About Local Porto

Local Porto city travel guide

Local Porto is an independent website for independent travellers, where you can find local travel tips about the city of Porto, Portugal: where to stay, where to eat, what to see, where to go, what to do. Our goal is to help you plan your visit, enjoy your stay in Porto and share with you our favorite and local secret spots.

We want to show you our city as we live it. Our favorite places, the delicious cafes and restaurants, the breathtaking viewpoints no other guide mentions, the touristic sites you should definitely visit, where we party at night… you name it!

In the end, relax. Breath in. Breath out. Have a glass of Port wine and taste the scent of history and the uniqueness of a city that will always welcome you with authenticity and a smile.

 

Meet Local Porto team

 

andre parente

André Parente

André Parente
Founder and Chief Editor
André was born in Porto and has traveled the a world a few times.
His work has always been around Sales and Marketing and he is a self learner in the online business.
On his free time, he loves to travel, surf and just stay still with nothing on his mind.
His favourite places in Porto are the beaches, the riverside and the airport runway.
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Marta Gomes

Marta Gomes

Marta Gomes
Editor and Content Contributor
Marta is born and raised in Porto. She’s a script writer and content producer.
She’s always been passionate about stories and her favorite word is “serendipity”. Whenever she can, she packs her bags and a notebook and travels. Porto will always be her first and everlasting true love and her favorite place is Foz do Douro, exactly where the river meets the ocean.
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sofia baptista

Sofia Baptista

Sofia Baptista
Content Contributor
Sofia lives in Porto since she was born.
She works as a doctor at a city hospital, teaches ballet and writes travel and medicine articles as a freelancer.
Sofia loves to try new restaurants and is always thinking about the next trip. Her life moto is “carpe diem”.
Her favourite places in Porto are the seaside at Foz and the downtown around Santa Catarina street.
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Joao Cardona

João Cardona

João Cardona
Content Contributor
João was born in Viana do Castelo but more than a decade ago he planted new roots in the city of Porto.
Working as a freelance redactor and scriptwriter, he does what he knows to its best: writing.
Riverside, the historic center streets, old bookstores and the alternative music profane nightlife are his free time shelters.
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Ana Guedes

Ana Guedes

Ana Guedes
Content Contributor
Ana was born in Leiria but always had a little crush on Porto. Graduated in Journalism, she works as a freelancer, photographing events and writing news, and considers herself as a storyteller. Culture, trips, music, world news and photography are some of her daily fuel. Her favorite places in Porto are the gardens and the amazing cafes of the city center.
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Mario Pastor

Mário Pastor

Mário Pastor
Content Contributor
Mário was born in Porto, in a time when cell phones where just flashy props in bad TV space shows.
He teaches History and Sociology and writes some papers about it. But, what he really likes is traveling around in a motorcycle, camping and discover the countryside by his own, with some good books and good weather.
In Porto, he likes the narrow ways, the small pubs and the quiet after-hours with friends in some cozy corner.
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pedro carvalho

Pedro Carvalho

Pedro Carvalho
Webdeveloper
Pedro was born in Braga and has been around. He enjoys life and laughs a lot.
He’s a sysadmin, webdeveloper and helps his family auto part business.
On his free time he’s still a sysadmin and webdeveloper. Sometimes, he travels to places.
His favourite place in Porto is the Serralves museum and its gardens.