Rua Santa Catarina, Porto

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The largely pedestrian Rua Santa Catarina features shopping venues, such as Zara and H&M, numerous cafes, and attractive squares and churches. Snap photos of this hilly cobblestone street lined with traditional buildings and modern boutiques, or blend into the atmosphere of lively shoppers, coffee drinkers, and street performers. Take the opportunity to visit the mall at the central part of the street, which has restaurants built in the style of typical Portuguese houses. The famous historical Cafe Majestic is located here as well. Note that most shops are closed on Sundays. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Rua Santa Catarina by using our Porto road trip planner.
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  • We spent three nights in a second floor apartment on Rua Santa Catarina, and it was excellent - you feel like you are living in Porto as opposed to being in some big hotel; it is safe, interesting and...  more »
  • New Centre Street with several shops of every kind of trade with attractive prices. Easy access by subway, near the central market and two malls.
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  • Pedestrian street with many shops: some of designer clothing and many popular vintage with excellent prices (ñ confuse with xingling). Enjoy!
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Portugal's second city offers a healthy variety and quantity of accessible accommodations. The historical city center on the northern bank of the River Douro teems with hotel options, ranging from budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses, which often have shared rooms, to upscale, luxury hotels housed in larger buildings and packed with amenities. All of these options place you conveniently close to the town's main sights, including churches, historical squares, and more. On top of that, many hotels on the northern bank boast good views from their hilltop vantage points. If you want to save big on cost, it's worth considering a more low-key hostel or small hotel on the less-popular southern bank.
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