Porto's Specialty Shops (Self Guided), Porto

Porto is home to some amazing stores that sell a variety of unique products. You can find everything from books and perfumes to porcelain and traditional handicrafts. Buy a souvenir for yourself or get some memorable gifts for your friends and family back home. Porto is also a great place to find fashionable clothing and accessories. If you are looking for clothes by local designers, you should start your journey downtown on Rua da Santa Catarina, which is considered the main shopping street in Porto. Here you will find a large concentration of shops and boutiques selling clothes, footwear and accessories. Take this tour to visit the best designer shops in the city and Porto's top specialty shops.
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Porto's Specialty Shops Map

Guide Name: Porto's Specialty Shops
Guide Location: Portugal » Porto (See other walking tours in Porto)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Author: ChristineS
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Librería Lello e Irmao
  • Vista Alegre
  • Casa do Coração de Jesús
  • C & A
  • Haity
  • Bolhão Market
  • Adolfo Dominguez
Librería Lello e Irmao

1) Librería Lello e Irmao

Located in Porto, Portugal, the Librería Lello e Irmao is considered to be one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. It is located in the heart of the city of Porto on the historic Rua dos Clerics. Full of Art Deco elements, visitors to the metropolis will want to spend time exploring this famous structure. The store has been managed by the same company, Lugan & Geneliousx Sucessores, throughout its history in this location. The Art Deco style is known for its linear and symmetrical elements which drew inspiration from ancient Egypt. The building was first opened in 1906 and contains a fabulous stained glass ceiling, vivid wooden staircase and lavish embellishments. Designed by architect and engineer, Xavier Esteves, the bookstore has been built to withstand the wear and tear of time. The façade of the construction is a combination of Art Nouveau elements and Gothic Revival features. The wooden features, including the shelves are well worth the time to examine. The shelves reach from floor to ceiling and are covered in phenomenally carved wood. The wooden staircase is filled with the same beautifully carved details. The glass ceiling provides and interesting element and casts warm diffused lighting throughout the entire building.
Vista Alegre

2) Vista Alegre

Vista Alegre, located in the city center, sells the finest Portuguese porcelain. They have a wide variety of elegant porcelain items for sale. Prices here vary, so you will be sure to find the porcelain you desire at a price that fits your budget.

Operation hours: Monday -Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm.
Casa do Coração de Jesús

3) Casa do Coração de Jesús

Casa do Coração de Jesús is another handicrafts store, stocked with an incredible array of umbrellas, gloves, embroideries, crystals and much more. This store is especially noted for its exquisite collection of embroideries. You can also find here excellent examples of handiwork created by Porto artisans.
C & A

4) C & A

C & A stocks an impressive range of both men's and women's clothing. Here you will find nice collections of office, evening and leisure clothes. The store itself has a contemporary look, and the sales staff is attentive and always ready to assist customers.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:30 am - 8 pm

5) Haity

Haity is a leather shop that has sold unique, inspiring collections each season for more than 30 years. They have a fantastic selection of leather items, including handbags, luggage, gloves, men's bags, wallets, purses and a lot of other accessories. This store also stocks a number of leather care products.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 7:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am- 8 pm and Sunday: 11 am- 7 pm.
Bolhão Market

6) Bolhão Market

Located in the heart of the city, this noisy and exuberant market is a sight not to be missed. Bolhão Market is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, of the symbols of Traditional Shops and Stores in the city of Porto. Bolhão Market offers everything from fresh fruit to household goods.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 8 am – 8 pm; Saturday: 8 am – 6 pm.

Editor's Note: Bolhão Market is currently closed for renovation. The reopening is scheduled for May 2020.
Adolfo Dominguez

7) Adolfo Dominguez

Adolfo Dominguez is one of Porto’s leading independent fashion retailers. The store offers local designer clothing for both men and women, as well as footwear by local brand names such as Philipe Souza, Luis Onofre and Marlis. You can also find a unique mix of clothes that range from off-season items to exclusive brand name collections.

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