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Guidebook for Porto

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Guidebook for Porto

Sightseeing
Considered one of the most beautiful Bookshop in ihe world.
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Livraria Lello
144 R. das Carmelitas
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Considered one of the most beautiful Bookshop in ihe world.
Imposing view of the city with a range of 360 degrees. Both the City and Historical Centres stand out. Also possible to see stretches of the Douro River and out into the distance of the sea.
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Clérigos Tower
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Imposing view of the city with a range of 360 degrees. Both the City and Historical Centres stand out. Also possible to see stretches of the Douro River and out into the distance of the sea.
One of the city's oldest monuments and one of the most important Romanesque monuments in Portugal.
One of the city's oldest monuments and one of the most important Romanesque monuments in Portugal.
In the center of the square there is monument dedicated to the Portuguese soldiers who fought and died in the First World War.
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Praça de Carlos Alberto
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In the center of the square there is monument dedicated to the Portuguese soldiers who fought and died in the First World War.
Nowadays it is one of the city's main commercial areas. The street is flanked with buildings constructed from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
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Cedofeita
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Nowadays it is one of the city's main commercial areas. The street is flanked with buildings constructed from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
The imposing architecture and its central character. Location of excellence where the people of Porto gather to celebrate special times. The City Hall is located at the head of the Avenida.
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Aliados
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The imposing architecture and its central character. Location of excellence where the people of Porto gather to celebrate special times. The City Hall is located at the head of the Avenida.
Enjoy the views of Douro River. One o the most beautiful neighbourhoods of the city! On the other side of the river visit one of the various Port Wine Cellars.
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Ribeira
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Enjoy the views of Douro River. One o the most beautiful neighbourhoods of the city! On the other side of the river visit one of the various Port Wine Cellars.
With over 1500 metres long, 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.
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Rua de Santa Catarina
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With over 1500 metres long, 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.
One of the particularities of this garden is the fact of being vertical, in other words, it stretches out on the steep slope terraces, and therefore, there is a unique view over the river Douro
Rua De Azevedo De Albuquerque
One of the particularities of this garden is the fact of being vertical, in other words, it stretches out on the steep slope terraces, and therefore, there is a unique view over the river Douro
650 metres long, Miguel Bombarda is one of the cultural arteries of modern times. With several art galleries and new commercial trends, obligatory visit for all those who enjoy art and inovation.
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Rua de Miguel Bombarda
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650 metres long, Miguel Bombarda is one of the cultural arteries of modern times. With several art galleries and new commercial trends, obligatory visit for all those who enjoy art and inovation.
This wide avenue, flanked by a group of buildings from the 20s and 40s, is closed on the southern side by the Cardosas building (19th century), and at North by the City Hall.
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Liberdade Square
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This wide avenue, flanked by a group of buildings from the 20s and 40s, is closed on the southern side by the Cardosas building (19th century), and at North by the City Hall.
From this spot one can admire the complete Barredo area, the river Douro and Vila Nova de Gaia.
Terreiro da Sé
From this spot one can admire the complete Barredo area, the river Douro and Vila Nova de Gaia.
From this location, next to the Infante Bridge, one can enjoy the view over Gaia and a partial view of the D. Luís I Bridge, a popular spot to watch the São João fireworks.
Alameda das Fontainhas
From this location, next to the Infante Bridge, one can enjoy the view over Gaia and a partial view of the D. Luís I Bridge, a popular spot to watch the São João fireworks.
Project celebrating Port Wine culture, combining contemporaneity and tradition and settled in a building from the 18th century, recovered to offer leisure, shopping and exhibitions. Enjoy a port whilst enjoying one of the most beautiful views of Porto!
Largo Miguel Bombarda
Project celebrating Port Wine culture, combining contemporaneity and tradition and settled in a building from the 18th century, recovered to offer leisure, shopping and exhibitions. Enjoy a port whilst enjoying one of the most beautiful views of Porto!
One of the main train stations in Porto, São Bento is the oldest and most beautiful. This station was built on the location of the former São Bento de Avé-Maria Convent. Tiles tells some history about Porto and North od Portugal region!!
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São Bento Station
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One of the main train stations in Porto, São Bento is the oldest and most beautiful. This station was built on the location of the former São Bento de Avé-Maria Convent. Tiles tells some history about Porto and North od Portugal region!!
Built in 1842, this used to be the stock exchange in Porto, and is nowadays the headquarters of the city's Commercial Association. The Arab Room is the most amazing room in the palace.
