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Best things to do in Porto

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“The city's lungs, a place to walk, run, socialise and meditate that was only created in the 1990s but feels like it's been here for millennia. Sidónio Pardal's plan involved filling the area with trees and running paths between them, with refreshing lakes and an appearance that changes with the seasons. There's a rural section with old houses where you can try a delicious Soundwich and visit the organic market on Saturdays. Estrada Interior da Circunvalação, 15443 Porto (Foz) PHONE: 225 320 080”
287 locals recommend
Bookstore
“The building where the library is now located was inaugurated in 1906. Special mention goes to its beautiful Art Nouveau façade with neo-Gothic details.”
298 locals recommend
Garden
“waking in the late afternoon and go to moseu Romantico for a glass of Vinho do Porto wit one of the most beautiful sunsets ”
246 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The highest tower in Porto. Take the 240 steps and enjoy a view of 360º of downtown.”
265 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This the most beautiful cafe in Porto. Actually, it’s on the Top 10 of the most beautiful cafes in the world. It dates back to 1921 under the name of Elite. It’s located on Santa Catarina Street, the main pedestrian walkway in the city. You can’t miss it. The façade is gorgeous but as you go inside your mouth opens and the sound “UAU” comes out! ”
235 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Our museum of modern art. The gardens and the museum are a combination you shouldn't miss.”
245 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Most famous market in the city, you will find everything made in Porto. *Right now it's closed for renovation, moved just across the street to a place called La Vie*”
168 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This owes its planning to the visionary spirit of the Almadas whose restoration work brought a new brightness to the city of Porto in the second half of the 18th Century. The road was extended as far as Alameda da Aguardente, today's Praça Marquês de Pombal. Its imposing façades house some fine examples of the Art Nouveau style. Over 1500 metres long, the Rua de Santa Catarina, part of which has been pedestrianised, is the busiest shopping street in the city centre with clothing stores, haberdashery, shoe shops, the Via Catarina shopping mall and countless street vendors, less or more legal and carts selling handicrafts and jewelry.”
148 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Wonder around the tiny streets or grab a drink during the afternoon and chill with a beautiful view to the Douro river. Lots of animation ”
195 locals recommend
Bar
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“The street where the magic happens - all the good bars and disco's join together.”
177 locals recommend
Bridge
“This bridge spans the river and is just iconic. Take a walk on the top part of the bridge for the best views.”
140 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Take the tour! Only 10 Euro to see the wonderful design and interior architecture of this architectual gem.”
173 locals recommend
Church
“From Praça da Ribeira rises a tangle of medieval alleys and stairways that eventually reach the hulking, hilltop fortress of the cathedral. Founded in the 12th century, it was largely rebuilt a century later and then extensively altered during the 18th century. However, you can still make out the church’s Romanesque origins in the barrel-vaulted nave. Inside, a rose window and a 14th-century Gothic cloister also remain from its early days. Terreiro da Sé Hours 9am-7pm Mon-Sat & 9.30am-12.30pm & 2.30-7pm Sun Apr-Oct, 9am-6pm Mon-Sat & 9am-12.30pm & 2.30-6pm Sun Nov-Mar Price cloisters adult/student €3/2”
111 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Typical for its simple yet delicious sandwiches of piglet and portuguese cheese. Sometimes the waiting line goes down the road!”
139 locals recommend
Food Court
“Market with all sorts of restaurants inside for every taste! On saturdays, there's live music so make sure you go early to save a table”
106 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Portuguese art from the 19th to the 20th century. One of my favorite museums.”
55 locals recommend