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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

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