Vasco Figueiredo Teles

Porto

Spotter since 2013

My spots (20)

Gelados Neveiros – Ice cream like it "used to be"

"Gelados Neveiros" is probably the oldest and one of most well known ice cream shops in Porto. REAL traditional recipes, homemade with fresh ingredients..."

snacks
Snacks

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Vasco

Figueiredo Teles

Mercado do Bom Sucesso – New life to the old market

"Mercado do Bom Sucesso" used to be a decaying market for fresh goods in Porto, but now it's got new life: so many restaurants to choose from!

music
Music
restaurants
Restaurants
shopping
Shopping
snacks
Snacks

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Vasco

Figueiredo Teles

Siza Vieira’s Porto – The city as sketch book

Porto is home to Portugal's most well-known and awarded architect, Siza Vieira. You can find his masterpieces sprinkled all over the city.

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Vasco

Figueiredo Teles

Parque da Cidade – The wonderful City Park

"Parque da Cidade" is Porto's Central or Hyde Park, and it's the only one in Europe with a seafront! It's one of my favourite spots to do outdoorsy things.

music
Music
relaxing
Relaxing
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Vasco

Figueiredo Teles

Botanic Garden – Small and beautiful oasis

"Botanic Garden" in Porto's Campo Alegre is a wonderful oasis in quite a busy part of the city. It's really worth discovering, if only as a relaxing refuge.

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing

By

Vasco

Figueiredo Teles

Foz Velha – A village inside Porto

"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!

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Vasco

Figueiredo Teles

Porto Belo – Beautiful Porto flea market

"Porto Belo" (literally: beautiful Porto!) is a traditional flea market located in a beautiful neighborhood. Enjoy the great weather, the sun and the music!

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
relaxing
Relaxing
shopping
Shopping

By

Vasco

Figueiredo Teles

Café Piolho – A century old students' caffè

"Café Piolho" has been the centre of Porto students' nightlife for over a century. The first cafe to have electricity and TV, it's a living part of history.

arts&culture
Art & culture
restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

By

Vasco

Figueiredo Teles

About me

About me
I was born in Porto, along with the '77 vintage wine crop. The city was always like a given fact to me until I went away. I studied abroad (missed the ocean), and worked in Lisbon for some time (almost as abroad).

I love outside life, which sometimes in Porto can be hard when the rainy days seem endless. I travel quite often, mainly for work, but even then I always get at least a few times to go explore a bit. I love travelling, of course. It would be my favourite hobby if I didn't like photography so much.

I'm married, have a son who was born 2012, 3 dogs, I work in technology planning, and I'm studying for my PhD (I hope I finish one day).

Why Porto?

  • Porto is unique!
  • It’s joyful and full of life during those yellow sunny days, and very introspective and melancholic in the grey, rainy, foggy days.
  • I love its incredible views, the river, the sea, the houses, the narrow streets, the light, the shops, the caffés, the ”tascas”, the people!
  • I love its life, downtown, uptown, or at the sea shore.
  • It’s increasingly active, vibrant, and young.
  • I love its food, its traditional restaurants or the new spots.
  • I love talking about it and to show people around.
  • I love that people love it!

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