Top 5 activities to do in Porto this Fall
Lights, chestnuts, and sunset: Autumn has arrived and for you to discover all the charms (and hiding places) of Porto, we have prepared a complete guide:
1. Explore the Jardim dos Sentimentos's labyrinth (located in Jardins do Palácio de Cristal)
Portrayed as one of the places not to be missed in the city of Porto, the gardens of Palácio de Cristal have one of the best views over the Douro River, right in the Jardim dos Sentimentos. From its highest point it is possible to see a design in the form of a labyrinth, surrounded by animal life and nature, where the iconic 7 palm trees of California stand out.
- Route tip from Moon & Sun Porto: take a ride on Tram 18 at Carmo station, just a 3-minute walk from the hotel.
- Visits available everyday: 8 am - 9 pm
2. Eat the best roasted chestnuts in Almeida Garrett square (near São Bento's train station)
In addition to receiving hundreds of travellers and tourists every day, São Bento’s Station, as a famous monument in the North of the country, gains a special charm this season. With the arrival of chilly days, the time for roasted chestnuts also arrives, which can (and should) be tasted right outside the building filled with emblematic tile panels.
- Walking distance from Hotel Moon and Sun Porto: 8 minutes
3. Watch a candlelight music show at Ateneu Comercial do Porto (near Coliseu do Porto)
Until the 29th of October, Ateneu Comercial do Porto will host several Candlelight concerts, known as intimate and multisensory musical experiences that perfectly combine with the emblematic and artistic architecture of its surroundings. Enjoy the candlelit evenings that are still available: from the Jazz Divas to the soundtracks of the best classics from the world of animation.
Walking distance from Hotel Moon and Sun Porto: 8 minutes
Cultural Program of Ateneu Comercial do Porto: https://ateneucomercialporto.pt/en_en/
4. Be dazzled by immersive exhibitions at Alfândega do Porto
The Congress Center in the historic center of Porto serves as a home for multiple virtual and immersive shows, from stories of the city's urban myths to the artistic universe of Michelangelo and Da Vinci. These 3D exhibitions allow you to revisit the most iconic works of art through a sensorial and innovative experience. The exhibition “Porto Legends – The Underground Experience” is permanently located at Alfândega do Porto, under the narration of Pedro Abrunhosa and Jeremy Irons.
Walking distance from Hotel Moon and Sun Porto: 14 minutes
More information and tickets on the official website: https://www.porto.immersivus.com/
5. Take a blanket to watch the sunset at Miradouro das Virtudes
Known as one of the best places to appreciate the city of Porto, or simply to enjoy a glass of wine in its gardens, this viewpoint provides a great experience for all Porto residents and tourists, especially in the late afternoon. Take the opportunity to peek at the Fonte das Virtudes, see the terraces that descend to São Pedro de Miragaia and have a complete perspective of the Douro River reflecting the golden autumn sunset.
Walking distance from Hotel Moon & Sun Porto: 8 minutes