Foz Velha Porto – A village inside Porto

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing
restaurants
Restaurants

"Foz Velha" Porto used to be a village but now it's the posh part of the city. It has kept its charm. Perfect if you feel getting lost during a walk!

"Foz Velha", or the Old Foz ("Foz" river mouth) used to be a village outside the city, but during the 19th century city expansion it was integrated into Porto. Foz (the old and the new) is the posh part of the city. Even with its high prices, Foz Velha kept its village-like charm. It's almost like Ribeira, but with more light, better looks, and closer to the sea.

If you feel like going for a walk, finding sights from medieval constructions to modern architecture, this is the place to go. On sunny days, it's just wonderful. You'll just forget that you're in a big busy city, and the best thing is to get lost among the narrow streets, beautiful houses, and vibrant colours. The best Foz Velha is inside a "big squared area" formed by Rua Diogo Botelho, Rua Beneditina, the River, and Rua de Diu (you'll find nice shops nearby).

A good reference is to start at Rua Padre Luis Cabral, go down towards the river, and explore both to the left and to the right.

Several good (and somewhat expensive) restaurants can be found in this area. "Al Forno" (Italian) (the original and first one of the chain), "Oporto" (Portuguese), "Casa de Pasto da Palmeira" (Portuguese tapas with a twist), "Museu dos Presuntos" (Portuguese tapas), "Tentações no Prato" (home-made traditional comfort food), among many others.

On warm days, if you like a calm good stroll, with some surprises along the way, go to Foz Velha and get lost.

About this spot

Rua Padre Luis Cabral

Sunrise to sunset daily

tapas and main dish:

no-price

There’s so much more to discover

Discover more in Porto

Casa Agrícola – Fancy farmers club

"Casa Agrícola" is one of my favorite spots in our beloved Porto. It is one of those icons which has united generations through the time...

bars
Bars
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Fernando

Ribeiro

Eléctrico – The vintage ride

"Eléctrico" is Porto's tram. I have very fond memories of my first tram ride.There are 4 active lines. To experience it like a local take lines 1,18 or 22.

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Marta

Macedo

Plano B – The Plan A for most nights out

"Plano B" Porto is one of the oldest and still standing leisure spots in town, today known as a club that provides for a great night to us locals!

arts&culture
Art & culture
bars
Bars
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
music
Music

By

Tiago

Magalhães

Bairro Social da Bouça – Siza for the people

Hiding behind one of Porto's big grey wall, hiding one of Porto's best modern secrets: "Bairro Social da Bouça", a social residence complex...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Tiago

Magalhães

Venham mais 5 (Original) – Keep 'em coming!

"Venham mais 5" in Porto is definitely not about a fancy atmosphere. It is all about experiencing the 'prego'. If you are like me, you want to go back...

restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

By

Marta

Macedo

Kyoto – Sushi in the city

"Kyoto" is two steps away from the heart of Porto's nightlife, which makes it the perfect spot for me for a late(r) sushi dinner before a fun night out.

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Marta

Macedo

Rosa et Al – Guesthouse with the cosiest café

"Rosa et Al" Porto is an amazing B&B and brunch spot. It's my favorite quiet place to have a good tea and read a book! My tip: the Arlington egg.

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Sofia

Kendall

Adega Sports Bar – Win or lose we still booze

"Adega Sports Bar" Porto is great for watching your favorite team play. They have a variety of snacks and cheap beer. You can even get an XXXXL-sized beer!

bars
Bars

By

Camila

Aldrighi

DeGema – Artisanal burgers to make you drool

"DeGema" Porto is a local artisanal burger joint. Their burgers are name after popular expressions of the north of Portugal. I love the 'Fino como o Alho'!

restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

By

Camila

Aldrighi

Nova Era – Ages of cooking

"Nova Era" Porto is one of my favorite local restaurants. It's been a constant success in the neighborhood and even in the entire city...

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Fernando

Ribeiro

Base – The perfect bar in the middle of the city

"Base" in Porto is one of my favorite bars in the middle of the city. It's open and it brings the best of the historical center and nature together...

bars
Bars

By

Rúben

Pinto

Embaixada do Porto – Analog people; digital world

"Embaixada do Porto" in a place where you can dance to really nice music, buy analog film, study in peace or play table football. It's one of my favorites!

bars
Bars
music
Music

By

Camila

Aldrighi

Try our app and know your way!

Our Spotters' Local Favorites Only. Skip the Tourist Traps.

Find Nearby Spots and Navigate with Ease

Save Your Favorites and See Them on the Map

Get more with the Spotted by Locals app

Only local favorites. No tourist highlights.

Find spots nearby and use the map to locate them

Save favorites and show them on the map

Our local team in Porto

Get to know our Spotters from Porto

As featured on:

Subscribe now and get 3 days of free access!

Be ahead of the crowd and join our newsletter.​

first_name *
email *

By subscribing you agree with our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.

Unlock local hidden gems

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consect sit dolor sit amet lamet. Lorem ipsum sit.