Things To Do

Shopping in Porto

Shopping in Porto

Portugal is a paradise for shoppers, offering a plethora of handcrafts, leather goods, lace, clothing and gourmet items in high quality and at very competitive prices. Add a major city such as Porto into the equation and shopaholics are literally spoilt for choice. [...]

Douro Valley Boat Trip

Douro Valley Boat Trip

Many visitors, when planning their trip to Portugal, think of the expansive beaches of the Algarve, the historical cities that were the birthplace of the Kingdom of Portugal, at the heart of the ‘old world’, and the bustling modern centres of Lisbon and Porto. [...]

Port Wine Cellars Tour

Port Wine Cellars Tour

Porto is famed the world over for its delicious fortified wine and no trip to the city would be complete without taking part in a port wine cellars tour. Port wine is specific to the region, and refers to grapes that have been cultivated and harvested on the designated banks of the [...]

Nightlife in Porto

Nightlife in Porto

Nightlife in Porto caters for every age and taste. Whether you are in search of sophistication, soulfulness or out and about hedonism, you won’t be disappointed. There are two main areas for nightlife in Porto – the historic Ribeira district and the Cais de Gaia, on the opposite banks of the Douro. [...]

Events and Festivals

Events and Festivals

Whilst Porto has a reputation for being Portugal’s economic capital, it also has an extremely busy and varied cultural calendar, hosting some of the country’s most important annual events and festivals. [...]

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Best Hotels and Accommodation

Hotel Teatro

Hotel Teatro

Hotel Teatro was launched in 2010 to a flurry of media interest. Built in the fully renovated, restored and rebuilt Baquet Theatre, which dates back to 1859 when theatre in Portugal was in its heyday, the Hotel Teatro has been thoughtfully designed to provide guests with a sophisticated, comfortable [...]

Bessa Hotel

Bessa Hotel

There is no doubt that Porto is a veritable melting pot of quality accommodation and boutique hotels, and the Bessa Hotel is no exception. Centrally located on Rua Dr Marques de Carvalho, in the heart of Portugal’s historic capital of the northern region, the Bessa Hotel is a four-star property that has recently undergone a major renovation throughout. [...]

Hotel Dom Henrique

Hotel Dom Henrique

The Dom Henrique Hotel stands out in Porto for its comfortable atmosphere and warm welcome. The hotel is owned and run by a local family and has been since 1973. Families in Portugal have a tradition of going the extra mile to ensure their friends [...]

Vila Gale Porto

Vila Gale Porto

The Vila Gale Porto hotel is perfectly located in the bustling centre of Porto, Portugal, just a 10-minute walk from the main shopping and commercial area of Rua de Santa Catarina and within each reach of the city’s numerous historic monuments. [...]

The Yeatman

The Yeatman

In a city that is bursting at the seams with luxury hotels and boutique accommodation, it could be hard to find a stand-out choice in Porto. However, if you are looking for a something a little different, consider The Yeatman, a haven for wine lovers wishing to learn more about Portugal’s most famous export. [...]

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Recommended Restaurants

Shis Restaurant

Shis Restaurant

Shis Restaurant is a delightful restaurant located away from the hustle and bustle of Porto city centre, in the beachside area of Foz. Thanks to its privileged location, Shis offers diners lovely waterfront views out over the Atlantic Ocean, and is the perfect place in which to enjoy a relaxed lunch by the sea or a sophisticated evening meal against the backdrop [...]

Sessenta Setenta

Sessenta Setenta

Sessenta Setenta Restaurant nestled in the Massarelos district of Porto, Portugal, rising from the ruins of the former Monchique Convent. The location provides some of the most privileged views over the city and the waters of the Douro River, yet these are hidden from view from the outside. Only those in the know or those […]

Salsa & Loureiro

Salsa & Loureiro

The Salsa e Loureiro Restaurant takes pride of place in the heart of one of Porto’s most famous hotels – the Hotel Porto Palacio. Named after the hotels’ executive chef, Helio Loureiro, the restaurant serves a sophisticated gastronomic creation that draws on the traditional flavours of Portugal and serves them with a modern twist. [...]

A Cozinha da Maria

A Cozinha da Maria

A Cozinha da Maria Restaurant was established more than 25 years ago in the city of Porto, Portugal. Decorated by the famous Porto architect, Jose Luis Pais, it offers a welcoming, stylish, and comfortable space in which to enjoy a traditional Portuguese meal. In a city where more and more restaurants are striving towards cutting-edge, modern gastronomy that breaks boundaries and makes headlines [...]

Real Indiana

Real Indiana

Real Indiana is a well-known group of Indian restaurants with branches in major locations throughout Portugal. There are several branches of Real Indiana Restaurant in Porto, with the most recent addition being at Baixa do Porto, having opened in July 2013. [...]

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Best Attractions

Casa da Musica

Casa da Musica

Porto’s Casa da Musica is right at the heart of the city’s exciting and sophisticated cultural scene. It is a relatively new addition, having been conceived in the late 20th century, however it has gone on to stake its place firmly at the forefront of Portugal’s classical music offerings. The building itself was designed by […]

Serralves Museum & Gardens

Serralves Museum & Gardens

The city of Porto in northern Portugal is a beguiling combination of history and culture. In some ways a living museum in itself, teeming with some of the most exquisite examples of historic architecture in the country, Porto also embraces modernity, with one foot firmly in a new and forward-looking world. One of the most […]

Se Cathedral of Porto

Se Cathedral of Porto

Every great city in Portugal has a great cathedral, and Porto is no exception. The Se Cathedral of Porto is located at Terreiro da Se, right in the heart of the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of central Porto. Built in the 12th century, the Se Cathedral of Porto is one of the city’s oldest […]

Soares dos Reis Museum

Soares dos Reis Museum

The Soares dos Reis Museum is located in the 18th-century Carrancas Palace. Founded in 1833, it was Portugal’s first ever public art museum and was created to collect, store and showcase the many important artefacts that were confiscated from the dissolved monasteries in Porto, Martinho de Tibaes and Coimbra. The museum played an important part […]

Port Wine Cellars

Port Wine Cellars

No meal in Porto would be complete without a tipple of the famous local port wine. Likewise no visit to the city would be complete without a tour of one of the port wine cellars in which it is produced. It is in fact a misconception that port wine is produced in the city of […]

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