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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
Tours to Rua Santa Catarina
¥473 BOOK WITH VIATOR Porto: 3-Hour Food and Wine Tasting Tour - Guided Experience Porto: 3-Hour Food and Wine Tasting Tour - Guided Experience
Duration: 3 hours
¥266 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Electric Tuk Tuk Sightseeing Tour of Historic Porto Private Electric Tuk Tuk Sightseeing Tour of Historic Porto
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
¥1,318 BOOK WITH VIATOR All Day / Half Day Private Sidecar Tour All Day / Half Day Private Sidecar Tour
Duration: 6 hours
¥630 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full Coverage Porto Private City Tour Full Coverage Porto Private City Tour
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
¥533 BOOK WITH VIATOR Half Day Private Tour of Historic Porto and Afurada Beach Village on a Tuk Tuk Half Day Private Tour of Historic Porto and Afurada Beach Village on a Tuk Tuk
Duration: 3 hours
¥1,025 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Food/Wine Tour Porto Private Food/Wine Tour Porto
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
¥445 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour: Porto City and Wine Tasting Private Tour: Porto City and Wine Tasting
Duration: 6 hours
¥578 BOOK WITH VIATOR Cruise Shore Excursion - Private Tuk Tuk Tour to the Historic Center Cruise Shore Excursion - Private Tuk Tuk Tour to the Historic Center
Duration: 4 hours
¥200 BOOK WITH VIATOR GoCar GPS Guided Tours - The world’s first-ever Storytelling car. GoCar GPS Guided Tours - The world’s first-ever Storytelling car.
Duration: 1 to 7 hours
¥2,084 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private 4-hour city tour of Porto with driver and guide w/ Hotel pick up Private 4-hour city tour of Porto with driver and guide w/ Hotel pick up
Duration: 4 hours
Rua Santa Catarina reviews
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 »
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.
Plan your trip to Porto
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Porto
Shopping in Porto
Side trips from Porto
Historic Sites in Porto
Hidden gems in Porto
Nearby attractions in Porto
Trips in Rua Santa Catarina by other users
53 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Porto Coimbra Obidos 11 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM BRAZIL Funchal Porto Tomar 31 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM GHANA Lisbon Albufeira Porto 30 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA Porto Tavira Lagos 11 days in Northern Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Porto Sabrosa 15 days in Athens & Porto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Athens Porto