Off the Beaten Track: Urban Porto

Off the Beaten Track: Urban Porto

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  • Discover the contrasts in style of the city
  • Hear more about the classic tiles in Porto
  • Explore & find urban street art
  • Privately guided by your favorite local
  • Compare the old style vs the new vibes
  • Spot unique graffiti pieces along the way

You will meet here: Municipal Library of Porto

What you can expect

Tiles & street art go hand in hand in Porto, and thanks to the help of a friendly local you can see the spot on contrast between these two in the city. Compare and understand how this beautiful mix of new and old school styles make Porto so unique.

Let’s start with some tiles! Meet your new local friend at the Municipal library, outside of the touristy area. Here you can spot some tiles and get a quick introduction of what this cool private experience is all about. And at Praça dos Poveiros, you’ll encounter your first sight of street art at a local hotspot. And if you are in luck, your favorite local will squeeze in a visit to ‘Maus Habitos’, a melting pot of cultural events where the hip locals like to hangout.

A place that truly shows the contrasts between the old style and the new era is Praça da Batalha. Compare the styles of blue & white tile covered baroque church against places that bring some new culture and identity to the city, like the Teatro Nacional São João. And to keep the urban vibes going, the best place for that is Rua da Madeira, a hub for street art with incredible murals. Continue your walk through the urban vibes of the city and stop to visit the shop of a local that restores traditional instruments and gives them a new contemporary twist.

Visit Rua das Flores and get lost in its side streets to discover graffiti gems! This newly restored area holds its history through its narrow streets and little details while it shows the new urban vibe of the city. Another place worth to take a look at is the ‘Mercado Ferreira Borges’. Not really a market but built with that intention, it is now a cultural hotspot where the locals enjoy concerts & other activities. The original architecture is intact and it shows how the contrasts can make a beautiful mix.

Compare the different styles of the city, the new vs. the old but in the end equally beautiful. See how this creates a unique mix only found in Porto with the help of a local. Just pick your favorite, and let them create a tour just for you!

This is the plan

Meeting point
The Municipal library
First stop
Wander through this neighbourhood that is known for the young people to hang out
Second stop
Admire the Church of Santo Ildefonso
Third stop
Get to know all about the different graffiti artworks near the station
Fourth stop
Enter a cool guitar shop where the owner makes these instruments by hand
Fifth stop
Walk along the Rua das Flores and enter a very authentic neighbourhood
Sixth stop
Stop at a market dating from 1885 and admire the architecture
End of the tour
Stroll through the area of Ribeira full of history and charm

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Municipal Library of Porto
Guest pick-up
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  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.