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Bolsa Palace
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Built in 1842, this used to be the stock exchange in Porto, and is nowadays the headquarters of the city's Commercial Association. The Arab Room is the most amazing room in the palace.
Use the funicular to arrive at Ribeira whilst enjoying the sights!!
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Guindais Funicular
54 R. Arnaldo Gama
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Use the funicular to arrive at Ribeira whilst enjoying the sights!!
Drinks & Nightlife
Night life. Full of bars & restaurants
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Rua da Galeria de Paris
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Night life. Full of bars & restaurants
Night Life. Located near the Clérigos Tower and the Lello Bookshop. This area is known for its night life, offering several bars and restaurants and different kinds of shops.
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Rua Cândido dos Reis
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Night Life. Located near the Clérigos Tower and the Lello Bookshop. This area is known for its night life, offering several bars and restaurants and different kinds of shops.
A magnificent building that is full of history, the House of Sandeman has been used for more than two centuries to age the world’s most recognised Porto wines inside hundreds of wooden casks and vats.
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Sandeman Porto
3 Largo Miguel Bombarda
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A magnificent building that is full of history, the House of Sandeman has been used for more than two centuries to age the world’s most recognised Porto wines inside hundreds of wooden casks and vats.
Taylor’s Port wine cellars in the heart of the historic area of Vila Nova de Gaia, across the river from the old city centre of Oporto, house most of the company’s extensive reserves of wood aged.
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Taylor's Port
250 Rua do Choupelo
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Taylor’s Port wine cellars in the heart of the historic area of Vila Nova de Gaia, across the river from the old city centre of Oporto, house most of the company’s extensive reserves of wood aged.
Champagne Bar. Taste their champagne sangria!!
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Champ's da Baixa
107 Rua da Picaria
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Champagne Bar. Taste their champagne sangria!!
Here you can follow our history, become well acquainted with our Ports and see our “Quinta” in the Douro.
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Porto Cálem
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Here you can follow our history, become well acquainted with our Ports and see our “Quinta” in the Douro.
Do you enjoy Beer? This is the place!!!!
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Catraio - Craft Beer Shop
256 Rua de Cedofeita
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Do you enjoy Beer? This is the place!!!!
A great space for beer lovers!!!
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Bonaparte Downtown
40 Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes
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A great space for beer lovers!!!
Arts & Culture
Use the free service of guided tours to the building and to the exhibitions ( subject to advance booking)
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Portuguese Centre of Photography
S/N Campo Mártires da Pátria
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Use the free service of guided tours to the building and to the exhibitions ( subject to advance booking)
With an area of 1500m2, it has a regular programme of exhibitions witch are not restricted to plastic arts, but also to the publishing of cultural and scientific patrimony, documentary and other shows
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Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
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With an area of 1500m2, it has a regular programme of exhibitions witch are not restricted to plastic arts, but also to the publishing of cultural and scientific patrimony, documentary and other shows
Designed by the Dutch arquitect, Rem Koolhaas, the Casa da Musica was opened in 2005. Since then it has become an icon of contemporary arquitecture. It has a dynamic and innovative programme.
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Casa da Música
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Designed by the Dutch arquitect, Rem Koolhaas, the Casa da Musica was opened in 2005. Since then it has become an icon of contemporary arquitecture. It has a dynamic and innovative programme.
World of Discoveries is must-visit point in the city. An Interactive Museum and Theme Park reconstructing the fantastic odyssey of Portuguese navigators, crossing oceans to discover the unknown world.
Rua de Miragaia
World of Discoveries is must-visit point in the city. An Interactive Museum and Theme Park reconstructing the fantastic odyssey of Portuguese navigators, crossing oceans to discover the unknown world.
In the Dragão Football Stadium, the Museum of Porto's Football attributes to the constellation of the dragon the place that belongs to it by right, guaranteeing it a celestial ceiling of victories.
Alameda das Antas
In the Dragão Football Stadium, the Museum of Porto's Football attributes to the constellation of the dragon the place that belongs to it by right, guaranteeing it a celestial ceiling of victories.
Built at the end of the 18th Century by a wealthy Porto family, it is classified as a heritage site. It has collections of ceramics, sculptures, engravings, jewellery, furniture, gold and silver.
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Soares dos Reis National Museum
44 R. de Dom Manuel II
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Built at the end of the 18th Century by a wealthy Porto family, it is classified as a heritage site. It has collections of ceramics, sculptures, engravings, jewellery, furniture, gold and silver.
