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Intercontinental Porto

Porto, Portugal

At a Glance

  • Housed in an 18th-century palace with plenty of character

  • Decorated in a neoclassical style, the Intercontinental Porto has an elegant atmosphere

  • Enjoy delicious, seasonal Portuguese cuisine in the Astoria Restaurant

  • The central location offers easy access to many of Porto's landmarks

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Porto and the Douro Valley can be visited year-round, however the best times to travel are spring, early summer and autumn. During these times the weather is pleasant, however in July and August temperatures can reach up to 45°C. In the winter, temperatures drop and it can be rainy, particularly in November, December and January.

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Insider's View

If you'd like to enjoy the traditional Portuguese art of Fado, the bar at the Intercontinental Porto puts on a show on Thursday and Saturday nights.

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Description

Housed in a historic palace dating back to the 18th century, the Intercontinental Porto boasts a unique character alongside its luxurious rooms. Overlooking Liberdade Square, the Intercontinental is within easy reach of many of the city's landmarks.

Located in the heart of Porto, the Intercontinental Porto is ideally located for exploring the city, within just a few minutes' walk of historical landmarks including the Clerigos Tower and famous sights such as the Lello Bookshop.

The rooms and suites at the Intercontinental Porto are decorated in a classic, elegant style, offering views across a tranquil courtyard garden, the rooftops of Porto or Liberdade Square. This former palace has been lovingly restored, incorporating traditional design elements alongside contemporary touches to create a truly unique character.

The Intercontinental Porto's Astoria Restaurant is housed in an elegant space, serving a menu of traditional Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine with an international influence. Using seasonal ingredients, the dishes served at Astoria Restaurant offer a taste of local gastronomy and during the summer months can be enjoyed on the terrace. Cardosas Bar is the Intercontinental Porto's spot for cocktails and local port wine, and guests can also enjoy afternoon tea with a view of the city.

For guests looking to relax during their stay, the Intercontinental Porto has its own wellness centre, offering a sauna and rejuvenating spa treatments, ideal for unwinding after a day exploring the city.

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Accommodation

The rooms and suites at the Intercontinental Porto are decorated in a classic, luxurious style with contemporary touches. Rooms offer views of the patio garden, Liberdade Square or the rooftops of Porto.

Childcare

Children are welcome at the Intercontinental Porto and babysitting can be arranged on request, however there are no other specific childcare facilities.

Facilities

Astoria Restaurant serves a menu of Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine incorporating international influences. The contemporary dishes make full use of local, seasonal ingredients and guests are able to dine al fresco on the terrace during the summer months. Cardosas Bar is an elegant spot offering a selection of delicious cocktails, port wines and afternoon tea.

Activities

The wellness centre at the Intercontinental Porto is the ideal place to unwind after a day spent exploring the city, with a sauna and spa treatments available.

Experiences

  • Discover Aveiro and Coimbra

    Venture south of Porto, travelling along the coast to the enchanting town of Aveiro. Here you'll admire the picturesque canals before continuing south to Coimbra, the charming, medieval capital of Portugal and an ancient university town.

  • Porto's traditions - a foodie walking tour

    Discover Porto's delicious specialities as you explore this beautiful city. Visit bakeries, markets and cafes with your private guide, sampling local favourites on the way.

  • Walking tour of Porto

    Soak up the culture and vibrant atmosphere of Porto as you explore the city on foot with your private guide. Wind your way through Porto's historical centre to admire its picturesque architecture and get under the skin of the city.

Location & directions

Porto, Portugal

Intercontinental Porto is located in the centre of Porto, in the historic heart of the city.

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