PORTO STREET ART FREE TOUR

PORTO STREET ART
FREE TOUR

Porto Street Art Free Tour
The Porto off the beaten path

If you want to see the Porto off the beaten path, our Alternative Free Tour is the tour you’re looking for. This free tour is a great introduction to the Alternative Porto and you’ll get to see many projects of street art in Porto in a captivating tour. But this Take Porto free walking tour is much more than street art, tags and graffiti. Want to know more about Porto’s nightlife? What about Porto’s architecture? This free tour will present another side of Porto, a less conventional side and being the Alternative Porto Free Tour even the ending will be unconventional. The Alternative Porto Free Tour begins at Praça Carlos Alberto, a less touristic plaza. Of medieval origin, this small plaza is a celebration of the city with its museums, traditional restaurants and esplanades. You even have a flea market every Saturday called the Porto Belo market. Also worth mentioning is the geometrical pattern of the Portuguese Calçada that leads to the statue. Praça Carlos Alberto is the perfect setting to begin our tour.  Next to this wonderful plaza we can spot the first ever legal graffiti in the city of Porto, inaugurated in April 2014, the mural of D. Quixote by Mesk, Fedor & Mots. This mural is right at the beginning of Rua Miguel Bombarda probably the most alternative street in Porto. Once a forgotten road, Rua Miguel Bombarda was reborn with Porto Art District and today is overflowing with art galleries, bars and concept stores. As we venture into Porto’s main commercial artery, Santa Catarina, we will be able to appreciate the contrasts between some of the city’s most conventional streets and urban art projects, namely the façade at the Via Catarina Shopping, The Less Traveled Path by sculptor and designer Paulo Ramunni. The street of Santa Catarina is an explosion of color and life and some of the best street artists in the city perform daily on its sidewalks. In contrast with one of the most touristic areas of the city is Rua da Madeira where we can find the surprising mural Quem és Porto? by artist Miguel Januário. Three thousand tiles, the largest community panel in the city, tries to answer the question and convey the identity of the city to us. Next to the panel is one of Europe’s best alternative clubs, Gare Porto, where you get to experience Porto’s underground scene. Heading towards the Douro River, there’s plenty of street art to see but nothing compares to crossing the Dom Luís Bridge to the other side and embrace the urban art projects in Gaia. Unlike Alice in Wonderland our tour will not begin with a rabbit but end with one. Arguably one of the most astonishing works in Porto, the Half Rabbit by Bordalo II is a remarkable project with a beautiful message to end our journey.  This is undoubtedly the city’s most eclectic walking tour and as you can see we go by many of the alternative places to visit in Porto. You will also be rewarded by our guide’s top alternative things to do in the city. Take our Alternative Porto Free Tour so you may take the other side of Porto back home.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Incredible street art murals by Mesk, Fedor, Mots, Joana Vasconcelos, Mr.Dheo, Hazul Luzah, Liqen, Mots and Pastel.

  • Refreshing tile mural by Joana Vasconcelos.

  • A glimpse of Porto's Art District.

  • Alternative bars and clubs in Porto nightlife.

  • Brilliant metro stations by the architect Eduardo Souto de Mouro.

  • Sculptures and installations by Dalila Gonçalves, Paulo Ramuni and Octavi Serra.

  • Surprising tile façade "Quem és Porto?" by ±maismenos± 

  • The power boxes project.

  • Impressive tile panels by Júlio Resende.

  • Half Rabbit by Bordalo II

  • ...and much more!

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Other Information

Group Policiy

 

 

 

Minimum number of participants.

Groups of 7 or more are always welcomed. In this case, we require a prepayment of 10€ per adult and 5€ per youngster (14 - 18 years). This principle results from the need to protect and value the level of quality and dedication of our guides.

 

Please note that this Free Tour only takes place with a minimum of 4 adult participants.

How long does the Free Tour take?

In what language is the Free Tour?

The Free Tour lasts around 2h30. 

 

​The tour is exclusively in English.​

What's included in the tour?

What's not included in the tour?

The tour includes a local English-speaking guide expert in our history and ready to give you great tips to make your stay in Porto unforgettable.

 

The tour does not include transportation, entrance to monuments or meals.

How do I book the Free Tour?

You can book your Free Tour by clicking the Book Now button on this page, then choose the date and complete the booking form. You will receive your confirmation immediately. If you have any difficulties please contact us by email, phone or Whatsapp:

hello@takefreetours.com | +351 914 059 080

Is booking mandatory?

​Booking is usually not mandatory you can just show up at our meeting point and join the Free Tour. Although it is recommended especially during public holidays and festivities, at such dates you should book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

How do I get my ticket?

​Once you book the Free Tour a Booking Confirmation is sent by email. If you do not receive the confirmation email check your spam or contact us.

You do not need to print the confirmation, you can present it to our team on your phone/tablet at the beginning of the Free Tour.

Is the Free Tour accessible?

No. This Free Tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.

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