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Rua das Flores, Porto

The Rua das Flores in Porto was laid out in the early 16th century on land owned by the Bishop of Porto. By the 19th century, the street had some of the city's most expensive shops including goldsmiths.

Rua das Flores, Porto
Rua das Flores, Porto


Nowadays the street is lined with chic cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops and hip boutiques running down to the Igreja da Misericórdia, the Museu da Misericórdia do Porto, and the Largo São Domingos from just across the road from São Bento Station.

The street is pedestrianized and is usually thronged with tourists in the summer season. This is turn attracts musicians and street artists to entertain the crowds.

Some of the elegant buildings on the street once belonged to the aristocracy and wealthy merchants and date from the 17th-19th centuries.

Shop on the pedestrianized Rua das Flores
Strolling the Rua das Flores

Note the fine wrought-iron balconies and tile work on some of the buildings.


If you wish to stay on or near to this trendy thoroughfare try the recommended Casa dos Lóios Boutique Guesthouse or Myo Design House. Both are within renovated, historic houses with modern facilities.

Flores Boutique Hotel & Spa is a four-star hotel on the street complete with a wellness center, roof terrace and indoor pool.

Shop on the pedestrianized Rua das Flores
Shop on the pedestrianized Rua das Flores

Museu da Misericórdia do Porto
Museu da Misericórdia do Porto

Hotels in Porto & Northern Portugal

Portugal offers a range of accommodation options from five-star, luxury hotels and spa resorts to more homely and economical residencial and guesthouses. See some recommendations of places to stay below.

Hotel Internacional

VIP Executive Entrecampos

Basic Braga By Axis

More on Porto

Armazem Antique Bar

Cafe Majestic

Hospital de Santo António

Igreja da Santíssima Trindade

Palácio da Justiça

Porto Sightseeing Buses

Porto Tuk Tuk Tours

Segway Tours

Wellington Statue

Author J K Rowling took some of her inspiration for Harry Potter from the Majestic.
Author J K Rowling took some of her inspiration for Harry Potter from the Majestic Cafe in the city


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