The Porto Architecture tours will enable you to experience the hometown of two Pritzker Prize-winning architects.

Porto’s historical city center was declared a World Heritage in 1996 by UNESCO, thus acknowledging the uniqueness of its urban fabric which, throughout its’ 2000-year-old history, is continuously entwining. This strong background has exercised a powerful influence in Portuguese architecture, but the opposite is also true. We must mention, amongst many others, the work of Álvaro Siza and Souto de Moura (Pritzker Prizes 1992, 2011). Allow us to unveil these interrelations, between context and architecture, in the Porto architecture as well as in northern Portugal, that have influenced the Portuguese contemporary architecture and beyond.
Since 2005, Cultour has been organizing architecture tours for individuals and groups in Porto, Lisbon and throughout all of Portugal, ensuring technical and scientific rigor. We intend to meet your interests in architecture visits such as: trips on specific themes, lectures, meetings with stakeholders, architecture walking tours, bike tours or any other specific requests.

Our architecture tours, which are always conducted by local professional architects, can be held in Portuguese, English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.

Cristina Emília R. Silva
Cristina Emília R. Silva
João Paulo Correia
João Paulo Correia
Maria da Conceição Melo
Maria da Conceição Melo
Architecture Tours in Porto
Rua Cândida Sá Albergaria 218 – 2º
4150-183 Porto
+351 96 664 05 64 / +351 91 405 81 61

Happy Clients

"It's always a pleasure working with CULTOUR (Cristina and her German speaking guides). Thanks for your great support and organisation, looking very much forward to our next tour together :-)"
Ulrike S. - Sto SE & Co KGaA - Stühlingen (Germany)
"We where very satisfied with our experience with Cultour. We had a very good dialogue with Cristina, and Iris and Sven made a terrific job as guides."
Morten L. - Danske Bank - Copenhagen
"Excellent Guide particularly with architectural knowledge and experience of local architects. Took us to additional buildings and enriched our programme"
Malcom C. - Travelrite - Australia
Porto team

Image credits

Image 2: Casa da Música | OMA | Porto | © C. V., Image 3: Museum of Transport and Communications | Renewal Eduardo Souto de Moura | Porto | © Márcia Bernardo, Image 4: Gondomar Pavilion | Siza Vieira | Gondomar | © Luís Ferreira Alves, Image 5: Quinta do Vallado | Francisco Campos and Cristina Guedes | Régua | © Luís Ferreira Alves, Image 6: Braga Stadium | Souto de Moura | © Luís Ferreira Alves, Image 7: Alves Costa House | Siza Vieira | © António Choupina, Cultour, Image 8: Fez House | Alvaro Leite Siza Vieira | © António Choupina, Cultour, Image 9: Tree Top Walk | Carlos CAstanheira | © Fernando Guerra FG + SG

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