Stunning monuments in the city of Porto
Porto is also known as the “undefeated city” thanks to its invincible people, that were pioneers in discovering the unknown, which left trails of great heritage value in every street. Explore the city's historic landmarks.
Clérigos Church and Tower
It is unthinkable to visit Porto without falling upon of the most emblematic buildings in the North of Portugal. With more than 70 meters and 240 steps, the Clérigos Tower offers one of the best views of the city. Moon & Sun Porto, a 5-minute walk from the Tower, has a rooftop with a privileged view over this National Monument.
Palácio da Bolsa
At 12 minutes from the hotel, Palácio da Bolsa stands out in the city environment, being a building characterized by its wealth and elegance. Rebuilt under what was left of the fire at the Convent of São Francisco, the monument is full of interesting divisions and details, especially in the Arabe Salon, whose aesthetics recall the Alhambra palace.
Although construction began in 1336, during the reign of King Afonso IV, the monument was only completed under orders from King Fernando, thus adopting his name. To this day, only two sections of the wall remain, known as the Guindais Wall and the Caminho Novo Wall. Visit this 14th-century monument on a 14-minute ride away.
Chapel of Souls
In downtown Porto, there is one of the most photogenic places of the city, which attracts the eye of locals and tourists thanks to the beautiful blue tiles that cover the monument. Santa Catarina Chapel, also known as Chapel of Souls thanks to the Sisterhood of Souls and Wounds, is just 13 minutes from Moon & Sun Porto, so you can catch a glimpse of Eduardo Leite’s artwork.