Forget the beaches, the esplanades and the terraces: what is hot in Porto are its rooftops, which are cosmopolitan oasis during hot summer days.
Take a look at the best rooftops of Porto!
(article updated on April 2017).
Hotel Dom Henrique (Rua do Bolhão, 223) | Everyday, from noon to 2am
17º is one of the best rooftops of Porto. Very well located – at downtown Porto, near Bolhão’s market, 17º is a versatile space where you can enjoy an executive menu for about € 14.50, or a relaxed drink at the end of the day. Perfect.
Avenida Rodrigues de Freitas, 427 | Dom – Qui 11h – 23h30. Sextas e sábados abre até à 1h
Portobello Rooftop is simply delicious, there is no other way to put it. It has a tremendous location, slightly away from the city center, but close enough for a light walk. In between “petiscos”, the Portuguese word for tapas, and a good cocktails’ menu, you’ll find yourself lost in time in this city paradise. It is definitely one of the best rooftops of Porto!
Alameda de Basílio Teles, 29 | Everyday from 10.30am to 1pm
O Douro Lounge é uma aposta recente do Vincci Porto, um hotel construído num antigo mercado de peixe, na Foz. Localizado na cobertura do Vincci Porto, o Douro Lounge é de facto um dos melhores rooftops do Porto, oferecendo uma carta variada de cocktails (muitos deles sem álcool) e de snacks, e com uma vista fabulosa sobre a ponte da Arrábida 🙂
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Porto Palácio Hotel (Avenida da Boavista, 1269)
VIP Lounge, the successful rooftop of Porto Palácio Congress Hotel & Spa, deserves a relaxed visit – especially on Thursdays, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm when it organizes “sunsets” with cocktails made of a specific drink. It’s the perfect excuse to leave work on time!
Rua do Choupelo, Vila Nova de Gaia
The Yeatman needs no introduction: this hotel, which was considered the best wine hotel in 2015, belongs to the company that owns the wonderful cellars of Taylor’s, located just across the street. The bar and the rooftop of the Yeatman Hotel are open 24/7 even for those who are not staying at the hotel, making it one of the best rooftops of Porto for a glass of Port wine over a fabulous view of Ribeira.
Rua Miguel Bombarda, 23. Cais de Gaia
This is by far the most popular rooftop in Porto among tourists, and one can easily understand why: it is half way at Cais de Gaia, surrounded by Port wine cellars and, moreover, with a perfect view of Serra do Pilar, from where you can get the best view of Porto. Additionally, some of the companies running the 6 bridges’ cruise give away a free wine tasting at this rooftop if you buy a ticket to the cruise, as I explained on this post.
Note: The cover photo was taken from the website www.metropolitancleveland.com