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Things to do in Vila Nova de Gaia

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
City
“Take your bike to a boat ride in the bat called "Flor do gás", 10min walking from home, and go to Afurada to eat a good traditional fish after a long ride along Gaia's beaches. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It holds a variety of standard brands and nice pricing. Make sure you go out on the balcony available at the restaurant/food floor. It has a beautiful view of the river.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Route
“Cross the Douro River on a small boat (you can find it in Rua do Ouro) to Afurada, on the south bank of the river. There you can find a charming fisherman´s village, restaurants (with fresh fish) and beautiful views. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“You Can RENT a BIKE, a CAR, KAYAC, do a SAILING COURSE or just take a BEER”
  • 23 locals recommend
Food
“A wonderful restaurant in Afurada with great seafood. The octopus salad is great, as is the grilled fish. Prices are reasonable and service is excellent. Sit at one of the many outside tables and watch the people.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing thin crust pizza, wonderful saladas, and more. Two of our favorites are the mushroom pizza, the Salada Forneria.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best fish restaurants in Afurada. If you are craving seafood, you no longer need to go all the way to Matosinhos! Try their "percebes", barnacles in English.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 7 locals recommend
Route
“Inaugurated on June 22, 1963, Edgar Cardoso portuguese engineer authorship. Arch span 270 m .It had 4 lifts for pedestrians with 70 m high (now closed). It has 4 bronze sculptures in the 4 towers.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Fabulous view of the river and bridge. Typical food, good service, fair price.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Existem subidas organizadas à Ponte. Recomendo o final da tarde onde pode apreciar o por-do-sol de uma localização única.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Small and old fishing village with a lot of the more traditional restaurants of Porto. If you like fresh fish this is a most to visit. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Restaurante Japonês: with great views over water, and across the river, very romantic, and a very good Sushi (ask for freestyle Sushi ;-))”
  • 5 locals recommend
Transportation
“Take a ferry across the river for a new perspective. You can enjoy a nice walk / bike on the Porto side and head to the Matasinhos beaches. Bikes are welcome on board.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Lojas, Restaurantes , Cinemas, Hospital, Farmácia, Supermercado, Game Center, Loja do Cidadão, Taxis, Parking Gratuito ( segunda a sexta feira : das 7:00am até 1:00am e fins de semana : 8:30am até 1:00am) Muito perto do apartamento”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Neste restaurante podem desfrutar de uma refeição de qualidade, com um ambiente descontraído e acolhedor! ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Food
“A wonderful restaurant in Afurada with great seafood. The octopus salad is great, as is the grilled fish. Prices are reasonable and service is excellent. Sit at one of the many outside tables and watch the people.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing thin crust pizza, wonderful saladas, and more. Two of our favorites are the mushroom pizza, the Salada Forneria.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best fish restaurants in Afurada. If you are craving seafood, you no longer need to go all the way to Matosinhos! Try their "percebes", barnacles in English.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 7 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“Fabulous view of the river and bridge. Typical food, good service, fair price.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Restaurante Japonês: with great views over water, and across the river, very romantic, and a very good Sushi (ask for freestyle Sushi ;-))”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Neste restaurante podem desfrutar de uma refeição de qualidade, com um ambiente descontraído e acolhedor! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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