Shopping in Porto

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Shopping in Porto

Tourists and visitors come to Porto to experience its culture and tradition mainly through its food and its people, but that does not mean good food and good folks are all there is to Porto. Yes, you will find many ways to experience the local culture of the city, but if you ever need a break from the tourist experiences and wish to soak up the modern vibe of the city, you can do so through its many shopping centers.

Porto is famous for its Port wine, its Francesinha and its many traditional products, but that is not all. Porto also has a number of shopping malls that will make the fashionista in you whoop for joy. You will not be disappointed with Porto’s local boutiques either, because no matter your taste, the city will have something for you to delight in.

Top shopping experiences in Porto

Make Your Own Traditional Porto Tile


€17.50 p.p.

Top Shopping Malls in Porto

  • NorteShopping- The biggest mall in the north of Portugal, NorteShopping has a wide selection of brands. The good thing about this shopping mall is that the stores are grouped together according to what they sell: perfumes, clothes, baby product, etc, giving consumers the opportunity to compare brands and prices.
  • Via Catarina Shopping Centre- Find various labels and brands like Corfitel, C&A, New Yorker, H&M and Zara in this traditional-meets-modern four-story mall with the food court at the top floor, which you should visit if you want local Porot cuisine or are missing your regular fast food fare.
  • Shopping Cidade do Porto- Located next to the Stock Exchange building, this mall features items like clothes, toys, craft, footwear and other necessities. It also has dry cleaning and tailoring services, hair salons, a grocery store and a food court that offers free Wi-Fi access.
  • Shopping Parque Nascente- This mall offers a wide variety of shops like Leroy Merlin and Primark, which has amazing prices. It also has many restaurants and is open until late in the day.
  • Galeria Peninsula. Shop in style and elegance in this shopping center located in Praca de Bom Sucesso, and have your fill of labels like Carolina Herrera, Max Mara, Roberto Verino nd Purificacion Garcia.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Patricia Joao

Cool Street Art Tour in Porto

We had a private tour, walked around the city with Joao showing us all of the amazing pieces and stickers around Porto! It's great to know the history and story of street art and graffiti, we even got to make our own sticker! Would recommend it for sure :)

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Karla Patricia

Pasteis de Nata Workshop + home dinner

Patricia is a wonderful host and SO speedy to communicate with during the planning phases! She didn't bat an eye when traffic caused us to start 20 minutes late and greeted me with a glass of wine and spread of bread and cheese. Over conversation with Patricia, her partner Rui and their kiddo Davide, I learned a bit about local customs and their international visitors.

Then we hit the kitchen to stir up the custard base and cut out the tart shells. We combined the two, popped it all in the oven and allowed dessert to bake while we enjoyed soup, gumbo and a variety of vegetable side dishes. It was a feast—but be sure to save room to enjoy one of the pastries you whipped up!

I'd highly recommend this experience as a way to get an authentic taste of the local cuisine and lifestyle.

Note: It's a bit tough to spot the location of the event, but the folks at the gym nearby can point you towards the correct address # and door. Cheers!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Kui Nuno

Portuguese Cooking Workshop with a Local

This experience along with the delicious Portuguese food exceeded my expectations. There was more food to go around from all the different hams, cheeses, pork & clams and wine of course. Please send me all the recipes for future reference. :)

Happy New Year Nuno!

Boutiques in Porto

  • Looking for authentic Porto accessories with a modernist flair? Head to Bem Portugues and be amazed at their huge selection of gorgeous handmade jewelry that represent not only the traditional nature of Porto but also the creative and innovative talent of the city.
  • You will not find another souvenir shop that is as aptly named as The Portuguese Cock. Named after Portugal’s national emblem the rooster (or cock), the boutique features custom souvenirs handmade by the store’s artisan owner.
  • If you wish to bring home souvenirs, it would do you well to get some fantastic pieces from Porto d'Agulha, an arts and crafts store that sells creative and original pieces that capture the essence of Porto.
  • In search of amazing Port to bring home? End your hunt with Garrafeira do Carmo, a great place to taste and learn about Porto’ signature drink. Though small, the shop has an impressive collection and staff who are great with customers. They also offer shipping to your home country, so you can forget about lugging bottles around and facing problems with customs.