Hotel Mercure Porto Centro

Hotel Mercure Porto Centro

The Hotel Mercure Porto Centro is a four star hotel located in Praça da Batalha in the old centre of Porto.

Hotel Mercure Porto Centro


Close to Porto's Cathedral, Sao Bento Station, the Igreja de Santo Ildefonso and the Rede Expressos Bus Station, the Hotel Mercure Porto Centro offers modern amenities in a vibrant urban locale.

The breakfasts are recommended, the Wifi excellent and the rooms spacious. We particularly liked the port-hole style windows with excellent views over the city.

Parking is available along with a restaurant and a very stylish bar.

Hotel Mercure Porto Centro

Access - Getting There

Hotel Mercure Porto Centro (Book this hotel with Booking.com)
Praça da Batalha, 116, Se
4049-028 Porto

Other Hotels in Porto & Lisbon

Hotel Estoril

Hotel Internacional Porto

VIP Executive Entrecampos

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Igreja dos Congregados

Igreja dos Congregados, Porto

The Igreja dos Congregados (Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados) stands just to the north of Sao Bento Station in Praça de Almeida Garrett in the old city area of Porto.

Igreja dos Congregados, Porto, Portugal

History

Igreja dos Congregados was built in 1703 on the site of a previous chapel. Restoration work on the church was done in the 19th century and the classic blue and white azulejos tiles by Jorge Colaço were added in the 20th century and depict scenes from the life of Saint Anthony.

Igreja dos Congregados, Porto, Portugal


Close to the church is an equestrian statue of Dom Pedro IV.

Access - Getting There

Igreja dos Congregados
Rua Sa da Bandeira, 11
Porto 4000-433
Portugal
Tel: 022 200 2948

Igreja dos Congregados, Porto

The interior of the church

Rich ornamentation within the church


Igreja dos Congregados


Other Churches in Portugal

Igreja da Misericórdia de Chaves

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Hotel Avenida Viseu

Hotel Avenida Viseu

The Hotel Avenida (Book this hotel with Booking.com) in Viseu is a delight for fans of old-style elegance. Centrally located just off the main Rossio square adjacent to the Camera Municipal, the Hotel Avenida has charming rooms and some lovely lounge spaces to relax and read.

Hotel Avenida Viseu Portugal

The harlequin-tiled bathrooms are a lovely touch for a hotel which also incorporates WiFi connection in all its rooms and an adequate continental breakfast.

Hotel Avenida Viseu

The Hotel Avenida is close to many of Viseu's attractions including the Museu Almeida Moreira, the Parque Aquilino Ribeiro and the bus station, with buses to Guarda and Porto.

Hotel Avenida Viseu

There's a supermarket almost next door and some attractive bars on Rua Miguel Bombarda.

Access - Getting There

Hotel Avenida (Book this hotel with Booking.com)
Av. Alberto Sampaio, Nº 1, 3510-030
Viseu

Another good place to stay in Viseu is the Casa da Se.

Hotel Avenida Viseu, Portugal

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Castelo do Queijo

Castelo do Queijo (Cheese Castle), Porto

The Castelo do Queijo (Cheese Castle) is a noted landmark in Foz do Douro, an upmarket suburb on the Atlantic Ocean, west of Porto.

Castelo do Queijo, Foz do Douro, Porto
Cheese Castle dates from 1661

History

The fortress is so-called as the rocks it was built on supposedly resemble cheese. The castle was designed by Miguel l'Ecole and completed in 1661.

Inside is a museum (admission charge) dedicated to Portugal's commandos. The exhibits, maps, regimental insignia, weapons and photographs are mainly from the conflicts in Portugal's former colonies in Africa - Angola and Mozambique.

Castelo do Queijo Museum, Porto
Weapons and other exhibits in the castle's small museum

Access - Getting There

A number of buses run out to the roundabout in front of the castle, Praça Gonçalves Zarco, including numbers #500 and #502.

Castelo do Queijo
Praça de Gonçalves Zarco
4100-274 Porto

Open Tuesday - Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.

Castelo do Queijo, Foz do Douro
Cannon on the ramparts
Museums in Portugal

Museu dos Fósforos (Matchbox Museum)

Portugal dos Pequenitos

Museu de Cidade


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