Tours & Activities in Porto

International Women’s Day Tour of Porto

Celebrate the female heroes that have shaped Porto's history!

ABOUT THE International Women’s Day Tour of Porto

From artists to merchants to professors, there is no doubt that women have transformed Portugal into the country it is today. Join us as we explore some of the memorials, locations and statues around Porto that commemorate these great women.

Our special International Women’s Day Tour celebrates the female heroes who have shaped our history!

Learn about Filipa of Lancaster whose marriage established a pact of mutual support between Portugal and England in 1386. Toast to Antônia Ferreira, a pioneer in the port wine industry and her wine cellar is still one of the most famous in the world. Be inspired by suffragist Carolina Michaelis who became the first woman professor in Romance studies and German studies and fought women's education.


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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not recommended for wheelchairs but the guides will do their best to adapt the route
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Your International Women's Day Tour of Porto starts at the statue of Bishop António Ferreira Gomes, opposite the Clérigos Tower


  • See the University of Porto and learn about the intelligent women who for for better education
  • Learn about the strategic marriage of Filipa of Lancaster and Joao I
  • Discover that one of the great pioneers of the port wine making was the formidable Antônia Ferreira
  • Listen to the life story of artist Dame Paula Rego
  • Understand the development of the legal rights of women at the municipal chamber of Porto
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