Porto’s traditions are now available in a practical format which fits in your pocket so that you can easily get to some of the oldest places for shopping and eating in the city. And why not use it right away for your Christmas shopping this year in the centre of Porto?
This new city guide by Turismo do Porto (Porto Tourism Board) provides succinct information on the most traditional restaurants, or “tascos”, and shops where you can enjoy the age-old sophistication of the city. From tips about shops that have managed to maintain their traditional charm and provide visitors the chance to experience products from times gone by, made today with the quality of yesteryear and whose sophistication is emphasised by attentive and high-class service, to the more typical and sophisticated “tascos” which perpetuate traditions and create and recreate recipes with a very Portuguese signature.
Turismo do Porto’s objective in launching the guide, in a practical format that differs from the usual, is to provide information which is often requested at the tourism information offices and, at the same time, to take the thousands of tourists who will spend this Christmas in our city by surprise.
The pocket guide, which is available in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish, makes it easier to find out about these varied sights which are some of the oldest in the city and, in some cases, still retain their original style.
Each edition of the guide will be different, including other city sights which stand out for their role in safeguarding the pieces of Porto’s collective memory.