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Porto - A Liberal Heart and 20,000 Unique Tiles

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A Liberal Heart and 20,000 Unique Tiles

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(290 reviews)
Aliados, Porto, Portugal
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Let's go to the heart of Porto, the city's most central and busy spot: Aliados. We'll see the City Hall, the 1900's glorious buildings and discover the story of our loved King, that gave his heart to Porto and named us "Invictas". Then, we'll enter the old monastery that was turned into a train station, but looks more like an art gallery! With an amazing 20.000 blue and white Portuguese "azulejos" (glazed tiles), let's understand a bit more about tiles and also about the history of this country, "reading" together the gigantic historical panels, painted by the talented Jorge Colaço. Did you know that our Train Station of São Bento is considered one of the most beautiful in the world?! Get your cameras ready and let's go...


Meet Sara Mello

Sara Mello

Sara has being working in Tourism since 2007 and became a Certified Guide in 2018. After working as a Lawyer, Economics teacher, Musical Public Relations and in the Port Wine Cellars, she found her true calling in Professional Guiding. And didn't hesitate to change her life to follow her heart and reach that goal! A passionate traveller herself, she gathered all of this vast professional experience to give a different twist and create city tours she would like to be part of! Living in Porto forever, you'll see the city in the perspective of a true local, that finds personal memories in every story, sight, colour or smell of this city she embraced as hers. She wants to take you by the hand and make you fall in love with this ancient UNESCO World Heritage gem. Meet its proud people and unique soul: after all, the city that gave Portugal its name!


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Porto with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Porto. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Margarida Mello🇵🇹 Porto, Portugal ..

31 July 2021

❤️

Noreene, Lancaster, PA .

28 July 2021

I've taken this tour once before with another guide, and thought I knew what to expect. But I was wrong--there was so much to soak in and enjoy. The tiles are the highlight of the tour, of course, and they are spectacular. Like pieces of some gigantic jigsaw puzzle, each tile represents only a small part of the overall picture. How it all comes together is astounding, evidenced by the beautiful mosaics throughout the train station. The station itself is an architectural wonder, certainly worth the visit. What a fascinating tour! Sara also took us around the area where the station is located, pointing out architecture and explaining the history of this seaport city. An absolutely beautiful tour, a real treat for the eyes and the mind. Enjoy!

Nataliia F.

26 July 2021

very professional and well prepared tour

Margaret N.

26 July 2021

So informative and unique. Love Sara's tours!

Justin B.

26 July 2021

Sara Mello delivered a fantastic tour yesterday night in Porto, starting in a very nice typical street, flowers street with some beautiful street art (including a huge cat) and then the amazing train station with 20000 tiles 👍. ALL the explanation about historical facts and also the explanation how to make a tile were super interesting! The Twilight was so beautiful that transport me to the magnificent city of Porto! The old Imperial cafe in the aliados avenue and its Inside were absolutely breathtaking ❤️ the city hall very interesting and the buildings in the surrounding area opponent and beautiful. Enjoyed very much and I'm very grateful that Sara can keep spending time with us, viewers of Heygo. I know it's not easy but it's an enormous pleasure to have Sara as your tour guide!!! 👏👏👏 Thank you ❣️


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