TOURISM PORTO AND MAIA
Here we present some of the most emblematic places of the city center, all free and with an unparalleled beauty.
D. Luís I Bridge
Sé do Porto
Episcopal Palace of Porto
Porto Mesericord Church
Crystal Palace Gardens
The best way to explore the city and save more! Free tickets and discounts at more than 150 points of interest. Valid for 1,2,3 or 4 days with or without free and unlimited access to public transport. Available from 6€.
6 Free Museums tickets;
14 tickets with 50% discount on museums and monuments;
1 Port Wine cellas with 50% discount;
Show room with discounts up to 50%;
Panoramic buses with discounts of up to 25%;
And much more…
Programs to do in Porto
During your stay enjoy the city of Porto and take a look at some of the suggestions we give you here. You will not regret it at all
Attend to a concert at Casa da Música do Porto (Concert Hall)
Avenida da Boavista 604-610, 4149-071 Porto
+351 220 120 220
Visit Serralves Foundation, one of the most successful and consolidated cultural projects in the country.
Rua Dom João Castro 210, 4150-417 Porto
+351 226 156 500
Having a coffee at the Majestic, with more over 90 years old, is the most emblematic cafe in the city located in the heart of the city. Known for being the pleace where J.K. Rowling spent many hours writting the international best seller “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”.
Rua Santa Catarina 112, 4000-442 Porto
+351 222 003 887
Take the Guindais Funicular that connects Ribeira to the Batalha neighborhood located in the highest part of Porto. During this journey it is possible to contemplate the D. Luís I Bridge, the medieval wall of Porto and the large quantities of cellars that fill the banks of the Douro river with charm.
Rua da Ribeira Negra 314, 4000-509 Porto
Climb the Arrábida bridge with Porto Bridge Climb and enjoy the best and most emblematic views of the city. A program made for the more adventurous.
Rua do Ouro 680, 4150-553 Porto
+351 929 207 117
Visit the Ferreira Borges Market, a historic market located in the heart of the city of Porto. Concerts, exhibitions, book fairs and restaurants pass through it.
Rua da Bolsa 19, 4050-523 Porto
Visit the Port Wine Cellars, one of the city’s trademarks. Most of the cellars of Port wine are located in Vila Nova de Gaia and are a major focus of tourist attraction. We leave here a link where you can find more detailed information about which cellars to visit, prices and timetables.
Lello Bookshop. The oldest bookstore in Porto with more than a century of existence, is one of the most important showcases of Portuguese literature, a pure stage for a young and irreverent spirit over time, helping to cultivate relationships around books.
Rua das Carmelitas 144, 4050-161 Porto
+351 222 002 037
Dragão Stadium and Futebol Clube do Porto Museum
Get to know the imposing stadium of the city’s main club – home to many national and international games, the Estádio do Dragão also hosts several musical events and a museum that portrays the entire history of the Porto Football club, assuming itself as sports and cultural reference of the city and the region
Via do Futebol Clube do Porto, 4350-415 Porto
+351 225 570 400
Traditional Commerce and Shoppings
Find here our suggestions of traditional commmerce and best shoppings in town.
Traditional grocery that has defied time for 91 years, it is a mandatory stop for those whi want to get lost among coffees, wines, teas and spices, sweets jams, vinegards or cannings.
Rua do Bonjardim 352, 4000-116 Porto
+351 223 320 153
Mercearia das Flores
Located on Rua das Flores, it sells quality Portuguese products through small producers, selling a range of regional, organic products such as cannings, cheeses, cold meats, olive oils, wines, honey and even conventual sweets.
Rua das Flores 110, 4050-263 Porto
+351 222 083 232
Pérola do Bolhão
The store that has not changed much since 1917 and that keeps one of the most imposing and showy facades in the city. The Pérola do Bolhão is the grocery store that most makes us travel back in time.
Rua Formosa 279, 4000-252 Porto
+351 222 004 009
A Vida Portuguesa
Old, genuine, and delicious products of Portuguese creation is thus the slogan of the Portuguese store that sells products of various categories: books, stationery, grocery, jewellery, garden and clothing, a vast range of options for all tastes and wallets.
Rua Cândido dos Reis 36, 4050-151 Porto
+351 222 022 105
The largest shopping centre in the North of the country, it houses all the best-known international brands of fast fashion and a very varied, complete food court and outdoor spaces. Without a doubt a shopping to know!
