Baixa do Porto

Downtown Porto, with streets almost entirely dedicated to commerce, is an authentic open-air shopping center. The center of all this excitement is Rua de Santa Catarina, every day invaded by a sea of people, looking for something to buy or just to walk around. It is in Baixa (Downtown) that you can also find the oldest and most typical cafés and pastry shops in Porto, which were once the scene of lively gatherings. Café Majestic, Confeitaria Ateneia and Café A Brasileira are a good example. With the day almost over and the shops closed, the entertainment moves to the theaters and concert halls that exist in the vicinity, such as Teatro Rivoli, Coliseu do Porto or Teatro Nacional de São João or Batalha.


Rua de Santa Catarina


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Outdoor activities near Baixa do Porto

Caminhos do Romântico

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Ciclovia da Foz do Porto

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Conjunto de imóveis na Rua do Passeio Alegre

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Escadaria da Rua da Madeira

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