Porto Is The Third Most Popular UNESCO Heritage Site On Instagram ♦ Secrets From Portugal is thrilled to let you know that Porto is one of the most “instagramables” cities of today! That Porto is beautiful, we all knew, but now the Top 101 ranking of CEO World Magazine has confirmed that it is also one of the most popular areas in the world on Instagram. According to this analysis, the Historic Center of Porto has been identified in photographs about 4.5 million times this year. Keep reading to see the other cities on the list and also, what are the best places in Porto to have an impeccable Instagram feed.
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Invicta takes the podium in the top 100 of CEO World Magazine. The ranking is led by Rio de Janeiro and Budapest is in the second position.
There are 1121 UNESCO World Heritage sites worldwide, spread across 167 countries. But what are the most photogenic and furious corners in the Instagram feed? Well, according to a ranking prepared by CEO World Magazine, know that Porto ranks third, with almost 4.5 million posts alluding to the city’s Historic Center.
The table is led by Rio de Janeiro, identified on the social network more than 23 million times. In second place was Budapest, Hungary, with almost 9 million references. And after the city, Invicta comes the Brazilian capital; the Ancient Kyoto Historical Monuments in Japan; the city of Quito in Ecuador; and Verona in Italy. The most popular list also includes Sintra Cultural Landscape (14th) and Guimarães Cultural Center (41st).
Already outside the first half of the table are the Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower in 58th position, and one place below is the Historic Center of Évora.
Top Instagrammable Places
Capela das Almas
Rua de Santa Catarina, 428
Probably, the most famous facade in Porto. Perhaps one of the most beautiful churches in the city of Porto, also known as Santa Catarina Chapel, is located on the corner between Santa Catarina and Fernandes Tomás Streets, in downtown Porto, Portugal. This chapel, built in the first half of the 18th century, is a religious building with very simple features, but of rare artistic beauty. It is made up of two bodies, the second of which is of lower height and was the subject of restoration and enlargement during the year 1801, which modified many of its original features.
Igreja do Carmo
Rua do Carmo
Another Instagram-worthy facade in Porto is the one from Igreja do Carmo: it’s tile paradise! The Carmo Church, built in the eighteenth century, is one of the most notable buildings of the Porto rococo and its facade has a precious panel of tiles. The church’s front, much lusher and luxurious than that of the Carmelite neighbours (of which it is separated by a very slender, unadorned stone body with only a small door and two windows), is distinctly rococo in taste and splits up. on three floors.
Rua das Carmelitas, 144
Another must in Porto is Livraria Lello. It’s supposed to be the library that inspired J.K.Rowling to create Harry Potter’s universe and it’s always full of visitors, so if you’re planning on visiting, bring a bag of patience.
Kitties Rock – Sunset Spot
Nearby Rua de Cabo Simao
This place is just awesome. It’s a bit tricky to find, as it’s at the top of a huge rock somewhere near Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar. I’ve called this place Kitties Rock because there’s a cat colony right there. I’m happy that someone is taking care of them! They have little houses, blankets, water and food and plus, one of the best sunset views in Porto.
Largo da Pena Ventosa
Porto is not just about tiles and miradouros (that’s how viewpoints are called in Portuguese). Get lost in its beautiful alleys, especially at Ribeira district. It’s a colourful playground for photographers! That’s why I called it Candyland.
Pérgola da Foz do Douro
Av. do Brasil, 694
My favourite side of Porto – especially during summer! Most of the tourists just miss the seaside of Porto, Foz do Douro. Don’t make the same mistake!
Farol das Felgueiras
Jardim do Passeio Alegre
One of my favourite places in Foz do Douro, where you can feel the power of nature.
Praça de Guilherme Gomes Fernandes, 67
Here we love buildings come to life with art. This panel was designed and painted by Joana Vasconcelos and is amazing.
Torel Avantgarde – Hotel Restaurant
The hotel opened in September last year, and in just a few weeks, took Instagram by storm, probably becoming the most photographed venue of the year. Not the hotel in itself, but its famous “Flower Corridor”, which is actually a room people go through to reach the bar and restaurant, where the ceiling is adorned with flower stalactites of a million colours, in perfect harmony with the red sofas, tempting us to spend the afternoon reading a book or having a drink, perhaps even before sitting down for a memorable dinner at Digby, another extremely photogenic venue. From the pool, with a view over the river, you can also capture one of the best postcards of the old town.