Rua Sara Afonso 4460-841 Senhora da Hora
+351 229 571 300
Located in the heart of the city, Marques Soares are one of the oldest clothing, footwear, accessories, and perfumery stores in the city of Porto. Attentive to current trends, here you can find several luxury brands such as Armani, Bottega Veneta, Barbour, Carolina Herrera, Montblanc, Ralph Lauren, among others.
Rua das Carmelitas 92, 4050-693 Porto
+351 222 042 200
Enjoy and relax in this shopping center located in Vila Nova de Gaia and easily accessible via the Porto underground. Here you can find all kinds of items: luxury brand clothing, electronic equipment, supermarket, perfumery and cosmetics or pharmacy.
Avenida da República 1435, 4430-999 Vila Nova de Gaia
+351 223 781 400
Vila do Conde Fashion Outlet
The best known and largest outlet in the North of the country, Vila do Conde Fashion Outlet concentrates a variety of luxury brands at more affordable prices. Take advantage of 10% discount we have for you at the hotel reception.
Avenida Fonte da Cova 400, Modivas Porto
+351 229 289 959
Gardens and Parks
Secret, green and spacious, that’s what you can say about the beautiful gardens surrounding the city
Oporto City Park
With 85 hectares of extension, the city park of Porto concentrates the largest urban park in the country and has a sophisticatedly designed landscape with lakes, flora and fauna integrated into the city.
Estrada Interior da Circunvalação, 4100-083 Porto
One of the particularities of this garden is its verticality, developing on terraces down the slope, so that from almost everywhere you can see a unique view over the Customs, the Douro River and Vila Nova de Gaia.
Passeio das Virtudes 53-3, 4050-366 Porto
Created in 1951, the botanical garden is a space of high ecological, aesthetic and referential interest. It concentrates three different levels of unparalleled beauty.
Rua do Campo Alegre 1191, 4150-181 Porto
Crystal Palace Gardens
Pleasant green space located in the parish of Massarelos and where it is possible to observe stunning panoramic views of the Douro River and the sea through the strategically placed viewpoints.
Rua Dom Manuel II, 4050-346 Porto
Teófilo Braga Graden
Rectangular green space, surrounded by linden trees and American oaks, with emblematic sculptures. A place not to be missed!
Praça da República Porto
Opened in 2010, the Parque Oriental has an area of 10 hectares of green spaces and has served the population in its component of green space.
Parque Oriental da Cidade do Porto, Campanhã, Porto
For more information on parks and green places not to be missed, check the VisitPorto website at VisitPorto
Porto At Night
Design for those that want to have fun in the bars and clubs, the Oporto city offers a wide range of options pretty fun for you!
Order sparkling or Porto sangria – they are available in a glass or jug version. There are also gins, but also some snacks to accompany the drinks, such as the thousand leaves of alheira with spicy sauce, the rojões in the style of minho or the chèvre cheese with raspberries and honey.
Rua da Picaria 107, Porto
+351 220 962 809
And it’s a 4 in 1. There’s the disco part, called Rádio FM, with the dance floor; an upstairs bar with ample seating and premium drinks, dubbed Rádio AM; the back garden, ideal for late afternoon drinks; and the new terrace, at the entrance of the building. Curiosity: the radio is in a 19th century building, formerly the Criminal Court where Camilo Castelo Branco was tried.
Praça Filipa de Lencastre 178, 4050-259 Porto
+351 967 988 579
Plan B is a multidisciplinary space created in order to offer the city of Porto (especially downtown), a new focus of culture, dynamism and urban mobilization. One of the objectives of this association is to offer a physical space with good conditions for exhibitions of plastic arts, design and architecture, congresses, gatherings and workshops, theater, concerts – from jazz to rock, through electronics or experimental music, cycles and documentaries.
Rua Cândido dos Reis 30, 4050-152 Porto
+351 222 012 500
Bonaparte Downtown is a typical Irish pub with an alternative spirit and decor, 80’s music and giant screens. Offers a varied menu of drinks and food. Anyone who comes to Bonaparte finds every reason to return!
Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes 40, 4050-150 Porto
+351 220 962 852
Another city stage was born that will be filled with music and energy! Where the charismatic Cinema Nun’Alvares – a Porto place of worship since the 1950s – used to be (and yours!) Hot Five Jazz & Blues Club.
