Vintage is the new ‘New’ and here are the 6 best time capsule experiences to do in Porto!

Porto is a vintage city for itself. Set aside the Douro River, Porto—Portugal’s second city—is one of the most eclectic destinations in Europe. With its Medieval architecture, it’s defining Dom Luis I Bridge and Art Nouveau cafes, there’s something for everyone! See the 6 best time capsule experiences you can have in Porto!


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Lello Bookshop

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Check out the Lello Bookshop with its amazing Neo-Gothic interiors!

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You probably think that the stairs are similar to something you have seen before …

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… and you are right! The stairs and the décor looks like it is a scene from the Happy Potter’s movies! J.K. Rowling, while she was in Porto, she wrote one of the books and was inspired by this amazing bookshop scenario!

Galeria de Paris Bar

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‘Galerias de Paris’ is a famous street in Porto where you can find the best time to party all night long with your friends. Grab a beer and stay outside with the other locals and tourists. Although, there is a bar that will catch your attention if you are a vintage lover!

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Galeria de Paris Bar has a unique design and décor. Here, you will definitely have a time capsule experience! Drink one cup of the famous Porto’s wine and that experience will be even better!

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Here, you’ll be able to see this vintage chandelier from the mid-century brand, DelightFULL. Botti Suspension Lamp suits perfectly in this ambiance!

Mon Père Vintage Store

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This store will make the day of those whom love vintage findings!

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Unique pieces that will help you create the perfect vintage outfit!

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If you are a lucky one, you’ll attend one of the store’s ‘garage sales’ where every piece costs only 1 euro!

Zenith Brunch & Cocktails Bar

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Having brunch with your friends is In! In Porto, there are a lot of coffee shops that serve delicious brunches, but Zenith brunch & cocktails bar is our favorite!

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Due to its vintage décor, it creates the perfect environment, where you’ll be able to travel in time, while eating some perfect pancakes!

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Zenith is like a chameleon: it is perfect for a family gathering during the afternoon and it is perfect for a date with your significant one, during the evening!

Pestana Vintage Hotel

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After some drinks, nothing better than finding a spot to crash in!

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If you want to continue this vintage journey, Pestana Vintage Hotel is the perfect choice!

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And we don’t need to talk about the amazing view over Douro’s River!

Covet House in Douro’s River

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Covet House in Douro’s River will make the day of the design lovers.

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Here you will be able to see pieces from all the brands from this huge Portuguese groups. We are talking about well-known international brands such as Boca do Lobo, Brabbu, and mid-century brands like DelightFULL and Essential Home.

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Fell free to book a tour and travel in time to the fifties!


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