontainhas is also a popular location on St. John Festival. (Learn more...)

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