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Porto Gay Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Porto for Gay travellers


Gay Holidays in Porto

The picturesque city of Porto can be explored in just two days making it an ideal destination for gay city breaks and romantic getaways. Porto is also rising up the ranks as a gay city, with tons of nightlife and pride activities opening up in the area. The destination is very gay friendly, similar to other big cities in Portugal. It's a great location for singles and couples, due to their extensive nightlife for meeting new people and beautiful city to explore with a significant other. The gay locals are friendly and active, showing up at gay events and places to have a good time. The best period to visit is September to October during Autumn, so that the weather is nice and the pictures are cute. If you are interested in taking a weekend escape to Porto in Portugal, take a look at our Hotel Collections and find the best accommodation for your stay.

The best Hotels for Gay Travellers in Porto

There are not any exclusively gay hotels or resorts in Porto, however, there is a wide diversity of gay-friendly hotels & resorts with a very friendly atmosphere that will make you feel welcome!

The Best Gay Bars & Hotspots in Porto

Find below the best gay bars and gay-friendly hotspots in Porto and nearby, and have fun with locals and tourists alike. Porto has a ton of hot gay bars and clubs for those looking for interesting nightlife. Fabrik Bar is a gay bar that's fairly new, fusing swank and industrial with cocktails, DJ sets, and a classy environment for mingling and having fun. Invictus Cafe Bar is a little coffee bar that goes until late for gays to gossip and drink with friends. They also have drag shows that are notorious in the city. Conceicao 35 is a venue that's multi-purpose for gay hipsters with club nights and live shows throughout the week. ZOOM is the most popular dance club and the main gay party place in Porto. It used to be a warehouse like most clubs, but transformed into a nightclub with disco balls and dance floor. They also have tons of theme parties, go-go dancers, and drag shows. PRIDE is one of the most popular gay bar/clubs, as it's literally called Pride. There is live entertainment, drag shows, and amazingly sexy performances for a LGBTQ+ crowd. Sauna Camoes and Sauna Thermas 205 are gay saunas with Turkish baths, saunas, steam rooms, and various other play rooms. Some other things you can do that aren't gay specific involve visiting Espiunca beach for the opportunity to go rafting. One of the most picturesque spots is Dom Luis I Bridge, an iconic bridge with an admirable steel arched design. Clerigos Church is a beautiful landmark with a marble altar and a 75m tall bell-tower, making it a Baroque masterpiece. Livraria Lello is a bookstore rich in history famous for its wooden spiral staircase, said to have inspired JK Rowling in parts of Harry Potter. Casa da Musica is a modern concert venue in an old town with 12 floors and incredible acoustics. Port Wine Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of port wine and its influence on Porto's financial, cultural, and social evolution. 

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Gay Tips

The gay acceptance in Porto is at high levels, even though, compared to other Portuguese cities, Porto features a very small gay community.

You will be able to find some very interesting gay hotspots dispersed through the city. Some excellent gay venues are Pride Coffe GLS Project, Zoom GLS, Cafe Lusitano, and Syndikato bar.

Keep in mind that most of the cafes in Porto are gay-friendly and some of the best places to drink a coffee or a hot chocolate are Guarany, Cafe Majestic, Praia da Luz and Brasileira. 

Travel Info

How to get there

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  • By train
  • By bus
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Move around

  • Metro
  • Tram
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  • Railway
  • Taxi
  • Uber

Ideal for

  • Couples holidays
  • Local gastronomy
  • Fine-dining
  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Art & culture
  • Performances & theaters
  • Clubbing

Destination Type

  • City

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 What can I find in this Gay Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated gay travel guide, to help you easily plan your next gay holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top gay bars, gay events, and other gay hots-pots, as well as gay-friendly Hotels to stay!

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