Monday, 21st August 2017 8:21:59pm

PESTANA PALÁCIO DO FREIXO

POUSADA & NATIONAL MONUMENT | PORTO | PORTUGAL

Pousada do Porto, Hotel Freixo Palace Portugal

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 41.14285 Longitude -8.574583333

The Pousada do Porto is situated along the gleaming Douro river, a short drive east of Porto’s historic centre. This quiet location guarantees visitors a relaxing break while offering the best of Porto’s attractions within easy reach. Guests can enjoy a leisurely riverside stroll to reach the centre or embark on a meandering cruise along the Douro to experience the city in a unique way.

A captivating fusion of historical landmarks and contemporary design, Porto boasts some of the most beautiful monuments and buildings in Portugal. Popular attractions include the Serralves museum, grandiose Sé Cathedral and iconic Majestic Café. Wine connoisseurs should visit the ubiquitous Port lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia for tastings of this famous fortified wine and guided tours of the prestigious cellars. Visitors can also take a walk through some of the stunning parks and gardens in the city, including Jardim de São Lázaro and Jardim do Passeio Alegre.

Rua de Santa Catarina is a popular pedestrian-only shopping street, featuring many high-fashion boutiques, shops and restaurants. If you have time to spare, hire a car and explore the spectacular countryside around Porto, including charming vineyards in the Douro river valley.