Best Sunset Spots in Porto, Portugal

Best Sunset Spots in Porto, Portugal

When you are in Porto there is one thing that you cannot miss, and that is to watch the sunset at one of the incredible viewpoints. Because the city is located on a set of hills many terraces provide a look over the city and river. To make sure you visit the sunset spots in Porto, I’ve made a list. 

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Beautiful Sunset Spots in Porto, Portugal

Miradouro da Serra do Pilar

On the Southside of the Ponte Luis I bridge there is a church/monastery called Miradouro da Serra do Pilar. From the bridge, it’s only a 10-minute walk up to the church. Miradouro da Serra do Pilar is located on one of the highest spots in Vila Nova de Gaia, the center of the port producing region. Therefore it provides a fantastic sunset view all over Porto. 

When you arrive at the viewpoint, there is a square in front of the church. There are a few trees and some benches. From there you can see all over Porto. You can spot the many churches on the skyline and enjoy the glistening of the river Douro that separates the 2 parts of Porto during sunset. During sunset, this spot is particularly beautiful as you can see the sun drop into the river. 

Exact location on google maps: Here

Garden of Morro

Very close to the church Miradouro da Serra do Pilar is a beautiful park. If you would like to do a little picnic during sunset, this is the perfect spot in Porto to be. There is a supermarket close by and there are stands where you can buy something to drink.

Imagine laying down on the grass, under a tree with a nice glass of port wine, some bread, grapes, cheeses, AND a magical sunset view! That sounds like the perfect evening to me. 

Exact location on google maps: Here

Parque da Quinta da Macieirinha (My Favourite Sunset Spot In Porto)

The hidden gem of sunset spots on Porto is Parque da Quinta da Macieirinha. This is a park on the west side of the city. Here you can see the sunset from an entirely different perspective. The view on the Ponte Da Arrabida bridge will not be disappointing, as the sun goes down behind this bridge. 

There are benches, trees, and grass, so this is also a lovely picnic spot and because not many people know about this place, it’s very romantic. 

P.S. This is my personal favourite sunset spot in Porto!

Exact location on Google Maps: Here

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Saint Lawrence Church

On the hillside of Porto, there is a church called Saint Lawrence Church. By the Portuguese, this church is referred to as the Cricket’s Church. This name comes from the Jesuits who came to Lisbon in the 16th century and started their organization on the Rua do Grilo or Cricket street. When the church in Porto was built, the priest had gotten the nickname cricket priest, which is still linked to the church until this very day. 

On the outside, the church is very robust and sober, but the view is spectacular. Next to the church, there is a terrace where you can see the river and the port houses on the south side of the river. This view makes a perfect spot in Porto to watch the sunset.

Exact location on Google Maps: Here

Miradouro da Vitoria (A Secret Sunset Spot In Porto)

Last, but definitely not least of these sunset spots in Porto is another hidden gem, called Miradouro da Vitoria! This is a little park beside one of the many churches in Porto. Because this park is very small and not a lot of people know this spot, there are fewer people. In other words, the perfect calm spot to enjoy the color changes in the sky. 

Exact location on Google Maps:here

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Porto is a wonderful city to wander around in. So make sure you take a day to explore, roam the streets, and be surprised by everything this city has to offer.

Enjoy your sunset moments and let me know which is your favorite spot in the comments below. 

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Beautiful Sunset Spots in Porto, Portugal
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  1. Jenny

    I have to agree with you, my favourite spot was also the view on the Ponte Da Arrabida bridge. Fantastic photos

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