Welcome To Porto
Welcome to the Intercontinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas. Our concierge team is pleased to show you everything Porto has to offer. From it's best restaurants to bars, shopping areas, wines tastings, and museums. There has never been a better time to experience Oporto.
InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas A SENSE OF HERITAGE & AUTHENTICITY IN THE HEART OF THE CITY. Located in a newly renovated palace dating from the end of the 18th century, overlooking the imposing Avenida dos Aliados and at a walking distance from all the major cultural highlights such as the Bolhão Market, Ribeira District or the Clérigos Church the Palacio das Cardosas is the ideal place for those looking to meet the city's true essence.
Start your day with a cup of coffee at the Majestic Cafe terrace. More than just a Cafe, the Majestic tells the history of Porto of the 1920, the Belle Epoque. Then walk down to Ribeira, one of the oldest and more typical neighbourhoods by the river Douro. On the way, visit the Palacio da Bolsa, and its magnificent Arab room and the Casa do Infante where it is believed that Henry the Navigator was born in 1394. Walk alongside the river and cross the Luiz I bridge to the other side, to Gaia, where most of the famous Portwine brands still have their cellars. All of them welcome visitors for guided tours and wine tastings. Have lunch at one of the many restaurants and enjoy the magnificent view overlooking Porto.
If you enjoy modern architecture and art, don't miss the Serralves Museum,designed by the Pritzker prize winner Siza Vieira where, besides the contemporary art exhibitions, you can explore its magnificent gardens. Have a break at the tea house by the old tennis court. Alternatively you can walk through the R. Miguel Bombarda, the art galleries street where you can also find all kinds of new age shops, restaurants, etc. Stop at Rota do Cha for a nice cup of tea and scones.
The perfect ending for your day would be a dinner at one of Porto's most trendy restaurants, Shis, not only the food but also its magnificent situation literally built on the rocks on the beach in Foz make it a mandatory visit. Also if you are a fan of good fish, ask our staff for a nice restaurant in Matosinhos, the old fisherman's town. We hope we can be of some help to you to try to make your stay with us unforgettable.
Port Wine & The Douro Region
Established in 1756, the port wine producing Douro region is the third oldest protected wine region in the world after the Tokaj-Hegyalja region in Hungary, established in 1730, and Chianti, in 1716. Its unique climate and soil is one of the secrets behind its one of a kind flavour.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Porto The City That Gave Portugal Its Name
Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European cities, and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin for the name Portugal, based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. In Portuguese the name of the city is spelled with a definite article as o Porto in English the port. Consequently, its English name evolved from a misinterpretation of the oral pronunciation and referred to as Oporto in modern literature and by many speakers.
WHAT TO PACK
From October Onwards
If you come and visit us during Autumn or Winter be sure not to forget an umbrella when you pack and also, bring a warm sweater as Porto can be very windy and humid during winter season.
- Praça Da Liberdade, 25
- Porto , 4000-322
- Front Desk +351-22-0035600
Distance 16 KM / 9.94 MI SOUTH to Hotel
Follow the A28 towards Matosinhos Porto A1 Lisboa continue until you find the Avenida da Boavista then go to Sidonio Pais street and follow the signs saying CENTRO the hotel is located in a big avenue on the opposite side of to the city hall just in front of a big statue.
Vigo Airport (VGO)
Distance 153 KM / 95.07 MI NORTH to Hotel
Follow the highway that leads you towards Ourense / TUI / Bayonne, take the A55 until Tui Sur so you can enter Portugal, follow A20 towards Porto and get out at the Antas exit follow the signs saying CENTRO. The Hotel is located on the opposite side of the city hall, just in front of a big statue.
Lisbon Airport (LIS)
Distance 268 KM / 166.53 MI SOUTH to Hotel
Time by train: 03h22
Follow all signs leading you to the A1 highway, then you will have to drive towards the North of Portugal take all directions leading to North / PORTO when you will be reaching porto go towards the Arrabida bridge or the Freixo bridge and just follow all signs saying CENTRO
Station Name: Estacao Sao Bento
Distance 0.5 KM / 0.31 MI WEST to Hotel
Subway Name: Sao Bento
Distance 0.3 KM / 0.19 MI EAST to Hotel
Take A28 direction to Matosinhos Porto A1, continue by Associacao Industrial Portuense then Avenida da Boavista, from Avenida da Boavista you will find City Centre signals. Take the Aliados direction, when you'll see a big white building you have arrived to the Hotel. Is right in the main square.
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