The recent tourism flow to Porto has given the opportunity to places like these to be more appreciated by all. Places that once were frequented only by a small percentage of a specific neighborhood soon opened their doors and atmospheres to a wider public.
“Guindalense Futebol Clube” is a spot which consists of a snack-bar which is also the head office of a sportive and recreational association. Due to its location, on a typical staircase which connects the upper “Batalha” square to “Ribeira” riverbank, it is still considered by many as a little secret, as it still escapes the experience of many locals. Through this article, I plan to invite you to discover it by yourself, together with the typical staircase which offers an almost unique perception of what Porto used to be.
Sitting next to the “Fernandina Wall” (which established a limit of the town in the 14th century), this place offers a special close view of the “D. Luis I” bridge. It is a place where you can contemplate the movement on the bridge, catching some late sun, while enjoying a coffee or a quick meal.
This place breathes Porto, especially on summer days when locals come to sunbathe and drink some fresh “finos” (beer). If you are around town during “São João”, the main popular party of Porto in the night from the 23rd to 24th of June, you will see this place full of life and party like almost nowhere else.