Largo Actor Dias 51, 4000-192 Porto
+351 934 328 583
Casa do Livro
A space where the timelessness of books and the variety of various musical sounds, whether by invited DJs or live concerts, contribute to the awakening of new senses.
Rua da Galeria de Paris 85, 4050-639 Porto +351 919 676 969
Cool Places to Eat
Find here two really goos options to delight yourself and taste the best Portuguese flavors!
A space to be, where you can surrender to the palate, taste and delight among the aromas of the garden’s fruit trees, desserts, chocolates, ice creams, freshly baked bread … handmade artisan products created the most naturally possible. Come and be BETWEEN TABLES, where experiences are created in which there are no rules or limits to reach the palate and create sensations of comfort to your needs.
A space at the doors of the Crystal Palace, with great environmental concern and quality in the products it offers.
Rua Dom Manuel II, 346 Loja B, Porto
Fábrica da Nata
Cozy atmosphere that combines modern comfort with the tradition of the past, marked by blue upholstered sofas, marble topped tables and chairs with retro air, chandeliers that hang from the ceiling and photographs on the walls that portray a port in black and White. Delight yourself with the best creams of Porto.
Rua de Santa Catarina 331/335 Porto
+351 912 552 553
Find here our suggestions to the best museums in town!
Soares dos Reis National Museum
Considered the oldest public art museum in Portugal, it was built in 1833 at the initiative of regent D. Pedro Duque de Bragança and located at the Palácio das Carrancas where illustrious characters from the history of Portugal lived, such as General Soult, Duke of Wellington, or Dom Pedro IV. In 1911 it was renamed as Museu Soares dos Reis in honor of the well-known sculptor. It is the most important museum in the city of Porto and you can not only observe the collections of sculpture and painting originated in the 19th century, but also rest in the beautiful gardens that surround this imposing palace. Without a doubt a mandatory stop.
Rua Dom Manuel II 44, 4050-522 Porto
+351 223 393 770
Casa Do Infante
Thus named because Henrique, the Navigator, was born there, Casa do Infante allows, along with an interpretation of the national monument, the discovery of vestiges of the Roman, medieval and modern occupation, with emphasis on the old Royal Customs and the Coin House which worked here for many centuries.
Rua da Alfândega 10, 4050-029 Porto
+351 222 060 400
World of Discoveries
WORLD OF DISCOVERIES is an Interactive Museum and theme park that reconstructs the fantastic odyssey of Portuguese navigators, who crossed oceans to discover an unknown world.
The Discoveries launched humanity in an era of globalization and forever changed our relationship with the planet.
Portugal played a leading role in this process for centuries on end, creating oceanic routes and putting people, animals, and plants in circulation around the world.
This space is, therefore, about the encounter of cultures and the scope of the ambitions, ideas, efforts, and innovations that made them possible.
Go on an adventure that changed the world, through our twenty large permanent thematic areas.
Rua de Miragaia 106, 4050-387 Porto
+351 220 439 770
The Serralves Foundation assumed as its Mission to stimulate the interest and knowledge of audiences of different origins and ages for contemporary art, architecture, landscape and themes critical to society and its future, doing so in an integrated manner, based on in an exceptional heritage set, in which the Contemporary Art Museum, the House and the Park stand out.
Visit the Serralves foundation and fall in love with its four magnificent spaces.
Rua Dom João de Castro 210, 4150-417 Porto
+351 226 156 500
Museu do Carro Elétrico
The Museum of the Electric Car assumes as its mission to preserve, conserve and interpret, for the benefit of the public, species and artefacts illustrative and representative of the history and development of urban public transport on rails in the city of Porto. Through the investigation and exhibition of its collections, the organization of exhibitions and cultural programs, the Museum of the Electric Car provides its audiences with the opportunity to learn, experience and learn more about the history, development and socio-economic impact of public transport on rails in the city of Porto.
Alameda de Basílio Teles 51, 4050-127 Porto
+351 226 158 185
Centro Português de Fotografia
The Portuguese Center of Photography (CPF) has existed since 1997, as a public service created by the then Ministry of Culture, to ensure a national policy for photography. Currently, he is supervised by the Directorate-General for Books, Archives and Libraries and his mission is to safeguard, enhance and promote the photographic heritage.
