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Crowne Plaza Porto

Explore Porto

Crowne Plaza Porto is located in the Boavista district, a very pleasant mixture of high-end residential neighborhoods and business areas, with shopping areas and restaurants.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Casa da Musica

Av. da Boavista, 604-610, Porto, 4149 071

The first building built in Portugal exclusively devoted to public presentations of different kinds of music. It is associated to the great concert halls of the world, presenting an acoustics with values “above the best”. A project of the renowned architect Rem Kholhaas.

Serralves Contemporary Art Museum and Park

Rua D. João de Castro, 210, Porto, 4150 417

The largest cultural centre in the North of Portugal. A plan of the architect Siza Vieira is the first project of this kind. The Serralves Museum is the foremost museum for contemporary art in Portugal, uniquely located in the grounds of the Serralves Estate, which also comprises a Park and a Villa

Porto Wine Cellars

River bank of Vila Nova de Gaia The privileged place to taste the precious nectar. Located in Vila Nova de Gaia. Calém, Taylor’s, Sandeman and Burmester are one of the most important wine cellars.

Palacio da Bolsa

Rua Ferreira Borges, Porto, 4050 253

Palácio da Bolsa evokes a glorious past, immortalized in artistic and symbolic value. It is the spitting image of its own character, which makes it one of the most noteworthy monuments of the 19th Centrury architecture in Porto and a mandatory stop for all those who visit the mui noble unconquered city.Its one hundred and seventy five years of history go back to the famous siege of Porto.

Lello Book Shop

Rua das Carmelitas, 144, Porto, 4100

Lonely Planet considered Lello & Irmão Bookstore as the third most beautiful library in the world. The store has an excellent neo gothic facade, where you can see two figures painted by Jose Bielman, representing the Science and the Art. This facade is only surpassed by its stunning interior, designed by Xavier Esteves. The building was inaugurated on January 13th, 1906, in an important social event for both Portuguese and Brazilian societies, attended by famous people from different spheres.

Majestic Caffee

Rua Santa Catarina, 112, Porto, 4000 442

Splendor of the Belle Epoque. On the 17th December 1921, an establishment called Elite caffe opened for business in Porto. It was located in Santa Catarina street, a pedestrian walkway for shopping and for the finest members of society, then and now. The caffee enlightened the street with its Art Nouveau decoration, by architect Joao Queiroz.

Local Tips

Must See

While visiting the city, you must visit Casa da Musica, an architectural masterwork by Rem Koolhaas located just 10 minutes walking from the hotel. Close by, you also can find the Contemporary Serralves Art Museum, surrounded by a magnificent park. In the hearth of the city, take a walk on the atmospheric, colorful, World Heritage riverfront medieval district, named as Ribeira.

What's New

Do not miss the opportunity to experience the Harry Potter Tour - before becoming famous, J.K. Rowling lived and worked in Porto for 2 years. Discover the influences of the City in the famous saga. If you want to experience the real Northern Portuguese culture, you must visit Boeira Park and enjoy the local wines, gastronomy and handicrafts.


Explore our prime location near the subway to get connected into the City and do not miss the world renowned Lello book store with a historic space with a Neo-Gothic interior featuring a grand staircase. Enjoy a perfect sunny break in Majestic Café, a classic European Art Nouveau café and a City landmark. Do not lose the opportunity to take a cruise or a tour down the World Heritage Douro Valley.

Must Do

You must not miss the Port Wine Cellars experience, where you have the chance to learn about the history and secrets behind the famous wine accompanied by a wine taste. Just 1h from the city, the Douro Valley is a must do visit – experience the harvest process and iconic century farm houses. To reach it, take the fabulous boat cruise or the historical train tour.

Don't Go Home Without

Before travelling home do buy a bottle of Port Vintage wine and taste the famous Francesinha, a traditional Porto delicacy composed of bread, ham, sausage and stake covered with melted cheese and hot tomato and beer sauce served with French fries.