Cedofeita keeps on reinventing itself decade after decade. A nonstoppable breath of fresh air to the city, this is the most bohemian part of Porto and home to the Porto Art District, alternative and vintage stores.
What to visit
Rua de Cedofeita
Built between 18th and the 19th century, this street is now predominantly commercial. The architecture is marked by verandas, tiles and banisters, while on the walls one can find many graffitis made by local artists.
Rua Miguel Bombarda
Once an almost abandoned street, Miguel Bombarda came alive as Porto’s Art District. Art galleries are aplenty, just look for the blue plates.
Carlos Alberto Theatre
One of the municipal theatres, its agenda is dominated by bold projects and small theatre companies.
Close by…Torre dos Clérigos.
The work of Nicolau Nasoni is, to many, the ex libris of the city. Do you dare to climb its 240 stairs?
Rua das Carmelitas, 144. Some say it’s one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world and its staircase is said to be an inspiration in the Harry Potter books.
Where to eat
Bugo Art Burger
Rua de Miguel Bombarda, 598. Gourmet dishes to those who don’t want to give up on a good hamburguer on a bun or a plate. $$
Rua José Falcão, 167. Just like Cedofeita, the Lumière galleries have had many lives. Today, this space is filled with small cafés and restaurants like Sandeira, Creperia da Baixa and Tête à Croissant. $-$$
RUA Tapas e Music Bar
Travessa de Cedofeita, 24. The musical agenda at RUA varies between samba circles and tributes to major rock bands. One thing is for sure, the live music always goes well with the tapas menu it offers. $$
Aduela Taberna Bar
Rua da Oliveiras, 104. Right in front of the Carlos Alberto Threatre, Aduela is a bar to have a chat, eat tapas and enjoy a nice glass of wine at the end of the day. $$
Rota do Chá
Rua Miguel Bombarda, 457. While the specialty of the house is tea, the Rota do Chá serves attractive lunch menus, brunch and a relaxing garden for those seeking peace at the heart of the city.
Rua da Galerias de Paris
The Galerias de Paris is the most dynamic part of the city once the sun goes down. The bar also named Galerias Paris is one of our favourites.
Rua de Cedofeita (traditional commerce), Rua Miguel Bombarda and Rua do Rosário, Passeio dos Clérigos.
Bus (STCP) 200, 201, 207, 208, 301, 501, 507, 601, 602 (stop Cordoaria e stop Carmo) 302 (paragem Carmo), 303 (stop Cordoaria)