Largo Amor de Perdição 4050-008 Porto
+351 220 046 300
Museu do Centro Hospitalar do Porto
The Hospital Center of Porto inaugurated on October 1, 2013 the Museum of the Porto Hospital Center, an exhibition area where it is intended to evoke and relate practices and techniques of intervention in Health Sciences of pharmaceutical scope, from the 19th and 20th centuries. Through the reconstitution of two notable spaces, the Museum’s mission is to celebrate and promote the memory and roots of the institution and its scientific heritage, assuming itself as a learning space that mobilizes knowledge and skills.
Rua Prof. Vicente José de Carvalho 37, 4050-011 Porto
+351 220 900 628
WOW – World Of Wine Porto Gaia
Inaugurated in 2020 it presents itself as the new cultural quarter of the city and is a whole new world to discover. It has 6 thematic museums, 9 restaurants, cafes and bars and a superb view over the city. Undoubtedly the best tourist and cultural bet in the city.
Rua do Choupelo 39, 4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia
+351 220 121 200
Discover here a bunch of options of places: restaurants, museums, gardens, zoo and green spaces you can visit in Maia, the nearest city from the hotel.
Restaurants near the Hotel
Restaurante O Malheiro
Closed on Mondays
Rua de Pedras Rubras 6, 4470-639 Moreira
Restaurante O Fernando
Closed on Tuesdays
Rua de Pedras Rubras 135, 4470-639 Moreira
Restaurante O Carlos
Largo de Matos 167, 4470-558 Moreira
Closed on Sundays
Rua Óscar da Silva 2681, 4455-520 Perafita
MaiaLand History and Ethnology Museum
Probably built in the 18th century. Simple and traditional design of two floors. Until 1902 it functioned as administrative headquarters – Paços do Concelho.
Later use was primary school; headquarters of Sport Clube do Castêlo da Maia; Parish Council of Santa Maria de Avioso; Post Office and Civil Registry.
With four distinct rooms, it has permanent exhibition about the occupancy of portuguese territory and other rooms dedicated to temporary exhibitions.
Praça 5 de Outubro, 4475-601 Castêlo da Maia
+351 229 871 144
The Gramaxo Foundation is located in Quinta da Boa Vista, in the center of Maia.
Due to the antiquity and social, political and religious relevance of this family, who has lived in the Municipality of Maia for more than 350 years, in order to preserve its interesting 17th century housing complex and, wanting to promote, leisure, arts and local culture, by the will and good dispatch of Maria de Fátima Pereira de Azevedo Gramaxo the Gramaxo Foundation was created in 2013.
Rua Conselheiro Costa Aroso 601, 4470-590 Cidade da Maia
+351 229 448 146
Open Air Activities
Maia Municipal Racecourse: Equestrian Center of Maia
The Equestrian Center of Maia organizes and carries out its activities at the Maia Municipal Racecourse, a space that has excellent infrastructures for the practice of the various modalities related to horseback riding and to host major events such as the days of the national championship.
Rua de Amaro Correia e Sá, 4475-143 Silva Escura – Maia
+351 229 060 526
Municipal Aerodrome of Vilar de Luz
This is located in an area of exceptional scenic beauty just 10 km from the center of Maia and has a modern and functional Airport building, a hangar area where the facilities of its main operators are located, such as the Aeroclube do Porto, NORTÁVIA company, pilot training school, SKYDIVE company, parachutist and parachute jumping school. It also has a certified maintenance workshop, pilot school, skydiving school, fuel station and a snack bar.
Rua de Vilar de Luz 1700, 4425-403 Folgosa Maia
+351 229 687 322
Parque Zoológico da Maia
The Maia Zoo Park is located right in the heart of the city of Maia and comprises a collection of more than 600 animals of 200 different species. With each passing day, Zoo da Maia tries to reach the maximum quality point, since, for those who work here, the important thing is to create the best conditions for dear Zoo guests and for those who visit them. Thus, everyone is invited to visit our facilities, come across all the news and check that there is still Nature like that after all.
Rua da Igreja/ Rua da Estação 4470 Cidade da Maia
+351 229 442 303
Quinta da Gruta
Housed in a romantic palace from the early 20th century and surrounded by leafy gardens, you will find the Quinta da Gruta Environmental Complex. After an architectural intervention by the architect João Álvaro Rocha, the house is now the mother house of the entire environmental strategy of the Municipality of Maia.
Rua João Maia 540, 4475-643 Castêlo da Maia
+351 229 867 180