Time Out Discovery Game: The Hidden Gems of Porto’s Historic Centre

Rated 4.60 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


Developed in collaboration with Time Out Portugal, this city discovery game takes you exploring the hidden gems of Porto’s historic (and romantic!) city centre. You’ll solve 20 riddles and wander charming streets, enjoy spectacular views, ‘meet’ curious figures and discover fabulous street art. Along the way you’ll unlock forgotten stories and… a surprise two-for-one deal in one of our favourite spots to celebrate your achievement.
20 riddles to solve.
1,5-3 hours to complete the game (there’s no time-limit though, so enjoy your discoveries).

This discovery game starts on Praça de Carlos Alberto, in front of the war memorial.

This trail ends near Praça de Lisboa.

This trail can be played starting between 9:00 and 18:00, Monday-Sunday, 7 days a week.

Price per game is for a team of 1 to 5 people.

How to play:

  • Pre-game: Play on your own, or in a team. We recommend teams of max. 5 players.
  • Playing the game: To start playing, open the link you received upon purchase. Check your spam/promotions folder. It will open the web app in your phone’s browser. Then simply tap the “Play” button to start solving your first riddle. Keep in mind that as soon as you hit “Play”, the clock starts ticking.
  • Solving the riddles: Solve the 20 riddles by typing the answers in the text box and tapping the tick button to submit your answer.
  • Hints: If you need a little help, ask for a hint. Hints will get you nearer the location where you can find the answer to your riddle. Note there’s only one hint per riddle. Each hint you ask for will add 10 minutes of ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.
  • Skipping: In case you’d like to skip a riddle without solving it, tap Skip this riddle. We recommended always asking for a hint before skipping to make sure you’re in the right location to continue from. Skipping a riddle adds 20 minutes ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.

And just so you know,

  • You (the team captain) can always close and reopen your unique link in your phone’s browser – and you can continue playing where you left off until one week after starting the game (handy in the unlikely event of rain!).
  • While most teams take between 1,5-3 hours of walking to play this trail around Porto’s historic city centre, there is no time limit on completing this route, so take you time and enjoy your new discoveries.

6 reviews for Time Out Discovery Game: The Hidden Gems of Porto’s Historic Centre

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


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  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Nice one!

  6. Rated 3 out of 5


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