Opened in 1992, it houses a collection of trams and other support vehicles that once circulated in Porto and which have marked the history of urban rail transport in the city.
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Tram Museum
51 Alameda de Basílio Teles
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Opened in 1992, it houses a collection of trams and other support vehicles that once circulated in Porto and which have marked the history of urban rail transport in the city.
The Sea Life Porto will take you on a trip through rivers and oceans making you feel as fish in water, travelling through typical scenarios of Porto region.
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SEA LIFE Porto
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The Sea Life Porto will take you on a trip through rivers and oceans making you feel as fish in water, travelling through typical scenarios of Porto region.
This classic building was constructed in 1910 on top of the ruins of the Real Theatre which burned down in 1908. With stylistic emblems representing pain, quality, hate and love.
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São João National Theater
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This classic building was constructed in 1910 on top of the ruins of the Real Theatre which burned down in 1908. With stylistic emblems representing pain, quality, hate and love.
The MMIPO has a double purpose, one is letting people know the history of the Misericórdia do Porto and its institutional purposes, and the other is to divulge its artistic collections, through a set of resources that reflect the memory and the identity of the organization, projecting it into the future.
MMIPO - Museu da Misericórdia do Porto
15 R. das Flores
The MMIPO has a double purpose, one is letting people know the history of the Misericórdia do Porto and its institutional purposes, and the other is to divulge its artistic collections, through a set of resources that reflect the memory and the identity of the organization, projecting it into the future.
Parks & Nature
The City Park is the largest urban park in Portugal, with an area of 83 hectares that stretch out as far as the Atlantic Ocean, which is globally something of a rarity.
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Porto City Park
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The City Park is the largest urban park in Portugal, with an area of 83 hectares that stretch out as far as the Atlantic Ocean, which is globally something of a rarity.
The Foz Gardens stretch out along Avenida Montevideu and Avenida do Brasil, on the sea front of Porto. Visit the beaches and relax while you have a meal or a drink in the bars/restaurants.
Avenida de Montevideu
The Foz Gardens stretch out along Avenida Montevideu and Avenida do Brasil, on the sea front of Porto. Visit the beaches and relax while you have a meal or a drink in the bars/restaurants.
Built in the late 19th century benefitting from the participation of Emíle David who worked on its landscaping. Lined by a Palm Grove, it houses a variety of architectural features of great value.
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Passeio Alegre garden
828 R. do Passeio Alegre
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Built in the late 19th century benefitting from the participation of Emíle David who worked on its landscaping. Lined by a Palm Grove, it houses a variety of architectural features of great value.
Whether by its historical and artistic characteristics, or by its size (18 hectares), diversified landscape and condition of conservation, is a unique place on a national and international level.
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Museu Serralves
210 R. Dom João de Castro
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Whether by its historical and artistic characteristics, or by its size (18 hectares), diversified landscape and condition of conservation, is a unique place on a national and international level.
The Botanic Garden currently comprises a historical garden, a garden of fleshy plants, an area of greenhouses with tropical, subtropical, orchids and fleshy plants, lakes and a park area
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Jardim Botânico do Porto
1191 Rua do Campo Alegre
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The Botanic Garden currently comprises a historical garden, a garden of fleshy plants, an area of greenhouses with tropical, subtropical, orchids and fleshy plants, lakes and a park area
Entertainment & Activities
The Dragão Stadium is the official stadium of Futebol Clube do Porto. Designed by the architect Manuel Salgado, with capacity for 50,399 spectators.
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Estádio do Dragão
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The Dragão Stadium is the official stadium of Futebol Clube do Porto. Designed by the architect Manuel Salgado, with capacity for 50,399 spectators.
Food Scene
Most famous market in the city classified as a place of public interest. Built in 1850, has a singular structure with two floors, characterised by the monumentality of its neoclassic architecture.
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Mercado do Bolhão
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Most famous market in the city classified as a place of public interest. Built in 1850, has a singular structure with two floors, characterised by the monumentality of its neoclassic architecture.
It offers a new and diverse eating area that operates side-by-side with the daily market of fresh produce. In 2014 was one of the Global Wards for Excellence, N.York, winners.
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Mercado Bom Sucesso
74-90 Praça Bom Sucesso
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It offers a new and diverse eating area that operates side-by-side with the daily market of fresh produce. In 2014 was one of the Global Wards for Excellence, N.York, winners.
