Porto, Portugal Recommendations
Porto, the second-largest city in Portugal, is a captivating blend of old-world charm and vibrant modernity. I visited Porto with my boyfriend in April 2023 and we had the most incredible time. Check out my tips on where to eat, boogie and relax.
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Where to Stay

Hotel Mouco
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Amazing hotel, only a 30 minute walk into the centre of the city or a quick metro ride. Perfect for people looking for a buzzy, hip hotel at a reasonable price. We even got to choose our own records from the library and play them on the record player in our room.
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Where to Eat

Mercado do Bolhão
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A brilliant market! We went here on our first morning at 11am there was 2 euro wine tasting, little packages of cheese and ham, and the perfect place to sit in the sunshine on the stairs. Also a beautiful walk through the main streets to get to the market.
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Negra Café Baixa
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A delicious, reasonably priced brunch at Negra Cafe. Fabulous interior and lovely staff.
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Flow Restaurant & Bar
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Gorgeous restaurant. Slightly on the pricier side for Porto but definitely worth it! The food and vibes were imbecile. Would 100% recommend for a special occasion or date night.
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Zenith Brunch & Cocktails - Porto
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Best brunch we had in Porto. Food was amazing, service was quick and it was so reasonably priced. There was a queue outside but we went at 11am on a Sunday so what did we expect. Didn't take long before we were sat down scoffing delicious food on a table in the sunshine.
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Muu Steakhouse
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If you love steak this is a must in Porto. My boyfriend still talks about how this was his favourite steak ever. There are only a few tables so make sure to book in advance. Upon arrival we were given complimentary prosecco, starters and at the end of the meal there were chocolates for the table. The service is incredible and the interior is a dream. Perfect date night location.
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Digby Restaurante Bar
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I booked Digby for my boyfriend's birthday and it didn't disappoint! The executive menu runs from Monday-Friday at lunch time and includes 3 courses. Views from the top are marvellous!
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ROSA ET AL
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Rosa Et Al is a trendy guesthouse and restaurant in Porto. We went for brunch and sat outside in the Garden. It was a Monday around 11am and we were the only people there which was heaven. We ordered mimosas and were free to relax anywhere in the garden while our food was prepared. Slightly more expensive than the other places we visited but it was a very relaxing experience and the food was delish.
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Where to Drink

Jardim do Morro
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We spent our first evening in Porto on this hill watching the sunset. With a bottle of wine and crisps in hand we walked up the hill and sat comfortably for 4 hours watching the beautiful sun set behind the Dom Luis bridge.
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Aduela
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Aduela is a bustling bar in Porto. The drinks are cheap which of course brings a crowd. Get here early evening to save a table outside and fill yourself with cheap wine, beer and cocktails
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The Yeatman Hotel
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The Yeatman is a luxury hotel in Porto where the views are incredible. We went up to the rooftop bar, bought the cheapest bottle of Rose and watched a glorious sunset over Porto.
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Base Porto
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We loved Base. Lots of people chilling on the grass patch on top of a roundabout. Perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon.
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Espaço Porto Cruz
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On our final day we went up to Terrace Lounge on the roof of Espaço Porto Cruz. It was our favourite drinking spot by far! Staff were super friendly and you can order cocktails by the jug. Fabulous views, music and service.
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Things to Do

Porto Cathedral
@maisieharley
Although we didn't go inside the Cathedral we did walk up the hill and admire the exteriors. The view from up here was lovely and there were many performers playing live music with people dancing. Lovely place to go and visit even just for the view.
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Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves
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The most beautiful museum and gardens. We spent a morning here before heading to the beach and we're so glad that we did.
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Sailing 360º - Turismo Náutico
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I booked the Sailing360 sunset sailing trip for my boyfriend's birthday. We were the only two on the boat and were served Prosecco and Tapas. It was a wonderful experience seeing Porto from the water as the sun went down.
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Porto, Portugal Recommendations
Porto, the second-largest city in Portugal, is a captivating blend of old-world charm and vibrant modernity. I visited Porto with my boyfriend in April 2023 and we had the most incredible time. Check out my tips on where to eat, boogie and relax.
16 Places • 1 Save • ago
Free

