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Things to do in Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória

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.

Garden
“The Cristal palace it's where you will find beautiful gardens and some nice views to the river ”
  • 250 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This the most beautiful cafe in Porto. Actually, it’s on the Top 10 of the most beautiful cafes in the world. It dates back to 1921 under the name of Elite. It’s located on Santa Catarina Street, the main pedestrian walkway in the city. You can’t miss it. The façade is gorgeous but as you go inside your mouth opens and the sound “UAU” comes out! ”
  • 237 locals recommend
Bakery
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“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. The road was extended as far as Alameda da Aguardente, today's Praça Marquês de Pombal. Its imposing façades house some fine examples of the Art Nouveau style. Over 1500 metres long, the Rua de Santa Catarina, part of which has been pedestrianised, is the busiest shopping street in the city centre with clothing stores, haberdashery, shoe shops, the Via Catarina shopping mall and countless street vendors, less or more legal and carts selling handicrafts and jewelry.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Bar
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“The street where the magic happens - all the good bars and disco's join together.”
  • 178 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“he Bolhão Market is the most famous in the city and in 2006 it was classified as a place of public interest. Dating back to 1850, with a singular structure with two floors, it is characterised by the monumentality of its neoclassic architecture. On the exterior, the market is divided into a large number of shops, facing the four surrounding roads: Fernandes Tomás, to the North, Alexandre Braga, to the East, Formosa, to the South, and Sá da Bandeira to the West. Dedicated mainly at fresh products, its sellers are divided into different specialised sections, namely: fishmongers, butchers, green grocers and florists.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Portuguese art from the 19th to the 20th century. One of my favorite museums.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Food Court
“Market with all sorts of restaurants inside for every taste! On saturdays, there's live music so make sure you go early to save a table”
  • 106 locals recommend
Route
“This street earned the nickname of Art District due to its dozens of art galleries, clothing and design shops, independent brand pop-ups and workshops per square metre.”
  • 130 locals recommend
Plaza
“The imposing Avenida dos Aliados is the heart of the city, a sloping boulevard lined with grand buildings and a central promenade. The city hall sits at the top of the Avenue.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Women's Store
“In case you need something fast and where you can be sure to find something of your liking”
  • 38 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Have a coffee and read a book! Café Candelabro is a special cafe-bookshop in downtown Porto. Why so special? Because it’s cosy, artsy and you can find books on the shelves. Some of them, you can actually buy. Others you can take with you to the table and enjoy them. Most of the books are about photography and cinema. Rua da Conceição, 3 Porto (Baixa - Porto) PHONE: 966 984 250”
  • 71 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located in a picturesque square, this modern-age tasca serves great food: quiches, tapas, desserts, artisanal beer and wine by the glass. An always appealing meeting place! Rua das Oliveiras, 36 Porto (Cedofeita) PHONE: 222 084 398”
  • 62 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Abadia is a traditional restaurant with a privileged regional cuisine like Oporto’s trip and monkfish rice and prawns. Abadia was founded in 1939. It is said that the name originates in the abbeys, where the pilgrims, who demanded of Santiago de Compostela, rested a few hours, sleeping and eating before to embark ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Road
“Most buildings at Cedofeita Street are from the end of the 19th century. They are narrow and tall, with small balconies and full of tiles. Nowadays, most of them are being renovated and a lot of new businesses are emerging.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Two parallel streets filled with clubs and bars on both sides. It's Porto's main club area.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Fantastic "Francesinha", fantastic atmosphere, fantastic decor and fantastic service. Good choice of beers also.”
  • 39 locals recommend