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Shopping in Porto
Porto, the northern capitol of Portugal, is a true shopper’s paradise. It has earned its reputation as such by featuring some of the most excellent fashion designs, the highest quality footwear, and fantastic jewelry. No matter what you are looking for, you are guaranteed to find it in Porto.
Most of the shops are located in the pedestrian area of Porto’s downtown district, Rua Santa Catarina. This district is not only the main commercial area of Porto, but it is also extremely beautiful and full of history. With high street chains, antiques, and designer boutiques you can find anything you are looking for. Porto also features numerous shopping malls, the largest two of which are Centro Commercial via Catarina and Centro Commercial Peninsular, and right next door you can find the famous open-air market, Mercado de Bolao, where you can find food, spices, and souvenirs, among many other offerings.
Another excellent shopping district in Porto is Boavista, a lively district full of shops and restaurants. If, however, you prefer to have all these services in the same spot, we recommend you head to Centro Comercial Cidada de Porto, a large shopping centre located nearby.
If there is a purchase that is an absolute must when in Porto, it is undeniably a bottle of the famous Portuguese Porto wine. If you wish to visit some of Porto’s famous wineries, you should know that most of them are located in Vila Nova de Gaia, and many of them offer guided tours, as well as wine tasting, which we wholeheartedly recommend.
Shopping in Algarve
While sunny beaches and fantastic weather is what Algarve is most famous for, it is still one of the best regions in Portugal to fullfill your shopping pleasures.
Primarily, Algarve has an offer of some of the best shopping centres in Portugal. The highest one on our list of recommendations is Algarve Shopping in Guia, which is located just outside of Albufeira. It is a large commercial centre, featuring numerous clothing shops, ranging from big brands to small local chains, entertainment spots, grocery stores, cafes and restaurants, as well as a multiplex cinema.
Quinta Shopping, located at the entry to the beautiful resort of Quinta do Lago, is one of the smaller shopping areas in Porto, but it is quite elegant, and it features some of the most exclusive designers and restaurants.