48hrs in Porto

How to spend 48 hours in Oporto! Discover the best place to eat, drink and even the ultimate instagrammable spot...
28 November 2023

Where to Stay

Lost Inn Porto

Perfectly located in Porto’s old town district, this charming hostel offers more than just proximity to São Bento train and underground stations—it places you within a leisurely stroll of many of Porto’s most famous landmarks. The hostel boasts a warm and inviting atmosphere, making it an ideal place for all types of travelers. To enhance your experience, the hostel provides various meal deals, allowing you to try authentic Portuguese cuisine at an affordable price. And as a delightful bonus, don’t forget to indulge in the complimentary nightly sangrias, adding an extra touch of local flavor to your stay!

Região Norte, R. Escura 23, 4050-242 Porto, Portugal

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Must Visit

Porto Walkers

Embark on a captivating journey through the evolving facets of Porto’s city center, which have flourished under recent development. Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife hotspots that pulse with energy, wander through the historic central business district of Porto, and marvel at the iconic Lello Bookshop—a literary haven considered one of the most beautiful bookstores globally. Secure your booking now for a truly immersive and complimentary experience, unlocking the rich tapestry of Porto’s cultural, historical, and artistic treasures awaiting your exploration!

Most Instagrammable

Capela Das Almas

A must-visit in Porto, The Chapels of Santa Catarina is adorned with 16,000 beautiful blue azulejo tiles, covering all of its exterior walls. Constructed in the 18th century, these intricately crafted tiles vividly depict episodes from the lives of S. Francis of Assisi and Saint Catherine. The visual splendor isn’t limited to the exterior; the interior is equally breathtaking. Best of all, entrance is free, inviting you to immerse yourself in the historical and artistic richness of this remarkable site.

Capela das Almas, Rua de Santa Catarina, Porto, Portugal

Dine Out

Restaurant RAIZ

Photo: Restaurant RAIZ via Instagram

Just a short walk from the hostel, Restaurant RAIZ is the perfect dinner spot. Infused with unique charm and boasting deep traditional roots, this vertical restaurant, RAIZ, offers an inviting space for everyone. Enjoy the culinary journey with daily deliveries of fresh, high-quality ingredients, ensuring that each dish reaches the pinnacle of flavor. Beyond the delectable cuisine, the staff at RAIZ adds to the overall experience—extremely charming and attentively catering to your needs. A dining experience at RAIZ is a must for those seeking not just a meal, but an authentic and immersive exploration of real Portuguese culinary delights.

Largo dos Lóios 8, 4050-338 Porto, Portugal

Grab a Drink

Capela Incomum, Cedofeita

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Capela Incomum in Porto offers a distinctive and intimate bar experience with a twist, housed in a privately owned pale yellow chapel that retains period features. Whether enjoying a cozy vibe during the winter months or spilling out into the courtyard in summer, the limited seating makes it essential to arrive early or book ahead, as it’s not conducive to large groups. Beyond its bar ambiance, Capela Incomum serves as a well-stocked bottle shop, specializing in Portuguese wines from the Douro or Minho Valley. Patrons can either purchase bottles for home or savor them alongside tapas dishes like croquettes. The unique blend of historical charm and modern hospitality makes Capela Incomum a must-visit destination for an uncommon and delightful experience in Porto.

79-81, Travessa do Carregal 77, 4050-167 Porto