Where to Stay

Hotel Mouco
@maisieharley
Amazing hotel, only a 30 minute walk into the centre of the city or a quick metro ride. Perfect for people looking for a buzzy, hip hotel at a reasonable price. We even got to choose our own records from the library and play them on the record player in our room.
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Where to Eat

Mercado do Bolhão
@maisieharley
A brilliant market! We went here on our first morning at 11am there was 2 euro wine tasting, little packages of cheese and ham, and the perfect place to sit in the sunshine on the stairs. Also a beautiful walk through the main streets to get to the market.
Add to
Details
Negra Café Baixa
@maisieharley
A delicious, reasonably priced brunch at Negra Cafe. Fabulous interior and lovely staff.
Add to
Details
Flow Restaurant & Bar
@maisieharley
Gorgeous restaurant. Slightly on the pricier side for Porto but definitely worth it! The food and vibes were imbecile. Would 100% recommend for a special occasion or date night.
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Zenith Brunch & Cocktails - Porto
@maisieharley
Best brunch we had in Porto. Food was amazing, service was quick and it was so reasonably priced. There was a queue outside but we went at 11am on a Sunday so what did we expect. Didn't take long before we were sat down scoffing delicious food on a table in the sunshine.
Add to
Details
Muu Steakhouse
@maisieharley
If you love steak this is a must in Porto. My boyfriend still talks about how this was his favourite steak ever. There are only a few tables so make sure to book in advance. Upon arrival we were given complimentary prosecco, starters and at the end of the meal there were chocolates for the table. The service is incredible and the interior is a dream. Perfect date night location.
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Details
Digby Restaurante Bar
@maisieharley
I booked Digby for my boyfriend's birthday and it didn't disappoint! The executive menu runs from Monday-Friday at lunch time and includes 3 courses. Views from the top are marvellous!
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Details
ROSA ET AL
@maisieharley
Rosa Et Al is a trendy guesthouse and restaurant in Porto. We went for brunch and sat outside in the Garden. It was a Monday around 11am and we were the only people there which was heaven. We ordered mimosas and were free to relax anywhere in the garden while our food was prepared. Slightly more expensive than the other places we visited but it was a very relaxing experience and the food was delish.
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Details

Where to Drink

Jardim do Morro
@maisieharley
We spent our first evening in Porto on this hill watching the sunset. With a bottle of wine and crisps in hand we walked up the hill and sat comfortably for 4 hours watching the beautiful sun set behind the Dom Luis bridge.
Add to
Details
Aduela
@maisieharley
Aduela is a bustling bar in Porto. The drinks are cheap which of course brings a crowd. Get here early evening to save a table outside and fill yourself with cheap wine, beer and cocktails
Add to
Details
The Yeatman Hotel
@maisieharley
The Yeatman is a luxury hotel in Porto where the views are incredible. We went up to the rooftop bar, bought the cheapest bottle of Rose and watched a glorious sunset over Porto.
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Details
Base Porto
@maisieharley
We loved Base. Lots of people chilling on the grass patch on top of a roundabout. Perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon.
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Details
Espaço Porto Cruz
@maisieharley
On our final day we went up to Terrace Lounge on the roof of Espaço Porto Cruz. It was our favourite drinking spot by far! Staff were super friendly and you can order cocktails by the jug. Fabulous views, music and service.
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Details

Things to Do

Porto Cathedral
@maisieharley
Although we didn't go inside the Cathedral we did walk up the hill and admire the exteriors. The view from up here was lovely and there were many performers playing live music with people dancing. Lovely place to go and visit even just for the view.
Add to
Details

Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves
@maisieharley
The most beautiful museum and gardens. We spent a morning here before heading to the beach and we're so glad that we did.
Add to
Details
Sailing 360º - Turismo Náutico
@maisieharley
I booked the Sailing360 sunset sailing trip for my boyfriend's birthday. We were the only two on the boat and were served Prosecco and Tapas. It was a wonderful experience seeing Porto from the water as the sun went down.
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