Porto - A Local's Guide

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Catherine Magnoni

Porto - A Local's Guide

Hi! I'm Catherine, a Kiwi born tour guide who's been based in Portugal's second biggest city for the past five years. Here some ideas if you are looking for stuff to do, eat or drink in this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Image - Livraria Lello
Livraria Lello
Catherine:Occasionally crowded but still worth visiting, this temple to literature has a stunning interior and a surprisingly good selection of books.
Image - Casa da Música
Casa da Música
Catherine:Worth taking a guided tour around. This concert hall and symphony orchestra home is a wonderful blend of the luxurious (velvet, crystal) and the industrial.
Image - Casa do Infante
Casa do Infante
Catherine:A wee hidden gem of a museum. €2.20 entrance make this an inexpensive and informative stop in the Ribeira area. Free on weekends.
Image - Clérigos Church + Clérigos Tower
Clérigos Church + Clérigos Tower
Catherine:Views, views and more views. Not for the claustrophobic or those with a fear of heights. Check out the Nasoni church free of charge.
Image - Portuguese Centre of Photography
Portuguese Centre of Photography
Catherine:Colossal granite city centrepiece. Free and strangely fascinating. Again, check out the city views and hunt for Camilo Castelo Branco's cell.
Image - Parque das Virtudes
Parque das Virtudes
Catherine:Birdsong, green spaces, tranquility. And views!
Image - La Vie Porto Baixa
La Vie Porto Baixa
Catherine:The basement of this place is home to the venders of the Bolhão market while it's being renovated. Check out the São João cascatas, festive summer nativity scenes.
Image - Porto Bridge Climb
Porto Bridge Climb
Catherine:A really unique and exciting experience. Photogs and a drone take pics of you for an extra €3. Best. Instagram Feed. Ever
Image - Mercado Bom Sucesso
Mercado Bom Sucesso
Catherine:Nice place to eat petiscos (tapas or snacks) and drink.
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  1. Livraria Lello
  2. Casa da Música
  3. Casa do Infante
  4. Clérigos Church + Clérigos Tower
  5. Portuguese Centre of Photography
  6. Parque das Virtudes
  7. Luís I Bridge
  8. La Vie Porto Baixa
  9. Porto Bridge Climb
  10. Mercado Bom Sucesso

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