… shopping? In Porto, for sure

Christmas shopping
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If you visit us this christmas time, who knows if you can not find many ideas for Christmas gifts here! The streets of Porto are always a good place to stroll and enjoy to do some shopping. Bring your curiosity and will to shop in this splendid city and take Porto in your suitcase! Look for one of our Tourism Offices and find your gifts here with the brand Porto.

Give, as a gift, the city, such as a mug, key ring or even in a powerbank, so useful these days. If you prefer and because it’s undoubtedly special, give Porto. in a gift card. We are sure that no one will be indifferent to the possibility of experiencing something unique like a tuk-tuk ride, a cruise of the 6 bridges or a tour to the cellars.

We know that you will want to take a bottle of Port wine with you, but don’t stop there. The city is known for its commercial activity, and we are sure you’ll find many genuine products for which you will fall in love. You'll want to take it all with you! The customisation of the products sold attracts more and more people, ranging from jewellery and chocolate to cork products. Fall in love with tinned food, a very strong industry in the country. From footwear, furniture or even gourmet products, the city of Porto has a bit of everything for sale.

Its streets are full of projects, creative and innovative people, always welcoming you with a smile. The people who manage the shops seek to innovate, to show unique pieces and work hard to maintain the quality of the home production. Some of Porto's references are its pedestrian streets where there are several gift ideas, for yourself or to give to someone you hold dear. From Bolhão to Avenida da Boavista, passing through Cedofeita, Santa Catarina, Miguel Bombarda or Rua das Flores, there is plenty to choose from, for your Christmas presents and Porto offers you a huge variety of choices.

​If you visit us this christmas time, who knows if you can not find many ideas for Christmas gifts here!

In the centre of Porto, you will find several shops of traditional chocolates and biscuits. This is the case of Chocolataria Equador, Casa Januário, Casa Chinesa or Confeitaria Arcádia, Favorita do Bolhão, Confeitaria do Bolhão, Pérola do Bolhão. Go to the famous Confeitaria Petúlia and Confeitaria Tavi, you will not regret it.

If you are looking for an alternative style, there are numerous street markets [Inserir link para mercado de Natal ou área de eventos], and in Rua Miguel Bombarda, and in its surroundings, you’ll find very interesting projects, such as tea houses, record and alternative clothing shops, contemporary furniture shops, organic grocers, bars, co-working spaces, new fashion designers’ ateliers. Lose yourself in the allusions to nature, architecture, music, design pieces, wines and organic products.

Also the Centro Comercial Bombarda (Bombarda Shopping Centre) has a wide range of decoration, clothing, luggage, and poster shops, among others. Descend to Rua das Flores, where you will find Chocolataria das Flores and Mercearia das Flores, which have a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and sell traditional Portuguese and organic products.

The Mercado do Bom Sucesso (inner market) and the Livraria Lello are a mandatory stop. “A Vida Portuguesa” an handicraft shop (next to Torre dos Clérigos) shows how it used to be, in the past, to play with wooden toys and games, to use naturally scented toiletries, among other souvenirs and places of commerce. Be amazed by never-before-seen articles.​

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Published 29-11-2016