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Hotels in Porto


Tourism in Porto

Time has stopped in the city of Oporto. Although boisterous and full of life, it is not difficult to imagine its medieval past when wandering in its side streets. From its origins in 139 AD, Oporto has participated actively in the economic development of Portugal. The citizens’ hard-working character, their tiles, forges and bridges, all imprint their particular characteristics upon this charming city.
We can begin our route by Oporto, known as the Mercado do Bolhao, a traditional market of English style that yet retains the flavor of years past. Go towards Rua Santa Catarina - the commercial street here - to appreciate the tiles of the facade of the Chapel of the Souls, and further down, savor a coffee in the charming art nouveau Majestic Café. Descending by Rua 31 do Janeiro allows you to observe other examples of art nouveau before arriving at the Iglesia de los Congregados (Church of the Congregated Ones), with its showy tile facade, and the 18th century Palace of the Cardosas. In order to contemplate the stately buildings, walk the Avenida dos Aliados until arriving at the City Council and the great clock tower. Or visit the soaring Torre dos Clerigos and enjoy the wonderful views of Oporto.
Stroll down Rua das Flores, one of the prettiest streets in Oporto, to see the bourgeois houses and jewelry palaces. Here you find the 19th century Palacio de la Bolsa (Stock Market Palace) with its lobby in metal and glass, and a beautiful Arabic Room inspired by the Alhambra, as well as the 13th century Church of San Francisco with its Baroque façade, the interior of which holds pieces of great artistic value. And then take pleasure in the view offered by the Duero River and enjoy, on foot or by boat, the colorful beauty of the Plaça do Ribeira, admiring the size of the 19th century Bridge of Luis I (constructed by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel). If you cross the river, you will arrive at Vila Nova de Gaia, where it is possible to taste the wine of Oporto in one of the numerous warehouses.
All that’s left now are the Oporto cathedral, La Sé (built in Romanesque style, its appearance exudes strength) and the Station of San Bento, decorated with beautiful tiles that detail historical moments of Portugal’s past.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Porto

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in Porto, the average price per night is 33, while you will pay an average of 24 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 60.

The most centrally located hotels in Porto with the best ratings are: Hotel Intercontinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, Gallery Hostel and Hotel Residência Álvares Cabral.

You can make reservations at Hotel Intercontinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, Hotel Crowne Plaza Porto and Hotel Portobay Teatro if you"re looking for a hotel with valet service for your visit to Porto.

Hotel Aeroporto is the closest one to Porto-Francisco Sa Carneiro.

If you´re looking for peace and quiet and want to stay at an adult-only hotel in Porto, we recommend Wine Hostel.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Porto are Porta Azul Guest House, Gallery Hostel and Hotel Intercontinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Porto with express check-in and check-out are Hotel Intercontinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, Hotel Crowne Plaza Porto and Hotel Eurostars Oporto.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Porto are Serviced Apartments Boavista Palace, Hotel Intercontinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas and Gallery Hostel.