Rua Santa Catarina, Porto

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The largely pedestrian Rua Santa Catarina features shopping venues, such as Zara and H&M, numerous cafes, and attractive squares and churches. Snap photos of this hilly cobblestone street lined with traditional buildings and modern boutiques, or blend into the atmosphere of lively shoppers, coffee drinkers, and street performers. Take the opportunity to visit the mall at the central part of the street, which has restaurants built in the style of typical Portuguese houses. The famous historical Cafe Majestic is located here as well. Note that most shops are closed on Sundays. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Rua Santa Catarina by using our Porto road trip planner.
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  • We came here several times during our long stay and always enjoyed the lively atmosphere, especially in the pedestrian area. Lots of shopping, historic sites, places to eat. It's just the heart of.....  more
    We came here several times during our long stay and always enjoyed the lively atmosphere, especially in the pedestrian area. Lots of shopping, historic sites, places to eat. It's just the heart of.....  more »
  • This street is the main shopping street with lots of the big names having a shop here, plus there is a mall part way down with several grouped together, not to forget the small souvenir stores, nice.....  more
    This street is the main shopping street with lots of the big names having a shop here, plus there is a mall part way down with several grouped together, not to forget the small souvenir stores, nice.....  more »
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  • One of the best areas in Porto for cafes, ice cream, shopping, and watching street performers. These area is always crowded and it’s a great place to people watch. I wouldn’t recommend driving here. You can take the train here. There are different art installations throughout the year.
  • One of restricted street access for vehicles in Porto. This store is for walking only. Only authorized vehicles can pass through the street. Pros: 1. It is easy to reach by Google Maps. 2. The street is quite long for walking. 3. Many businesses are open along the street. You can find famous company or brand here: Berskha, Zara, Tezenis, Salsa, Calzedonia, Marcolino, Parfois, adidas, fnac, and many others. 4. This street has some restaurants and cafes to enjoy the day. You can have breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner here. Some has affordable price. You can have Portuguese Natas, ice cream, waffle, pancakes, and many others desserts available. 5. You can find 2 shopping malls in this road. The first one is Via Catarina Shopping and La Vie Shopping Porto (which is in other street but very close). 6. Some musicians will perform live music for free for the pedestrians almost in all weeks if the weather is good. 7. It is free to enter to the street and walk. 8. If you search gor fast food restaurant, you can enter via Catarina Shopping. There is MCD in the food court. 9. The municipal provides many dustbins to throw trash. 10. The cleaner keeps the street clean. 11. In the cold weather, you can buy Castanha for €2.50 12. Some benches are very for sitting if we are tired of walking. 13. The municipal will put some decorations on the street in the summer and Christmas season. It makes the road more beautiful. Cons: 1. The new rules is more complicated to deliver things in the morning before 11 AM. We must verify in each portal. Before was better, because it will automatically closed after 11AM. I hope this system can be easier to do. Not all people has internet in their phone to log in and do pre-registration.

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