Porto is very famous for the mesmerizing landscapes, for the architecture, for the welcoming people and for some shops that bring magic to this World Heritage proclaimed by UNESCO. Let’s discover more about incredible places where you can shop a diversity of things, from books to fresh and delicious fruit!
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If you are in Porto it’s forbidden leave without going to the Bolhão Market. It’s a lovely marketplace where farmers came to sell their fresh and tasty fruit and vegetables. Nowadays you also find butchers, florists, and the inevitable souvenir shops. You can also have lunch there and take advantage of the most authentic and historical market in Porto. It has beautiful Neo-classical style and it was built in 1850 but the most incredible thing is the possibility to meet the sellers who hold the true spirit of Porto’s locals.
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Rua Formosa, 4000-214 Porto
Lonely Planet considered Lello Bookshop as the third most beautiful library in the world. Dating from 1906, the building has an Art Nouveau façade and Neo-gothic details. As you walk through the doors of this bookstore you’ll notice that there is a marvelous stairway and the wooden walls are also very exquisite. The stained glass ceiling also adds an amazing detail. You will see amazing similarities between Lello’s bookstore staircase and the one described in Hogwarts since this magic place has inspired J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter saga.
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Rua das Carmelitas 144, 4050-161 Porto
A Vida Portuguesa
This shop born believing that objects can tell extraordinary and revealing stories about people and the society. A Vida Portuguesa preserves Portuguese manufactured products and the brands that have been passed on through several generations. The building itself also preserves the old original furniture, giving you the impression of going back in time. In this way, it’s possible to see the highlights of quality of the Portuguese objects that have the magical power to awaken memories and sensations in each one of us.
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Rua das Galerias de Paris 20, 4050-182 Porto
Miguel Bombarda Art Block
It’s a must-see for all the art and design lovers. The arts block in the Porto city center owes its name to the dynamics printed by the owners of art galleries on Rua Miguel Bombarda. Very well-known for its art galleries and new commercial trends from bookshops, retro alternative clothes or innovative design. There are always new exhibitions turning the street into a dynamic and attractive place.
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Rua Miguel Bombarda, 4050-522 Porto