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Santa Catarina Street, Portugal

From series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
There is a street in Porto that is worth attention of the most experienced and discerning travelers. It's called Santa Catarina. The main feature of this historic street are beautiful buildings decorated with traditional white and blue tiles, azulejos. Buildings with a unique finish looks simply fascinating. Their facades are reminiscent of the best works of art. Santa Catarina Street is considered a commercial heart of the city; the most amazing shops and souvenir stalls are concentrated there.

Santa Catarina Street, Portugal The pedestrian street starts near the train station. That's a real pleasure to walk there. Tourists go there in search of unusual gifts, jewelry and apparel. Locals love to relax in local cafes and restaurants where the most popular national food can be tasted. The legendary Café the Majestic serving delicious cakes is situated there. Many shops and restaurants are open until late at night.

Walk on Santa Catarina Street will be an unforgettable experience, as it resembles the most real painting in an open air gallery. Facades of buildings are sealed with spectacular tiles with biblical and historical motifs. Once that skillful mosaic decorated houses only of the wealthiest citizens. Tourists who want to make spectacular photos of the street have to go for a walk early in the morning on Sunday. On that day, stores are closed, so a number of people walking down the street is relatively small. Next - Magic Carpets Street

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Santa Catarina Street - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Caixa Geral Depósitos (Aliados)' located in 0.67 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Hertz Ride' is located in 0.19 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Hotel DOM HENRIQUE' in 0.06 km
Supermarket: 'Meu Super Alfredo Magalhães' in 0.24 km
Parking: 'Silo Auto' in 0.1 km
Apotheek: 'Farmácia Oriental Lda' in 0.21 km
Police station: 'PSP - 7ª Esquadra (Paraíso)' in 0.45 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Restaurante Big Ben' in 0.07 km
Railway station: 'São Bento Train Station' in 0.93 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport OPO - in 10 km
 »  Braga Airport BGZ - in 50 km
 »  Vila Real Airport VRL - in 75 km
 »  Viseu Airport VSE - in 76 km
 »  Coimbra Airport CBP - in 111 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Santa Catarina Street

Villa Bolhao

Located in 0 km from Santa Catarina Street
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Rooms: 5
Some apartments at Villa offer views of the market, and all have fully equipped kitchens and private bathrooms. The seating areas include plush … More: photo, rates and booking
Urban Apartment Casa da Portela

Located in 1 km from Santa Catarina Street
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Rooms: 1
The apartment includes a living room with a sofa and flat-screen TV, DVD player, free WiFi, bathroom with a hairdryer, fully-equipped kitchen and a … More: photo, rates and booking
Studio Residence Pontoau

Located in 2 km from Santa Catarina Street
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Rooms: 5
The studios include a double bed and access to a balcony with garden. It is equipped with a sofa and a TV. Each studio features a private bathroom … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel ibis Budget Vila Nova de Gaia

Located in 3 km from Santa Catarina Street
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Rooms: 95
Ibis Budget Vila Nova de Gaia's rooms come with neutral décor and a private bathroom. Wi-Fi access is available. A breakfast buffet is served daily. … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

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0 km - Estacao Sao Bento
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Stone House
49 km - Stone House
The hikers can see the unique stone house in Portugal. In contrast to millions of other houses, it was not built 'out', but 'in' the stone. The house is located in the picturesque mountain area, not far from Fafe city and was still built in 1974. The …
Soaring Umbrellas Street
65 km - Soaring Umbrellas Street
Amazing outdoor installation can be seen in the Portuguese town of Agueda. Every year, for a few weeks, the central streets of the city are decorated with a special art installation. Colorful umbrellas are its main component. The most colorful and unique items are used …
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The ancient town Piodao has placed on Serra do Açor slope in the centre of Portugal. For a long time, locals built their houses from the shale rock that was produced on the nearby deposits. All windows and doors are made from wood that’s why the town buildings look …
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In Portugal, there is the amazing town of Monsanto that doesn’t resemble any other site in the world. This historic town, which has been founded more than 800 years ago, was officially recognized as the most Portuguese one. The site is simply charming and has a lot …
Almendra Dam
191 km - Almendra Dam
Almendra Dam is located near the so-named Spanish village. Its height is about 200 meters. The dam has an artificial lake with area of 90 square meters. Its length is quite big – 567 meters. The dam has been built for 6 years from 1964 until 1970. The second name of …

Top destination around Santa Catarina Street - Porto

Travelers will find spacious guest rooms with modern design at The Artist Porto Hotel & Bistro . Precise zoning is one of distinguishing advantages of this hotel. Each room has a living area with beautiful soft furniture and a functional work space. The most attention was paid to the rest area – beautiful folding panels separate giant beds with built-in lights from the rest of the room. There is a charming lounge zone with colorful soft furniture on the first floor of the hotel. It is quite interesting to visit as there is a large collection of old paintings and photographs.

The design of BessaHotel Boavista is also distinguished by an unusual approach. Red, black, and white are the dominating colors of the interior. The hotel offers comfortable guest rooms that look quite classic, as well as numerous relaxation areas, many of which have quite an amazing design. Some exclusive rooms come with spacious wooden balconies with white lounge chairs and a table. While staying at the hotel, don’t forget to visit the library with the beautiful dark wooden design. Finally, there is an interesting club lounge at BessaHotel Boavista that is primarily made in dark colors and has white furniture.
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