Collected by Rick Sipe
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...
Praça de Gomes Teixeira, 4050 Porto, Portugal
This might be one of the nicest squares in the Carmo district of Porto. The square with the fountain of lions. It got its name on 1936 in honor of Francisco Gomes Teixeira, a well known professor in the University of Porto. Around the square there...
4050-468, Largo do Colégio, 4000 Porto, Portugal
Walking down from the Cathedral toward the Ribeira in Porto, I came across this beautiful view and the stunning exterior of Iglesia São Lourenço Church. This church was built t by the Jesuits in late 16th century, but after they were expelled from...
Rua das Taipas 121, 4050-091 Porto, Portugal
It should be mandatory to visit this place if you wish to fully understand Portuguese gastronomy. Why? Might you ask? Easy, because in this small, family run restaurant you will be able to sample unique items from Northern Portugal’s gastronomy....
R. do Ouro 223, 4150-041 Porto, Portugal
The actual name of the place is Adega Rio Douro (since it’s facing the river) but everyone knows it by Tasca da Piedade, named after the owner Mrs. Piedade. It’s also known for having “fado vadio” - traditional Portuguese music, here sang by...
R. da Galeria de Paris 20, 4050-182 Porto, Portugal
R. Formosa, 4000-214 Porto, Portugal
When in Oporto in Portugal, don't miss the most famous of the city's markets: The Bolhao Market. Established in 1839, this colorful, noisy market is located in the heart of the city of Oporto. The market consists of a huge two story building. This...
R. de Ferreira Borges, 4050-253 Porto, Portugal
I could have stayed in this building for hours rather than scuttling through rapidly on a tour. Every corner, every room was an amazement. Portugal's history - and especially that of Porto, where it all started - is intertwined with trade,...
R. Dom João de Castro 210, 4150-417 Porto, Portugal
Worthy of a visit. Outside of the city center, but accessible by bus, and walking distance from the ocean. More interesting that your common art museum because you're also stimulated by outside structures and exhibits, as well as posh gardens in...
Rua de Trás 12, 4000 Porto, Portugal
Codfish rolls, aka "iscas de bacalhau", are a local dish, often served with stewed rice and beans. It's, also, very common to have it as a snack on local bars, together with a small glass of wine. At Adega Leandro you can taste this simple treat...
Rua de Miguel Bombarda 285, 4050-309 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...
Rua de Miguel Bombarda 285, 4050-379 Massarelos, Porto, Portugal
The pioneering CC Bombarda is an incubator that brought more than two dozen local artists and makers into one giant space (22 individual storefronts that showcase packable handmade miscellany such as test-tube puzzles and knit bowties). This...
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