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Things to do in Porto

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“The Oporto City Park. A nice place to enjoy nature in the centre of Oporto a very close to the beach!!”
  • 289 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This fabulous cultural institution combines a museum, a mansion and extensive gardens. Cutting-edge exhibitions, along with a fine permanent collection featuring works from the late 1960s to the present, are showcased in the Museu de Arte Contemporânea, an arrestingly minimalist, whitewashed space designed by the eminent Porto-based architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. The delightful, pink Casa de Serralves is a prime example of art deco, bearing the imprint of French architect Charles Siclis. One ticket gets you into both museums. The museums sit within the marvellous 18-hectare Parque de Serralves. Lily ponds, rose gardens, formal fountains and whimsical touches – such as a bright-red sculpture of oversized pruning shears – make for a bucolic outing in the city. The estate is 6km west of the city centre; take bus 201 from in front of Praça Dom João I, one block east of Avenida dos Aliados.”
  • 246 locals recommend
Garden
“The Contemporary Art Museum is surrounded by an amazing and beautiful garden. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Library
“A modern art museum, a 1950 house and a green park full of little corners to explore, make for one of the most visited spaces in Porto. Take your time to appreciate it and end the visit with a tea on the terrace.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This fabulous cultural institution combines a museum, a mansion and extensive gardens. Cutting-edge exhibitions, along with a fine permanent collection featuring works from the late 1960s to the present, are showcased in the Museu de Arte Contemporânea, an arrestingly minimalist, whitewashed space designed by the eminent Porto-based architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. The delightful, pink Casa de Serralves is a prime example of art deco, bearing the imprint of French architect Charles Siclis. One ticket gets you into both museums.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Buen restaurante para se comer carne a la brasa. Buen precio y a 5 minutos del piso”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“the biggest city park in Portugal, romantic place to walk and enjoy a drink in one of the coffee bars. the particularity of this place is that the park is ending by the Ocean. If you have time please spend sometime exploring this nature sight ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“In Oporto, there are places like this: irresistible and romantic. Surrounded by lush green gardens and situated in the old tennis court, the Serralves Tea House offers a unique atmosphere. With interior room and terrace, it’s a place to enjoy before or after a raid by the exhibits and gardens of the Foundation.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A secret spot right in the middle of the city park. Famous portuguese chefs got together and each one of them created an unique sandwich. The location itself couldn't be more stunning, the green surroundings and the peacefulness of the place are totally worth it.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant specialized in "Francesinhas" and various dishes!... Best to get there, by car or taxi Tel. 223206059”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
  • 4 locals recommend
Historic Site
“An interesting and exotic building dedicated to show the relevance of water.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 1 local recommends
Bus Station
“We call it the city park, it is the biggest park in Porto district and in the Summer is know for hosting several music events and great place to make a picnic in a sunny afternoon.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Buen restaurante para se comer carne a la brasa. Buen precio y a 5 minutos del piso”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A secret spot right in the middle of the city park. Famous portuguese chefs got together and each one of them created an unique sandwich. The location itself couldn't be more stunning, the green surroundings and the peacefulness of the place are totally worth it.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant specialized in "Francesinhas" and various dishes!... Best to get there, by car or taxi Tel. 223206059”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Ideal para um almoço rápido ou snack, com óptimas sandes de pernil de porco a acompanhar com um cerveja. Pequeno mas acolhedor e com atendimento atencioso. Recente.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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