Legends & Mysteries Free Tour
An enchanted, obscure and sometimes terrifying Free Tour
Our Legends and Mysteries Free Tour is a journey to the hidden Porto, its best kept secrets and most fascinating legends. Do not miss the hidden and mysterious side of Cidade Invicta, in an entertaining journey through the most enchanted, obscure and sometimes terrifying stories. The Legends and Mysteries Free Tour is all that and much more. The millennial history of Portugal is intertwined with the history of the city of Porto. The best example is the origin of the country's name! Porto, this ancient city in the north of Portugal, is full of myths and legends that often support modern beliefs. Our Free Legends and Mysteries Tour invites you to learn about some of the best stories of this city and decide if they are real or just part of our collective imagination. We will start our Free Legends and Mysteries Tour where the city began, at the top of the famous Pena Ventosa hill, Porto Cathedral. You will hear that the city's most popular saint is Saint John, but did you know that the patron saint of Porto is a saint not all portuenses know? If you go down to São Bento Station you will hear the story of the last abbess who inhabited the convent on which the train station was built. And you will hear an eerie finale! Porto is much more than the city of Port Wine or Francesinhas, and on our free "Legends and Mysteries" tour, you will learn why the inhabitants are called tripeiros (tripe eaters). Or why there are dragons on so many of the city's facades. You will hear tales of murders, impossibleloves, ghosts, and even legendary thieves! In Cordoaria, you will hear about a creepy hanging tree and a book from Camilo Castelo Branco that almost did not exist. We will end this spooky tour at the magical gardens of Crystal Palace, where there are still a handful of legends to uncover. Take Porto created a free tour that the city has long asked for: the Free Tour of Legends and Mysteries. Porto has been the scene of revolts, sieges, heroic gestures, but also of the most incredible stories that will touch the heart of the most incredulous travellers. Embark on this unforgettable journey and reserve your place on our Legends and Mysteries Free Tour.
The Cathedral and the City's Patron Saint
The ghost of São Bento Station
The Dark Crime of Rua das Flores
The Headless Bodies of Cardosas Palace
The Origin of the Name Tripeiros (Tripe Eaters)
The Hanging Man Tree and the Garden of Cordoaria
The Jail of Relação and Zé do Telhado
The Dragon of the City of Oporto
The Virtudes Belvedere and the Legend of Pedro Sem
Gardens of the Palace of Cristal and the Legends of Miragaia
Jardim dos Sentimentos and the Baron of Gold
...and much more!
Minimum number of participants.
Groups of 7 or more are always welcomed. In this case, we require a prepayment of 10€ per adult and 5€ per youngster (14 - 18 years). This principle results from the need to protect and value the level of quality and dedication of our guides.
Please note that this Free Tour only takes place with a minimum of 4 adult participants.
How long does the Free Tour take?
In what language is the Free Tour?
The Free Tour lasts around 2h30.
The tour is exclusively in English.
What's included in the tour?
What's not included in the tour?
The tour includes a local English-speaking guide expert in our history and ready to give you great tips to make your stay in Porto unforgettable.
The tour does not include transportation, entrance to monuments or meals.
How do I book the Free Tour?
You can book your Free Tour by clicking the Book Now button on this page, then choose the date and complete the booking form. You will receive your confirmation immediately. If you have any difficulties please contact us by email, phone or Whatsapp:
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Is booking mandatory?
Booking is usually not mandatory you can just show up at our meeting point and join the Free Tour. Although it is recommended especially during public holidays and festivities, at such dates you should book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.
How do I get my ticket?
Once you book the Free Tour a Booking Confirmation is sent by email. If you do not receive the confirmation email check your spam or contact us.
You do not need to print the confirmation, you can present it to our team on your phone/tablet at the beginning of the Free Tour.
Is the Free Tour accessible?
No. This Free Tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.