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Top recommendations from locals

Monument / Landmark
“the most iconic historical building in Porto. Great views from above the tower.”
  • 268 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Our museum of modern art. The gardens and the museum are a combination you shouldn't miss.”
  • 247 locals recommend
Bar
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“The street where the magic happens - all the good bars and disco's join together.”
  • 178 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 ”
  • 196 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Take the tour! Only 10 Euro to see the wonderful design and interior architecture of this architectual gem.”
  • 176 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Portuguese art from the 19th to the 20th century. One of my favorite museums.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Alternative nightlife place. If you like electronic music this is one of the best places in town. ”
  • 102 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)”
  • 140 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Very cool bar.. one of the first to open in Porto city center...and also where I started dating Ana..hehe”
  • 98 locals recommend
Soccer Stadium
“The stadium of the biggest football team in the North of Portugal, actually national champions. The stadium has a modern architecture and a fantastic museum inside :) ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Church
“The city's most important Gothic temple, whose construction began in the fourteenth century. It is one of the most important works of the Baroque, by its gilded interior from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It was the exuberance of its gild carved wood work that led Count Raczinsky to describe it as the 'Church of Gold'. And, overwhelmed, he adds: 'The gild of this church is so beautiful and rich that goes far beyond everything I have seen in Portugal and in the whole world'. It is worth of notice the Tree of Jesse, as well as the catacombs. It is a National Monument since 1910 and World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO since 1996.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Have a coffee and read a book! Café Candelabro is a special cafe-bookshop in downtown Porto. Why so special? Because it’s cosy, artsy and you can find books on the shelves. Some of them, you can actually buy. Others you can take with you to the table and enjoy them. Most of the books are about photography and cinema. Rua da Conceição, 3 Porto (Baixa - Porto) PHONE: 966 984 250”
  • 71 locals recommend
Theater
“Originally called "Real Teatro de São João", its original construction was erected in 1794 by the determination of Francisco de Almada and Mendonça, with a project by the Italian architect Vicente Mazzoneschi, who had been the set designer of the Teatro de São Carlos in Lisboa.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located in a picturesque square, this modern-age tasca serves great food: quiches, tapas, desserts, artisanal beer and wine by the glass. An always appealing meeting place! Rua das Oliveiras, 36 Porto (Cedofeita) PHONE: 222 084 398”
  • 62 locals recommend
Palace
“This splendid neoclassical monument (built from 1842 to 1910) honours Porto’s past and present money merchants. Just past the entrance is the glass-domed Pátio das Nações (Hall of Nations), where the exchange once operated. But this pales in comparison with rooms deeper inside; to visit these, join one of the half-hour guided tours, which set off every 30 minutes. The highlight is a stupendous ballroom known as the Salão Árabe (Arabian Hall), with stucco walls that have been teased into complex Moorish designs, then gilded with some 18kg of gold.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Northern Portugal’s largest aquarium is right in Matosinhos just a few a hundred metres or so from the beach. There are 5,800 inhabitants here, from more than 100 species in over 30 tanks. The largest of these, “Reino do Neptuno” has an underwater tunnel you can walk through. The sharks are often the stars of the show, and Sea Life Porto has blacktips and smaller varieties like nurse sharks and the odd-looking zebra sharks. These are joined by local and exotic creatures like octopuses, rays, seahorses, jellyfish, and freshwater species from the Douro River such as carp and trout.”
  • 35 locals recommend