Fashion addicts from all over the world, your time has come! Portugal Fashion is returning to Porto and we’re giving you the right tips to conquer the city!
Dear beloveds, we’re here gathered today to celebrate the love between the high end and most acclaimed Portuguese fashion brands and a city that screams style and elegance in every corner! That’s right, Portugal Fashion is returning to Porto between the 19th and 21th of October, so, to help you make a a stylish entrance, we bring you the ultimate Porto city guide featuring the hottest places where you Should be seen!
You know what they say, fashion fades but style remains, and this city has done a pretty good job on keeping it!
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WHERE TO REST AT NIGHT:
Well well, I think it’s pretty safe to admit sleeping is one of life’s greatest pleasures but the real question is: are you really sleeping if you’re not doing it in a 5* Hotel with silk sheets and a breathtaking view from your room? Hmm, my answer is no!
Lucky for you, Porto was some pearls awaiting to be revealed and one of them is The Yeatman Hotel, more than a hotel this place is an inspiration! Located on the other side of the city and featuring a vinous inspiration, it has probably the most amazing views you’ve ever seen! We promise you’ll sleep so well, you won’t even fell the pea under the mattress!
Picture credits: The Yeatman Hotel
Besides Yeatman, there is yet another Hotel in Porto so beautiful, it could bring tears to the coldest hearts! Don’t believe me? Just see for yourself! Pestana Palácio do Freixo is one of the Leading Hotels of the World and we sure know why it got such a honorable title! With it’s art déco inspirations, this super luxurious hotel is able to delight everyone who enter in it, you’ll be more than amazing, you’ll be blown away!
Picture credits: Pestana Palácio do Freixo
WHAT TO SEE IN PORTO:
So, we already know you’re in town to attend Portugal Fashion, so that’s a go, but what else is there to see in between fashion shows? If you don’t know, don’t worry, we got you covered!
As Mary Quant used to say “The fashionable woman wears clothes. The clothes don’t wear her”, it’s time you do the same with this city! Don’t let the city win you over, conquer it in style and iff you got the nerves, then just have a glass of the marvelous Porto Wine and you’ll be chilled in 60 seconds!
Picture credits: Calem Wine Cellars
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, then my dear Muggle, you’ll go bananas with the next touristic stop we have to show you! I promise I have not taken the picture below out of one of Harry Potter’s movies, but the one thing I tell you, this was where J.K. Rowling got her inspirations for the inside off Hogwarts! How cool is this, right? Our broom are waiting, let’s go!
Picture credits: Dinheiro Vivo Website
If you’re arriving by train, you might as well do it in style, and there is no stylish train station than São Bento in Porto! Anna Wintour once said “If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better” and we know your cities were probably founded under fascinating fashion vibes , but our city has the most amazing train station you’ll ever see! With the tiles decorating the walls and the amount of light entering the station, I’m sure a picture here will be worth of 300 likes on Instagram, at least!
Picture credits: My CMS
WHERE TO GRAB A FASHIONABLE BITE
We used to say no one did brunch like the upper east siders, but I’m starting to think we’re getting pretty close to them! One of the main attraction on the “what to see in porto” manual is the super fancy brunch from Hotel Intercontinental! Not to brag or anything, but we do have a selection of 50 options in the menu for you, and you’ll be having it in the middle of downtown in a super luxurious environment ..
Warning, the picture below does not makes justice to the brunch, I mean it!
Picture credits: Webook
Just because you’re going to a fashion event doesn’t mean you have to starve, am I right? You’ll still fit in that pretty dress, we swear on Chanel! So, where to go for lunch, you ask? Well, Casa de Chá da Boa Nova is a work of art from a super famous Portuguese architect, Siza Vieira, and besides being simply amazing it’s a 1 Michelin Star Restaurant where all the dishes were inspired by the sea!
And this is not even the best part! Since you’re almost inside the beach, I think you might be lucky enough to have the sea breeze to join you for lunch!
Picture credits: Casa de Chá da Boa Nova Website and Mutante Magazine
You might be more like Carrie Bradshaw and like your money right where you can see it: hanging on your closet, but if you rather spend big on food and drinks, then we have the place for it! Flow Restaurant & Bar is one of the cool spots in Porto and besides having super tasty food, the decor of the place just make it a lot more instagramable!
In the mood for a juicy beef with some fresh vegetables? I think you’ve found your golden star!
Picture credits: Flow Restaurant & Bar Website
Coming to Porto and not tasting Francesinha is like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope, it can’t happen! We made the effort to try all the francesinhas in Porto to chose the best for you, and what an effort! We elected as the best francesinha of all, the one from Yuko Tavern for being simply the best thing we have ever tasted! It’s like eating a spicy piece of Heaven!
Picture credits: Yuko Tavern Website
A COCKTAIL PLEASE
“There’s no such thing as too much champagne” and you know what? We’ll allow it! If we’re looking for a way to your journey to Portugal Fashion even more dazzling, you have to have champanhe! Lucky for you, I know just the place that serves the most incredible champanhe cocktail, which in Portugal we call Sangria de Espumante! Once you try this beauty, Aperol Spritz will never taste the same again!
Picture credits: Evasões
Cocktails and a stunning view? Hmm, we’re down for it and so are you! Imagine having a gin and tonic after an exhausting day of fashion week runway shows, does it sound good? Great, so If you want to do gin and tonic like a real lady, head to 17º Restaurant and Rooftop Bar on Hotel D.Henrique and have a taste of what Heavens really looks like!
Picture credits: 17º Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, Hotel D.Henrique
After reading this super complete Porto City Guide, I trust your stay in this marvelous city will be full of sparkles and super glamorous, and if you’re still not convinced with this city which was the Best European Destination, there’s another reason to come back, we’re waiting for you!
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