The Unvanquished City
Porto by Locals
When people hear Porto, they think of wine, beautiful scenery, a windy river, and a stunning blue bridge. They think of mouth watering seafood and they think of meat packed francesinha. All amazing experiences to have and must's of the city, but what people forget is that Porto, Portugal's second largest city, is home to over 2.6 million people, people who inspire artistic trends, adaptations of traditional Portuguese culture, various crafts and foods markets, and beloved restaurant's and bars that cater first to what local's want and not the tourist's tongue. These experiences, while harder to come by, show visitors the more real, authentic, and ever changing side of Portuguese culture, for in 5 years, new trends set in, new art covers old walls, and markets move. So whether you want to see Porto's hip area's the way it is today and only today or want a guided tour of Porto's more local markets and how people shop there, we've done some of the research for you so that you can make the most of your trip, all in one place.
The best trips are well rounded! Whether you want to bring out your inner kid or splurge on a posh night out, check out our other sections to see how other adventurers and locals see Porto!