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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 trip builder.
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  • I expected for a more elegant street and it was only an average street. Only the churches were fabulous. It is not an elegant street as it should be where a castle stays.  more »
  • Start your walk on this largely pedestrian street at Capela das Almas and take it down past Cafe Majestic to the lower square and the Igreja de Santo Ildefonso in its tiled glory. From there it's not ...  more »
  • It is one of the main shopping streets in Oporto, with a lot of choices and a lot of people, and with all the souvenir shops you might want (lot's of tourist traps here). It also within walking distan...  more »

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