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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“The Oporto City Park. A nice place to enjoy nature in the centre of Oporto a very close to the beach!!”
  • 287 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Bookstore
“This is one the more beautiful Bookstore on the world . There are one connection between this library with Harry Potter and her author . ”
  • 300 locals recommend
  • 18 Experiences
Garden
“Magnificent landscaped gardens designed in the 19th century offering fountains, paths & Douro River views. Simply beautiful!”
  • 252 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Monument / Landmark
“Igreja dos Clérigos (www.torredosclerigos.pt; £4.30) is located on the highest point of the old town. This eighteenth-century church sports a 75-metre​ tower that offers a spectacular panorama of central Porto. ”
  • 268 locals recommend
  • 62 Experiences
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! ”
  • 236 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.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Our museum of modern art. The gardens and the museum are a combination you shouldn't miss.”
  • 246 locals recommend
Bar
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“The street where the magic happens - all the good bars and disco's join together.”
  • 176 locals recommend
Place to shop
“he Bolhão Market is the most famous in the city and in 2006 it was classified as a place of public interest. Dating back to 1850, with a singular structure with two floors, it is characterised by the monumentality of its neoclassic architecture. On the exterior, the market is divided into a large number of shops, facing the four surrounding roads: Fernandes Tomás, to the North, Alexandre Braga, to the East, Formosa, to the South, and Sá da Bandeira to the West. Dedicated mainly at fresh products, its sellers are divided into different specialised sections, namely: fishmongers, butchers, green grocers and florists.”
  • 172 locals recommend
  • 14 Experiences
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 ”
  • 197 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.”
  • 143 locals recommend
  • 15 Experiences
Concert Hall
“Building designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, Casa da Música was inaugurated in 2005 and since then has become an icon of contemporary architecture, attracting visitors from many different parts of the world.”
  • 177 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Church
“Sé do Porto still traces the primitive Romanesque building built between the 1st half of the 12th century and the beginning of the 19th century. It underwent modifications in the mannerist and baroque periods. The Gothic cloister dates back to D. João I, the king who celebrated his wedding in this cathedral. ”
  • 115 locals recommend
  • 27 Experiences
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!”
  • 145 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”
  • 105 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“One of the best places to try the famous Francesinha in Porto. Get ready to wait for a long time if you get there late (be there before midday)”
  • 138 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Sandwich Place
“Typical for its simple yet delicious sandwiches of piglet and portuguese cheese. Sometimes the waiting line goes down the road!”
  • 145 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“One of the best places to try the famous Francesinha in Porto. Get ready to wait for a long time if you get there late (be there before midday)”
  • 138 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Very cool bar.. one of the first to open in Porto city center...and also where I started dating Ana..hehe”
  • 98 locals recommend
Bar
“Galerias Bar has an international atmosphere, as it is very popular among tourists. It plays all sorts of music, but predominantly hits, danceable rock and 80's music. People do mingle and socialize quite easily here. There is live music until 1 AM. Cheap drinks!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“Abadia is a traditional restaurant with a privileged regional cuisine like Oporto’s trip and monkfish rice and prawns. Abadia was founded in 1939. It is said that the name originates in the abbeys, where the pilgrims, who demanded of Santiago de Compostela, rested a few hours, sleeping and eating before to embark ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“The Rua das Flores has long been the city's best street for opening a new business. And if it's a cool, well decorated, lively restaurant, then success is practically guaranteed. The long communal table does have a hint of the school canteen about it – but don't worry, this is not cafeteria food. Pretty much everything is good here: from appetisers such as smoked salmon and quail eggs to larger dishes (which you can share) such as the Lafões veal. The latter is one of this busy street's highlights. Tips: – The desserts here are among Porto's most creative. Order the biscuit cake, served by the centimetre. – The restrooms have a 6 and a 9 on the doors. Yeah, we're not sure either. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Brewery
“Fantastic "Francesinha", fantastic atmosphere, fantastic decor and fantastic service. Good choice of beers also.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“In terms of environment, the Cantinho do Avillez in Porto is also a friendly, welcoming and relaxed space. How could it not be, quality is a priority. As in the Cantinho de Lisboa, the cuisine is inspiring with influences of travel. The menu offers some of the Cantinho's successful dishes like the Peixinhos da Horta with Tartar Sauce; Scallops marinated with avocado; Sautéed Chicken Livers with onion compote and Port; Cod slivers, loose crumbs, BT egg and explosive olives; the Risotto Portobello mushrooms with smoked bacon, parmesan and basil; the Barrosa PDO burger with onions, foie gras and fries; the Hazel 3; ... ”
  • 31 locals recommend

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