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Liberdade Square (Praça da Liberdade)
Liberdade Square (Praça da Liberdade)

Liberdade Square (Praça da Liberdade)

Liberdade Square, Porto, Portugal

The Basics

Liberdade Square’s status as the cultural heart of Porto mean that it’s featured on the majority of city sightseeing tours. Travelers can visit the square as part of a walking tour, which typically cover the Church of São Francisco and Torre and Igreja Dos Clerigos, or during a combo tour that takes you to the Douro Valley, a UNESCO-listed wine region. As well as ticking off top Porto attractions on foot or by coach, some tours also include a cruise on the Douro River.

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Guided Tour to the Historical Center on a Tuk Tuk
Guided Tour to the Historical Center on a Tuk Tuk
$34.62 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great visualisation of Porto
Our Tuktuk tour guide was great he gave a full explanation of the city and its history. I would highly recommend going on this tour. Lots of tips given for future exploring on our own.
Philip_W, Oct 2021

Things to Know Before You Go

  • An integral part of the architectural scene in Porto.

  • Stand beside the towering equestrian statue of King Pedro IV for a great photo.

  • Liberdade Square is wheelchair accessible.

  • Surrounding Liberdade Square, you can find plenty of cafes and restaurant that serve Portuguese classics.

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How to Get There

There several ways of reaching Liberdade Square by public transport. You can take the metro line D to Aliados or Trinidade, depending on which part of the boulevard you want to start at, or ride tram line 22 to the Carmo stop.

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When to Get There

Liberdade Square serves as the focal point for the celebrations of Festa de São João do Porto (Festival of St John of Porto), a religious, midsummer festival that takes over Porto every year on the evening of June 23. The festival involves colorful parades, dancing, and live music.

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The World’s Most Beautiful McDonalds

Located just off of Liberdade Square on Avenida dos Aliados, you’ll find what is hailed as the most beautiful McDonalds in the world. Adorned with crystal chandeliers and stained glass, the Art Deco branch of the fast-food chain also serves delectable cakes beside classics such as burgers and french fries.

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