Spring is officially here. Porto looks amazing at this time of the year!
The magnolias have flourished and all over we have pink, white and green colors enhancing the streets of the city. So this weekend is perfect to go explore what Porto has to offer!
This weekend we celebrate the National Day of Historical Centers. Porto has a beautiful historical center, testimonial of long years of history, legends, and architecture! In order to attract more people to the city center, the project Alumia (we talked about it here) will inaugurate more light installations around Passeio das Virtudes and the Vitória Stairs.
From March 24th until 28th you will be able to see the city under a different light!
Spring Market in Serralves: The market will take place at Serralves Park on the 26th, from 10 am to 5 pm. The objective of this event is to promote ecologic and sustainable practices of agriculture. The event is the perfect opportunity to find seasonal Portuguese products, such as fruits and vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, cheeses, sausages and much more. And, of course, it’s always a good excuse to visit the gorgeous Serralves park!
Access at Bartolomeu Velho Street, 141 (Quinta de Serralves) and entrance free of charge.
“Quote/Unquote” is a group exhibition organized by the recently opened MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology – and will be presented at the City’s Gallery. The appropriation in contemporary art is the theme of the show, which will open this Saturday at 7pm.
The exhibition show works from the 60’s until now and proposes a transversal reading of practices, such as the direct appropriation of images, texts or other forms of cultural production, the citation as an element that contributes to the production of meaning, or the conscious and assumed dialogue with preexisting authors and creations. Don’t miss it! The exhibition will be held until May 14th.
The City’s Gallery is located at the Cristal Palace Gardens and has free entrance.
If you’re into literature – especially poetry! – and cozy bookstores, don’t miss the chance to visit Flâneur bookshop! This weekend they will hold a poetry book fair with discounts up to 50%! Take some time to explore another part of Porto, way less touristic, and find the perfect book to read, relax, and enjoy some coffee at this welcoming place!
Flâneur Bookshop is located at Ribeiro de Sousa Street 225.
Hope you enjoyed our weekend tips! And if you ever want to discover Porto thru the eyes of a local, send us a message. We can even design a tour made especially for you! Send us a message anytime :)