WELCOME TO OPORTO


We are delighted you chose us to be the starting point to discover Oporto!

WHAT TO DO IN OPORTO


Here are some of our activity suggestions. You can also check a more detailed map bellow.

Have dinner while listening to Fado.

Visit one of the Port wine cellars.

Take a guided tour inside Casa da Música (and learn how to produce, rehearse musical concerts).

Ride the old Oporto tram system, along the Douro river.

Go to a beach or terrace by the sea or the river.

Take a bike ride, along the Douro river and the sea.

Grab a beer and see the sunset in Passeio das Virtudes.

Go to Serralves Museum and enjoy its gardens.

Stroll in one of the beautiful parks of the city.

Port wine tasting in Instituto do Vinho do Porto.

OPORTO DETAILED MAP

WHAT TO DO NEAR OPORTO


Here are some suggestions of what you can do nearby Oporto / North of Portugal.

Learn or practice surfing, in Matosinhos.

Go for a trip along the banks of the Douro river by train or boat.

Enjoy beautiful beaches at north and south of Oporto: Vila Chã and Gaia (cold water).

Visit the city of Aveiro and Costa Nova seaside resort.

Go to the natural park of Gerês, for long walks, very old villages and wild fauna.

Visit beautiful villages on the Minho river, from Caminha to Melgaço.

Visit the city center of Braga (lunch at Hotel do Elevador at Bom Jesus do Monte), after lunch visit the city center of Guimarães, both architectural gems from a distant past.

GASTRONOMY


Portuguese gastronomy has many Mediterranean influences and is extremelly diverse. It's famous for it's seafood, for the use of different spices, for the delicious olive oil and it's bread. Here are some of our suggestions.

Bacalhau à Brás, Bacalhau à Braga, Pataniscas de Bacalhau, Bolinhos de Bacalhau - cod fish dishes

Alheira - Portuguese Jewish sausage (interesting story)

Leitão - roasted piglet

Francesinha - Oporto typical sandwich

Tripas à moda do Porto - white beans cooked with pig meat and its guts

Sardinhas assadas com pimentos - grilled sardines with peppers

Cabrito assado - roasted small goat

Feijoada à transmontana - beans and meat dish

Rojões à moda do Minho - typical heavy recipe from Minho

Caldo verde - typical Portuguese soup

Queijo da serra - sheep cheese

Broa de Avintes - typical Oporto bread

Francesinha - Oporto typical sandwich

Regarding wines, we suggest you to taste the wines from Demarcated Region of Douro. You can also try the Alvarinho variety of Vinho Verde. And of course don't forget to drink the sweet, but strong Port Wine.

OPORTO MAP


In the upper-left corner you can activate the map caption. Bellow you can find tips for each location.

ENLARGE MAP

Useful

- Tripall home

- Oporto Welcome Center info about Oporto and Portugal

- Pharmacy

- Pharmacy 24h

- Hospital

- Laundry

- Taxi


Drinks and Nightlife

- Plano B to dance and drink

- Radio Bar to dance

- Era uma vez no Porto to have a drink

- Maus Hábitos cultural events and concerts

- Candelabro for a glass of wine

- Hard Club concerts and electronic music

- Hot Five jazz concerts

- Casa do Livro chill-out with cocktails and wine

- Catraio Craft beer Shop for a good local beer

- Aduela for a glass of wine


Shopping

- Rua de Santa Catarina traditional commercial street

- Rua de Cedofeitatraditional commercial street

- Shopping Centro Comercial Bombarda alternative and design shops

- Museu dos Estuques plaster artwork shop

- Rua da Torrinha antique shops

- Norteshopping modern shopping


Sightseeing and Parks

- Jardim do Morro beautiful view over Oporto

- Passeio das Virtudes unforgettable sunsets

- Jardím das Virtudes view over the river

- Top floor of Hotel D. Henrique beautiful view over the city

- Edifício Transparente nice sea view

- Parque da Cidade city park, connected with the sea

- Parque de Serralves beautiful gardens, by Jacques Gréber

- Palácio de Cristal iconic garden, with a view of Douro river


Arts & Culture

- Museu de Serralves contemporary museum, by Siza Vieira

- Museu Soares dos Reis Portugal's first public art museum

- Rua Miguel Bombarda art galleries - check-out Ap’arte

- Casa da Música Oporto House of Music, by Rem Koolhaas

- Livraria Lello bookstore - Harry Potter inspiration

- Sé do Porto Oporto Cathedral, city's oldest monument

- Carmelitas Church amazing Portuguese ceramic tiles

- Ponte D. Luís the longest bridge of its type in the world

- Igreja e Torre dos Clérigos church by Nicolau Nasoni

- Palácio da Bolsa World Heritage Site by UNESCO

- São Bento railway station covered by Portuguese ceramic tiles

- World of Discoveries interactive museum on Portuguese navigators


Restaurants

- Cervejaria Brasão ask for a ‘Francesinha’ and local craft beer

- Café Luso good traditional dishes

- Abadía good traditional dishes

- Mercado Bom Sucesso gourmet food - ask for ‘Sandes de Leitão’

- Casa Agrícola ask for ‘Açorda de marisco’, shellfish bread stew

- Oporto Café for a coffee with a great view

- Esplanada do Molhe sea view

- DaTerra good vegetarian food

- Cantina 32 good traditional dishes

- Taberna Real do Fado enjoy a Fado concert during the meal

- Padaria Ribeiro great traditional pastry

- Santini good ice cream

- Café Delta Q ask for ‘Pastel de Nata’, typical pastry

- Café Majestic one of the most beautiful cafes in the world


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