Porto Accommodations in City Centre
Oporto accommodation. Best overnight accommodations in downtown Porto Portugal. Find low cost deals and last minute offers for the best hotels, cheap hostels, charming b&b's and self catering rentals.
Porto City Centre is one of the oldest in Europe, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The city centre or downtown is formed by the Baixa and Sao Nicholau (Ribeira riverfront) districts.
Many great value accommodation can be found within easy walking distance of the heart of Old Porto in Portugal. Hotels, hostels, and b&b's offering good value accommodation near many of the city's attractions, shops and landmarks. Hotels are set in historical buildings, some offer panoramic views and a restaurant serving traditional Portuguese cuisine.
Porto City Centre in Portugal
The city centre of Oporto is full of beautiful old buildings. Avenida dos Aliados is generally regarded as the Porto downtown city centre and dominated by the town hall (Camara Municipal). The area is rich with tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants.
The dowtown city centre area is called Baixa. It's a lively area with many merchant shops and cafes located in the pedestrian friendly streets, which are closed to automobile traffic. The main street in downtown Baixa is Rua Agusta, which leads to the Santa Justa Elevator. The elevator connects downtown with the uphill Carmo Square.
Porto’s historic centre is the Ribeira district, a Unesco World Heritage located along the riverfront of Porto. The Ribeira district was originally the centre of commerce for the city of Oporto. Big sail ships were docking and unloading at the Cais da Ribeira. The Ribeira district is centred on the Praca da Ribeira, a sloping square with pavement bars and flanked by colourful 4 or 5 storey blocks with washing permanently hanging from the balconies. It's a popular area for nightlife with plenty of small bars, cafés and night clubs. It's an exellent area to find a place to stay.
Main squares located in Porto City Centre, Portugal
Praça da Ribeira or Ribeira Square -- famous city centre square in the historical Ribeira quarter of Porto in Portugal, designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It's a favourite spot for tourists, and surrounded by cafes, restaurants and several excellent hotels and holiday rentals like the Pestana Porto Hotel and Porto Sense (apartments and studios).
Praça da Batalha or Batalha Square -- historical square in downtown Porto and a popular touristic spot with monuments, cafés and hotels.
Praça da Liberdade or Liberdade Square -- important tourist spot of the city located in Santo Ildefonso parish, in the Baixa area. The plaza is bordered by banks, hotels, restaurants and offices. In the middle of the square stands a monument dedicated to King Peter IV.
Praça de Mouzinho de Albuquerque or Rotunda da Boavista -- large roundabout in the Boavista district with in the middle a column named Monumento aos Heróis da Guerra Peninsular. Set on the square is also the Casa da Música, Porto's modern opera house.
Inexpensive overnight stay
Grande Hotel do Porto - ( Hotel in downtown old city centre of Porto Portugal )
The Grande Hotel do Porto is located downtown, right at the city centre, where it enables its guests to immediately taste Porto’s culture.
Hotel Tryp Porto Centro - ( Hotel located in downtown central city centre Porto )
The hotel is located in the city centre of Oporto, which is considered part of the World Heritage of Unesco.
Grande Hotel de Paris Residencial - ( Hotel situated in city centre of Porto )
The Grande Hotel de Paris is situated in the centre of Porto, which is part of the World Heritage. It is near the Sao Bento railway station, the Clérigos church and tower, and the Ribeira.