The best summer vacation

It is already summer, synonymous with holidays and hot days that beckons you for long walks outsider.

There are many activities you can do outdoors, such as walking along the markets and street fairs, enjoying the best views in the viewpoints, go on date while watching the sunset and have fun on the streets until dawn. Discover Porto.CARD and carry out your favourite activities by benefiting of free tickets and discounts at the main points of interest in the city.


Most of the museums and monuments that you can visit for free or with a discount Porto.CARD are located here.

Walk along the narrow streets of the UNESCO World Heritage Historic Centre to feel the energy of those who live there. Climb up to Clérigos Tower , visit Museu das Marionetas do Porto , MMIPO - Museu e Igreja da Misericórdia do Porto, Palácio da Bolsa , Igreja Conventual de S. Francisco de Assis and Casa do Infante. In Ribeira cross the Luiz I Bridge towards the Port Wine Cellars. You must go inside, take a guided tour and taste the Port Wine (discounts up to ). Very close, is worth visiting the new 17.56 Museu da 1ª Demarcação do Douro. If you still have energy enjoy an unforgettable view, aboard a 6 bridges cruise on the Douro River . So, to conserve your energy, go up to the city centre by Funicular of Guindais .

Food and Drink

Fish Fixe| Chez Lapin | Vinhas D'Alho | Chinês | Postigo do Carvão | Vitorino

Fado with dinner:

RC | Guarany


It is well worth spending a day discovering the city centre (Baixa): Avenida dos Aliados, Clérigos area and Miguel Bombarda are places to stroll and shop. In the vicinity, the street of Cedofeita and Rua de Santa Catarina are good options. Also, do not miss, the nightlife in the areas of Clérigos and Cândido dos Reis.

What to do

Walking tours to the city

Shows: Rivoli . Municipal Theatre | São João National Theatre

Bars and discos

Shopping: Ourivesaria Paz | Ergovisão | The North Face

Food and Drink

Costume Bistrô | Abadia | Cervejaria Brasão Aliados | Hard Rock Cafe Porto | O Escondidinho | Restaurante Ginjal


Before arriving in Boavista, one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the city, we suggest that you take a short break for a picnic in the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal and enjoy one of the best views of the city. Nearby is the Soares dos Reis National Museum , perfect for families. Nearby is the Museum of Galeria da Biodiversidade - Centro Ciência Viva. A space to discover where art meets biology and natural history.

Choose the best time to visit the contemporary architecture of Casa da Música (up to ). On your way down Avenida da Boavista, it will be easy to find the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art  , one of the most important contemporary art museums in Portugal. You must visit the Serralves Park .

Food and Drink

Restaurante Casa da Música


Rent a bike (up to ) or take the STCP bus and head towards Foz, an area filled with terraces and blue flag beaches. On the way, visit together with your family the World of Discoveries , Tram Museum , Transports and Communications Museum and have a new perspective on the city in 5D, at Look at Porto .

In Foz, relax in one of the sun loungers or sofas on the many terrraces by the sea.

If you are with your kids encourage them to take a surf lesson , visit the penguins, the new SEA LIFE Porto visitors , and play in the City Park.

Other Porto.CARD benefits include renting a scooter or a car, with or without a private driver , to see the city on a sightseeing bus (up to ) or by taking a guided tour to discover the architecture , gastronomy, and many more to choose from (up to ).


There are good reasons to visit the eastern part of the city, but there is one that kids will love: a visit to the Futebol Clube do Porto Museum  and the Dragão Stadium .

Whether on your way to and from your visit, stop and enjoy the artisan ice cream at Gelataria La Copa . For dinner, see why Francesinha is considered one of the 10 best sandwiches in the world.


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    Last updated 2020-07-06