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R. das Flores 110, 4000-030 Porto, Portugal
In a city known for its port, I diverted from the norm and went in search of craft beer. I stumbled upon Mercearia Das Flores and it could not have been a better surprise! It was small, offering only a few seats, but what it lacked in space was...
Rua de Miguel Bombarda 285, 4050-381 Porto, Portugal
Once you arrive, you'll find the Oporto Art District. Different Art Galleries, new vintage stores, beautiful guest houses and places like this - Mùi Concept. The sense of peace when you enter the store, the smile appears immediately filled from...
Largo São Domingos 69, 4050-265 Porto, Portugal
Portuguese cheeses are underrated, although there's some winning big awards the last few years. At Taberna do Largo you can have a top notch cheese platter, that will blow out your senses! Mestiço, Sheep and Chocadinho are three kinds of cheese...
Praça da Ribeira, nº1, 4050-513 Porto, Portugal
There are many hotel options in Oporto, Portugal. I have stayed in several but on a recent trip to Oporto, I chose to stay at the Pestana Porto Hotel. The hotel consists of several adjoining buildings. The furnishings were new and up to date. The...
Tv. dos Congregados 11, 4000-114 Porto, Portugal
The 162 year old restaurant, one of the firsts in downtown Porto. Still ran by the Dourado family, it is the place to try one of the most exquisite sandwiches in Porto: Terylene sandwich. A double decked sandwich with roasted pork loin and smoked...
Rua da Estação 216, 4300-215 Porto, Portugal
If you ask anyone in town where you can eat the best fried octopus fillets, the answer will be: Casa Aleixo! Facing Campanhã train Station, you can’t miss it, and you shouldn’t! Founded by a gentleman from Galicia, it was later bought by Ramiro...
Rua Santa Catarina 112, 4000-442 Porto, Portugal
The Rua Santa Caterina is the most important shopping street in Oporto. It is a pedestrian street which is closed to traffic. Along the Rua Caterina you will find the Mercado Bolhao which is a lively market with many shops to delight the market...
Rua dos Caldeireiros 261, 4050-142 Porto, Portugal
This is a great spot for a Weekend brunch, especially if it is raining outside. (At least that what happened to me). I loved the contrast between the raw grey industrial walls and the warm chocolate-colored wood furniture and the green plants. The...
R. de Serralves 124, 4150-262 Porto, Portugal
Here's a cool idea I like and would like to see all over the city: to use the terraces on the top of high buildings to create modern spaces great to relax outside enjoying the warmer weather. On the 15th floor of Ipanama Park, the hotel pool turns...
Tv. de Cedofeita 24, 4050-157 Porto, Portugal
It’s in a narrow building of a narrow street nearby the trendiest district to go out in Porto, that we find RUA (“street”), a restaurant/bar that serves mostly tapas and snacks from the middle of the afternoon on, having a mood changing from a...
Terreiro da Sé, 4050-573 Porto, Portugal
Porto Cathedral is located in the historical center of the city of Porto, Portugal, is one of the city's oldest monuments, and one of the most important Romanesque monuments in Portugal. Its construction started sometime around the year 1110....
PTE Luiz I, 4000 Porto, Portugal
Walk the 385m long Dom Luís I bridge for magnificent views of Porto, Portugal. The bridge opened on October 31st 1886 and at the time it was the longest of its type in the world. The upper deck is put in use for pedestrians and light rail while...
R. de São Filipe de Nery, 4050-546 Porto, Portugal
Located in Porto's historic center, the 76-meter-tall Torre dos Clérigos is the bell tower of an adjacent church, both of which were designed by Baroque architect Nicolau Nasoni in the mid-18th century. An iconic landmark of the city, it was once...
R. Dom João de Castro 210, 4150-417 Porto, Portugal
There is much to do at Serralves, a sprawling cultural complex that encompasses the Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by the famous Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza; the Art Deco Serralves Villa, once a count’s residence; and Serralves Park, 18...
4050-278 Porto, Portugal
Casa da Música, designed by Rem Koolhaas, is the first building built in Portugal which is dedicated entirely to music in various aspects; presentation of music (concerts), education of music and creation of music. The building was intended to be...
R. Dom João de Castro 210, 4150-417 Porto, Portugal
Check out modern masterpieces and interesting temporary exhibitions in the Serralves Contemporary Art Museum. If the weather cooperates the fountains, manicured gardens and outdoor art installations are worth exploring. There's also a neat library...
R. do Cativo 26-28, 4000-160 Porto, Portugal
There's a few cities where you can ride an historical tram, Porto is one of those magic places. From the city center you can take it and go to directly to the Sea Front, in a very panoramic and slow ride.Take your time and enjoy the view. There's...
rua de agramonte ,nº222, 4150-031 Porto, Portugal
Mercado do Bom Sucesso is an authentic gourmet spot , with a trendy and urban atmosphere that invites for relaxation and tasting at any time of day. Here’s some suggestions and references that justify a visit: take a coffee with a crispy ‘pastel...
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