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552, R. de São João 28, 4050-044 Porto, Portugal
The wine bar Vinologia: La Maison des Porto specializes in the city’s namesake port. Drop by the cozy tasting room to sample one of 200 bottles, mostly from regional small-batch producers. Rua de São João 46, 351/936-057-340 This appeared in the...
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R. da Galeria de Paris 85, 4050-150 Porto, Portugal
Casa do Livro is a fantastic space where once was a famous downtown bookstore, that now is a pleasant wine and jazz bar, with live music and Dj’s, having a special atmosphere to share a casual evening with friends. Casa do Livro | Rua Galeria de ...
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R. de Sampaio Bruno 11, 4000-064 Porto, Portugal
Feast your eyes upon the Francesinha. What is in this curious looking sandwich, you ask? Heaven. Sausage. Cheese. Port wine. Onions. And a bit more heaven. If you visit Porto - and why wouldn't you visit the home of Port wine - you'll come to know...
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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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Porto, Portugal
One of my greatest joys in life is to visit the market in the city I'm visiting. The Bolhão Market in Porto is deliciously gorgeous, selling anything from livestocks to fresh fruits and vegetables.
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Porto, Portugal
These guys are a new tourism company in town, offering Tours in and around Porto, to see the other side of tourism. The "Hidden Porto Tour" is amazing, in 3 hours we get to see so much about the city, taste the best custard tart ever and get on...
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Porto, Portugal
One of the reasons I am so completely enthralled with foreign travel is to experience the cultural diversity it offers. I travel to experience what is unique and different about the countries I visit. In visiting my ancestral roots in Portugal I...
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R. Roberto Ivens 826, 4450-250 Matosinhos, Portugal
O Gaveto, on the outskirts of Porto, has been thrilling seafood lovers for more than thirty years, and it took just one dinner there to see why. Everything on the menu is fresh and authentic. For starters, you cannot go wrong with the very popular...
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Largo São Domingos 69, 4050-018 Porto, Portugal
Joana, Teresa and Sofia, three friends who walked across the country in search of the best suppliers of top national delicacies, including wine, cheese and sausages (among others), bring them together now at our disposal in a space that is a mix...
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Rua Fonte Taurina 99 - 101, 4050-270 Porto, Portugal
The great D. Luis I Bridge is the symbol of Oporto. It was inaugurated in 1886. The engineer was a disciple of Eiffel. There are two iron decks. The upper deck is the Metro track while the bottom deck is a traffic and pedestrian way. To get to the...
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Passeio das Virtudes 33, 4050-061 Porto, Portugal
Proudly perched over one of the most privileged and inspiring sites in town, the ‘passeio das Virtudes’, there is a welcoming spot that preserves traditions, with a family atmosphere that complements perfectly the stunning views. I’m refering to...
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R. de António Graça 31, 4490-471 Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
"You are very lucky," the fellow at the beachside kiosk told us, pointing the way to Restaurante Barca. "Américo cooks the best fish in Póvoa de Varzim!" A few minutes later, we began to know what he was smiling about. For eleven years, the...
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R. da Firmeza 476, 4000-226 Porto, Portugal
With the premise “food is a cultural expression”, André and the team behind Taste Porto Food Tours organize one of the best intros to food and beverage you are likely to come across in the North of Portugal. As someone from this part of Portugal...
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Porto, Portugal
From June 22 to 24 Porto celebrates Sao Joao, its patron saint, in one of the liveliest street festivals in Europe. Even though it remains relatively unknown outside Portugal the festival has been celebrated for six centuries. Its roots are to be...
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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...
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Porto, Portugal
The Porto and Douro Region cuts across the northern tier of Portugal, marked by the Douro River Valley and the city Porto on the Atlantic coast. Porto is Portugal’s second largest city and is famous for its Port wine, which comes from the...
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Quintandona, 4560 Penafiel, Portugal
Just 30 minutes from Porto, it’s possible to reach Quintandona, a preserved Rural Village. Typical houses using shale, granite and blackboard in their construction were recovered, bringing life to the village; a village with only around 60 people...
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R. de Sá da Bandeira 637, 4000-226 Porto, Portugal
This is an experience to our senses, you can travel around flavours, choc from all over the world, ways to taste it...i do love to enter this place on Autumn/Winter.
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R. do Cativo 14, 4000-098 Porto, Portugal
At this place authenticity is full proof. Alfredo is the family's patriarch that gave his name to the beautiful blue and white Tasca, a tiny F.C. Porto micro museum. Although he looks more than eighty he still attends the bar. On the walls you can...
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R. Azevedo Magalhães 314, 4430-999 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
No trip to Porto is complete without a visit to one of the wine caves of Vila Nova de Gaia, across the river from the city's historic Ribeira neighborhood. Many of the port wine lodges have been in business for centuries, and most offer tastings...
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R. Estreita de Lóios 7, 4000 Porto, Portugal
It was raining cats and dogs when me and my boyfriend were getting lost in the small alleys of Porto when we stumbled upon this small bar. The owner Fernando invited us in, made us a meat sandwich and brought us wine and guitar for my boyfriend to...
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R. França Júnior 43, 4450-131 Matosinhos, Portugal
Portuguese love to eat, and the truth is our food is delicious. Imagine a traditional local fish market, in a city full of history, traditions, culture, Pritzker's architects, innovative Design ideas and the freshest fish. Think about the colours,...
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Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes 47, 4050-293 Porto, Portugal
You can find the french eclairs in every "pastelaria" or "confeitaria" in Porto. It's very common, and they still use the french name, eclair, and you can have also the version without chocolat, "tíbia" it's the name. Leitaria da Quinta do Paço,...
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4050-507 Miragaia, Portugal
Grilled sardines are one of the most famous dishes in Portugal. Commonly associated with the popular saints parties (Festas dos Santos Populares), they used to be an affordable dish, but nowadays very expensive for Portuguese standards. The...
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Douro, 3260 Figueiró dos Vinhos, Portugal
I have visited Napa and Sonoma, and have been to Tuscany, and Bordeaux, but no wine region of the world has surprised me with its beauty as much as the Douro. If your find yourself in Porto, it is well worth renting a car (or better yet, hiring a...
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See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. Driving along the countryside in northern Portugal near Oporto I saw the spectacular hillside vines of the famous Douro Valley spread out in front of me for miles. The sight was breathtaking. I saw the...
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Largo Camões, 5100-147 Lamego, Portugal
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. Museu de Lamego is located in a 17th-century Episcopal palace in the heart of the city, its decoration still reflecting the original tastes of the period. Works from the permanent collection, many of them...
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Praça da Ribeira, nº1, 4050-513 Porto, Portugal
Across the Douro River on the opposite side of Oporto is Vila Nova Da Gaia, where all the famous port wine cellars are located. The D. Luis I Bridge spans the river at the Cais da Ribeira. You can walk across the bridge and get to the Cais da...
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Carrer dels Lledó, 7, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
This small, charming, well-located hotel is tucked away in the Gothic Quarter. With just 28 rooms, it occupies a sensitively restored building retains features from the first century all the way back to the 19th century, and it balances those...
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Carrer de Sant Sever, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Located next to the picturesque Sant Felip Neri Square in the atmospheric Gothic Quarter, the Hotel Neri Relais & Châteaux comprises two historic mansions, one dating to the 12th century. The modernist aspirations of the hotel are...