Top Choice Concert Venue in Boavista

Casa da Música

Grand and minimalist, sophisticated yet populist, Porto's cultural behemoth boasts a shoebox-style concert hall at its heart, meticulously engineered to accommodate everything from jazz duets to Beethoven's Ninth.
Top Choice Fado in Tavira

Fado Com História

If you've not had the pleasure of experiencing fado (traditional song) before, this comprehensive introduction is very worthwhile. It's popular and there's limited space, so try to buy your ticket a couple of hours …
Top Choice Fado in Coimbra

Fado ao Centro

At the bottom of the old town, this friendly fado centre is a good place to introduce yourself to the genre. There's a performance every evening at 6pm. Shows include plenty of explanation, in Portuguese and English…
Jazz in Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

Hot Clube de Portugal

As hot as its name suggests, this small, poster-plastered cellar (and newly added garden) has staged top-drawer jazz acts since the 1940s. It's considered one of Europe's best.
Stadium in Lisbon

Estádio da Luz

SL Benfica plays at this 65,000-seat stadium in the northwestern Benfica district, which also houses the club's well-done museum (http://museubenfica.slbenfica.pt). It hosted the 2014 Champions League Final and was …
Performing Arts in Aliados & Bolhão

Maus Hábitos

Maus Hábitos or 'Bad Habits' is an arty, nicely chilled haunt hosting a culturally ambitious agenda. Changing exhibitions and imaginative installations adorn the walls, while live bands and DJs work the small stage.
Theatre in Aliados & Bolhão

Teatro Nacional São João

The lavish, romantic Teatro Nacional São João was built in the style of Paris' Opéra Garnier. One of Porto’s premier performing-arts organisations, it hosts international dance, theatre and music groups. Set in an o…
Cinema in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

Cinema Ideal

Opened in 1904, this small neighbourhood cinema was last refurbished in the 1950s and keeps much of the same atmosphere of a classical movie theatre. The programming changes every week and focuses mostly on independ…
Fado in Alfama, Castelo & Graça


This intimate spot features live fado on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and eclectic cultural fare (poetry readings, jazz nights) on other nights. Although there is a €15 minimum consumption, unlike most fa…
Fado in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

A Tasco do Chico

This crowded dive (reserve ahead), full of soccer banners and spilling over with people of all ilk is a fado free-for-all. It's not uncommon for taxi drivers to roll up, hum a few bars, and hop right back into their…