The Portugal Travel Series: PORTO GUIDE

The Portugal Travel Series: PORTO GUIDE

Discover our favorite spots to eat, enjoy a drink, sightsee and stay during a trip to

Porto is hands down my favorite city in Portugal. I had to come here often for work since the Cork industry is very close to here. The city is the second largest in Portugal but is packed with so many fun things to do, see and eat! It also has a vibrant art and design scene with lots of cute shops, museums and spaces. Porto is definitely smaller than Lisbon but I still discover new things about it every time I visit. I hope you enjoy this lovely city!
Top 3 things to do in porto are: take a sip of the iconic Port wine the city is named after (I am not a huge fan myself but I do love a Port and Tonic Cocktail), see the view of the city from the gardens of the Crystal Palace during sunset, and visit the many secret gardens that are behind Porto's buildings, many behind restaurants!
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A Pria da Luz no Foz - Lovely beach side restaurant and lounge in Foz, a very nice neighborhood in Porto that is near the beach! 

Avenida Brasil, Porto 4150-151 Portugal
At a look out to see a view of the city and the iconic Ponte de Dom Luís I bridge. 


Ogi by Euskalduna – Cute bakery with naturally fermented breads and pastries

Portugal PT, R. de Santo Ildefonso 426, 4000-466 Porto, Portugal


Dona Mira Cafe – Peaceful cafe in the old city and a jewel of Bonfim

R. do Duque de Saldanha 431, 4300-466 Porto, Portugal


Torto – A cocktail bar in the José Falcão neighborhood with a great selection of drinks!

R. de José Falcão 199, 4050-199 Porto, Portugal


KUG Palácio – Unique ambiance located in a spacious secret garden behind Rua Dom Manuel ll

Rua Dom Manuel II 178, Porto 4050-343 Portugal


Combi Coffee – One of my favorite coffee shops that offers takeaway food and drinks!

R. do Morgado de Mateus nº29, 4000-334 Porto, Portugal



Jardins do Palacio de Cristal – An 18th-century landscape garden with fountains, paths, and views of the Douro River

R. de Dom Manuel II, 4050-346 Porto, Portugal


Serralves Villa – Outstanding Art Deco architecture

R. de Serralves 97, 4150-708 Porto, Portugal


Ponte de Dom Luís I – Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia are connected by this double-decker metal arch bridge over the River Douro

Pte. Luiz I, Porto, Portugal


Flórida Studio – This flower shop features a variety of natural materials, taking flowers and other botanical elements to another level!

Av. da Boavista 971, 4100-112 Porto, Portugal


Senhora Presidenta – Wonderful art gallery in Bonfim, Porto!

R. Joaquim António de Aguiar 65, 4000-311 Porto, Portugal


PATCH Lifestyle Concept Store – I loved this store! They had so many vintage gems and beautiful furniture!

Rua do Rosário 193, 4050-124 Porto, Portugal



Fontinha Porto – Nice hotel in Porto featuring a bar, and air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom

Rua da Fontinha 79, União de Freguesias do Centro, 4000-243 Porto, Portugal


Rosa Et Al Townhouse – A pet-friendly, beautifully renovated townhouse in Porto!

Rua do Rosario 233, 4050-524 Porto, Portugal


Casa do Conto & Tipografia – The place has a lovely patio, garden, and rooms to occupy. 

Rua da Boavista, 703 and Rua Álvares Cabral, 28, União de Freguesias do Centro, 4050-110 Porto, Portugal


Cocorico – This beautiful hotel is centrally located in Porto, a 5-minute walk from the São Bento Station

R. do Duque de Loulé nº 97, 4000-325 Porto, Portugal


Casa Duque in Bonfim 2 – Features bay windows facing the street, a private balcony in the shower room, and direct access to the garden.

Porto, Portugal 



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