Art Nouveau alert! Open since 1921, Café Majestic is the most renowned café in town, and is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.
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Majestic Café
112 Rua Santa Catarina
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Art Nouveau alert! Open since 1921, Café Majestic is the most renowned café in town, and is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.
One of the Porto best sushi restaurants
Kyoto Na Baixa
56 Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes
One of the Porto best sushi restaurants
One of the Porto's best sushi restaurants
Restaurante Twosushi
30 Rua da Picaria
One of the Porto's best sushi restaurants
Prove the pork sandwich with portuguese cheese "Serra" ! You will love it!!!
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Casa Guedes
130 Praça dos Poveiros
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Prove the pork sandwich with portuguese cheese "Serra" ! You will love it!!!
Enjoy the Porto's traditional "Francesinha"! Some people say that was invented by this restaurant!!!
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Restaurante A Regaleira
87 R. do Bonjardim
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Enjoy the Porto's traditional "Francesinha"! Some people say that was invented by this restaurant!!!
Taste one of the best craft burguers of city!!!
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Real Hamburgueria
134 Rua da Torrinha
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Taste one of the best craft burguers of city!!!
Taste one of the best Ice creams of the city!!!
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Santini
16-20 Largo dos Lóios
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Taste one of the best Ice creams of the city!!!
Enjoy the Porto's traditional "Francesinha"!
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Café Santiago
226 R. de Passos Manuel
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Enjoy the Porto's traditional "Francesinha"!
Get inspired by the selection of wines about witch they give some information regarding each wine!
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Wine Quay Bar
111 Cais da Estiva
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Get inspired by the selection of wines about witch they give some information regarding each wine!
A Heaven for meatlovers!!
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Reitoria
33 R. de Sá de Noronha
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A Heaven for meatlovers!!
Do you prefer eating vegetarian food? This is the one of the options!!
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Cultura dos Sabores
80 Rua de Ceuta
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Do you prefer eating vegetarian food? This is the one of the options!!
Do you prefer eating vegetarian food? This is the one of the options!!
Restaurante Nakité
396 Rua de Breyner
Do you prefer eating vegetarian food? This is the one of the options!!
Do you prefer eating vegetarian food? This is the one of the options!!
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daTerra Baixa
249 rue de Mouzinho da Silveira
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Do you prefer eating vegetarian food? This is the one of the options!!
Taste one of the best craft burguers of city!!!
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Hamburgueria DeGema
249 Rua do Almada
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Taste one of the best craft burguers of city!!!
Great Tapas Restaurant!! Taste their White Sangria and Oreo Mousse as desert!!!
Casa do Carmo
51 R. de Sá de Noronha
Great Tapas Restaurant!! Taste their White Sangria and Oreo Mousse as desert!!!
Great sushi restaurant just two doors away from the apartment!!
Cru Sushi Bar
86A Rua da Torrinha
Great sushi restaurant just two doors away from the apartment!!
Amazing Piadinas (Italian food) with portuguese ingredients!!
La Piada
64 R. do Dr. Barbosa de Castro
Amazing Piadinas (Italian food) with portuguese ingredients!!
Great pizzas and pastas!!
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Presto Pizza Cedofeita
291 Rua de Cedofeita
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Great pizzas and pastas!!
A Alma do Rock é Invicta - The Soul of Rock is Invictus. Combining Porto’s strong sense of history with the irreverence and character of the Hard Rock brand, Hard Rock Cafe Porto provides a fascinating and charming dining opportunity in the second largest city in Portugal.
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Hard Rock Cafe
38 Rua do Dr. Artur de Magalhães Basto
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A Alma do Rock é Invicta - The Soul of Rock is Invictus. Combining Porto’s strong sense of history with the irreverence and character of the Hard Rock brand, Hard Rock Cafe Porto provides a fascinating and charming dining opportunity in the second largest city in Portugal.
Shopping
Concept store with lots of souvenirs!! You will love it not also the products but the building!!!
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A Vida Portuguesa - Loja Clérigos
20 R. da Galeria de Paris
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Concept store with lots of souvenirs!! You will love it not also the products but the building!!!
Specialise in new and used vinyl records covering all musical genres, and we offer new arrivals on a regular basis.
Porto Calling - Record Store
80 Rua da Conceição
Specialise in new and used vinyl records covering all musical genres, and we offer new arrivals on a regular basis.