Lives in Porto, Portugal
Since Dec 2008
35-49 year old male
Other Outdoor Activities
Kayaking & Canoeing, River Rafting & Tubing, Eco Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Private Tours
One of the hidden gems in the city, this garden is one of the most beautiful and one that most people don't know they can visit. Uniquely, it is a vertical garden, meaning that from each level or slope, you get a different yet amazing view over the city and the Douro River.
Perfect for a stroll or a run, the City Park is a favorite spot for both locals and visitors. You can go for a quiet walk, relax reading on the grass, or gear up and go for a run! There’s a nice coffee house in the park where you can have a quiet meal or just sit and enjoy the fresh breeze.
Located in the Arts District, this tea house is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or a light meal. You can choose from a wide variety of teas and have a cup in the house or in the garden. If you're an art lover and want to check out all the galleries, just walk up and down the street and you'll see plenty to peek into.
Within a five minute walk from Clerigos Tower, you'll find one of the best viewing points in town. It is located on the grounds of a private property, but when it was purchased, the owners signed an agreement with the town hall, stating that any person who wanted access to the backyard to observe the view would be granted access.
Spicy hot dogs as a snack, for lunch, or for dinner. It doesn't matter what time it is, grab one or two with a cold beer! The place is small and usually crowed. Every local knows that the best hot dogs in Porto are from Gazela. So mingle and be like one of the regulars!
One of the best restaurants in Porto, totally off the tourist route. The food is incredibly delicious, with a menu composed of traditional Portuguese dishes that taste like the ones our grandmothers used to cook for us. From traditional roasted codfish to the decadent octopus in red wine, not to mention the lamb, you have plenty to choose from. And do not pass on the dessert. The vanilla ice cream with dried figs and liqueur is to die for.
Right next to Clerigos Tower you can find Jardim de Joao Chagas, also known as Cordoaria Gardens. Within the garden you'll find the sycamore promenade, where you can enjoy the playful sculptures called 'Thirteen Laughing at Each Other,' by Juan Muñoz.
If you're looking for a place where you can either have a pleasant conversation with friend or dance your butt off, this is perfect. The DJs are usually good and you can have an incredible night out at this bar and disco. Era uma vez em Paris is also open during the day, meaning you can go and have a light meal and still listen to really good music. Give it a try.
Learn about the history of the city and its transport at one of the most beautiful museums in Porto. For those who like trains and trams, this is the right place to visit. Once you've finished exploring, take the number 1 tram from Infante to Foz and back. It’s one of the most beautiful rides in Porto.
Delicious, decadent, Portuguese-style tapas (the word is actually ‘petiscos’) with a gourmet touch. Don't worry, you don't have to get all dressed up just to grab some delicious eggs and ‘alheira.’ The wine selection is really good and the food is to die for. The dishes are meant for sharing with friends or with your loved one. And don't forget about the desserts!
'Molhe' means 'pier' in Portuguese, and this pier a truly local place. It’s one of the most known reunion points for people who live in the neighborhood. The sea views are just wonderful, and you can walk all the way along the pier if the waves are not too big. From here, you can also walk along the pathway that runs along the beach and all the way to Matosinhos.
Open since 1981, this is one of the best bars in town. Friendly and not too loud, with an incredible choice of music. It's a great place for a drink with friends all year round. In the summer you can stay outside and enjoy the summer breeze. In the winter, you can admire the interior stone walls and enjoy the great music.
This is the best adventure tour you can go on to enjoy Gerês National Park. The tour guide will collect you from your accommodation in the morning in a 4x4 and drive you to the most amazing natural pools and waterfalls. During the tour, you can hike, swim, check out beautiful viewpoints, and have a nice, traditional lunch. These guys are locals and they know the park really well.
Murca is a village in the north of Portugal, well known for its curvy roads, its wine, and its delicious food. This small restaurant serves typical, home cooked dishes for a very nice price. It’s not a fancy restaurant, but the food is well worth the visit.