Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Palácio da Bolsa

    Monumental palace in the Old Town
    A visit to the old Stock Exchange Palace is an essential part of a sight-seeing tour of Porto. The palace, built in neoclassical style, was once the Stock Exchange and Commercial Court of Porto. Nowadays, visitors enjoying the entertaining tours particularly admire the Moorish-style Arab Room with its highly ornamental decoration.
    Rua Ferreira Borges
    4050-253 Porto
    +351 223 399 000
  • Port wine cellars

    Port(o) in a glass
    On the banks of the Douro, facing Porto's old town, the main names in Portuguese wine and port production are lined up one after the other. From Cálem, which has been producing port since 1859, via Sandeman, with a history stretching back to 1811, up to the Graham's winery that was founded in 1820, they all offer visitors a wide range of wine, port and sherry-tasting sessions, factory visits and, of course, direct sales. Our tip: the Sandeman Museum, which is open daily, is a lively way to learn more about the history of port wine production.
    Rua Dr. António Granjo, 207
    4400-124 Vila Nova de Gaia
    +351 223 745 520
  • The historic Old Town

    Baroque charm
    The Old Town, which has been on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites since 1996, is best explored on foot. From the banks of the Douro, with the picturesque Promenade Cais da Ribeira, up to the Torre dos Clérigos (Clérigos Tower), the very symbol of the city, you pass along the narrow streets of the Ribeira quarter. There is every reason to linger as you pass colourful façades and countless shops, restaurants and bars. Whatever you do, don't miss a visit to the Rua de Santa Catarina – Porto's best pedestrian shopping area.
    Tourism Office Porto
    Rua Clube dos Fenianos, 25
    4000-172 Porto
    +351 223 393 472
  • Casa da Música

    An architectural gem
    The Casa da Música, which opened in 2005, is the first modern building in Porto to be dedicated entirely to music. The monolithic concrete and glass concert house is home to several orchestras, and provides plenty of opportunities to attend concerts, ranging from classical via jazz right through to rock. The cultural institution was designed by the famous architect Rem Koolhaas, which is why this is a popular spot not only for music lovers, but also for those with an interest in architecture.
    Avenida da Boavista, 604-610
    4149-071 Porto
    +351 220 120 220
  • Foz do Douro

    Relaxation by the sea
    Foz do Douro, once a fishing village on the mouth of the Douro, is now a part of the municipality of Porto. It is easily reached by tram from the town centre and is an ideal destination for a day trip. Here you can wander along the beach promenade, cycle along the coast, or simply sit on one of the beautiful terraces and enjoy a drink in the sun.
    Foz do Douro
    +351 223 393 472
  • Fashion Clinic

    Fashion in all its forms
    Whether you are more Prada, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Tom Ford, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin or Mulberry, the Fashion Clinic answers everyone's desires in terms of luxury men's and women’s clothing and accessories. The perfect place for keeping up with the latest trends in fashion, beauty and lifestyle, while enjoying the laid-back atmosphere of the store's modern design.
    Avenuda da Boavista 4167
    4100-140 Porto
    +351 22 610 30 59
  • Livraria Lello e Irmão

    The oldest bookshop
    Porto's oldest bookstore, Lello, dates back to 1906. The Neo-Gothic facade hides away a veritable hoard of winding staircases, galleries and wooden bookcases. It may come as no surprise that Lello is considered one of the world's most beautiful bookshops. Don't forget: it's free to go in, but taking photographs in the store is not allowed. Our tip: pictures of the inside can be purchased as postcards.
    Rua das Carmelitas 144
    4050-161 Porto
    +351 22 200 2037
  • Vila do Conde – The Style Outlets

    For bargain-hunters
    The Style Outlets have been one of Porto's favourite shopping venues since they were opened in 2004. 140 of the best known national and international brands are sold here with a discount of between 30 to 70 percent. From A for Asics to Z for Zippy, bargain-hunters are bound to find what they are looking for here. Open daily from 10 am to 11 pm.
    Avenida Fonte Cova 400
    4485-592 Modivas
    Vila do Conde
    +351 22 928 9959
  • El Corte Inglés de Gaia

    A little bit of everything
    As a modern department store, El Corte Inglés on the Avenida da República in Gaia stocks the widest range of items. Ideally located on the yellow underground line, it is only five minutes' away from Porto city centre. El Corte Inglés stocks both well-known brands and exclusive labels. Whether you are looking for textiles, shoes, cosmetics, sportswear, electronic equipment or food, practically everything is stocked here. And that's not forgetting regional produce and souvenirs, of course!
    Avenida da República 1435
    4430-999 Vila Nova de Gaia
    +351 22 378 1400
  • São João Festival

    Porto in full party mode
    The cultural highlight and most important event of the year in Porto is the huge São João Festival, which takes place from 23rd to 24th June each year. During these two days and the night between them, the whole city becomes one massive festival venue, with street music and food stalls everywhere. Festival traditions include eating grilled sardines, releasing small hot air balloons into the air and hitting each other on the head with garlic flowers or soft toy hammers. As midnight strikes, the spectacular firework show over the River Douro begins.
    Tourism Office Porto
    Rua Clube dos Fenianos, 25
    4000-172 Porto
    +351 223 393 472
  • Museum Serralves

    Contemporary art
    If you enjoy modern art and beautiful parkland, you'll just love the Museum Serralves. The art gallery, with its modern extension and an Art Deco villa, is set in beautiful gardens. The museum features only constantly changing exhibitions, as well as the Serralves Restaurant and the idyllic Tea House. The museum is closed on Mondays. Our tip: entrance is free on Sunday from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.
    Rua D. João de Castro 210
    4150-417 Porto
    +351 808 200 543
  • NOS Primavera Sound

    Music festival in the park
    Once a year, Porto's Parque de Cidade is transformed into a huge music festival venue. For three days in the early summer, the national and international music scene converges on the park, creating a cultural highlight for all fans of open air festivals. Every year, music styles such as hip-hop, rock, dance and alternative music draw tens of thousands of visitors to this unique festival on the coast of Porto.
    Parque da Cidade
    Avenida da Boavista
    4100-121 Porto