Pousada do Porto, Freixo Palace Hotel

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Best Rate From
128
160
Terms and conditions apply
Best Rate From
128
160
Terms and conditions apply
Best Rate From
128
160
Terms and conditions apply
Best Rate From
128
160
Terms and conditions apply
Best Rate From
128
160
Terms and conditions apply
Best Rate From
128
160
Terms and conditions apply
Best Rate From
128
160
Terms and conditions apply

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A Monument Hotel Pousada do Porto, Freixo Palace Hotel
A Monument Hotel
The Freixo Palace, built in 1742, is a beautiful example of a Portuguese Baroque Civil monument. With authoring of the project by the known architect Nasoni, this symbolic palace was erected by D. Jerónimo de Távora e Noronha, Dean of the Sé do Porto (Porto Cathedral). Later the building and its gardens were sold to the Harmony Company which installed a mill that was expanded in the 50s and 60s.
In a Palace classified as a National Monument
The Pousada do Porto, Freixo Palace Hotel, opened in October 2009 and is the first Portuguese Pousada in the Oporto city.
 
The adaptation of the Pousada do Porto, inserted in a palace which has been classified as a National Monument since 1910, was by architect David Sinclair and decorated by architect James Mitchell. The building is located on the banks of the Douro River, named after the famous Wine Region in Portugal, which dates back to Roman times.
 
Situated just a few kilometres from Guimarães, the European Culture Capital 2012, the Freixo Palace is a beautiful example of Portuguese civil baroque.
 
Characterised by its sumptuous eighteenth century construction, the work originally was authorised by the celebrated Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni. Nicolau Nasoni was one of the most significant architects of the Oporto city with an important contribution to the Historic Heritage where attention is also given to the Tower of the Clergy, ex-libris of the city. At the time of construction the Tower of the Clergy was considered to be the highest building in Portugal standing at 75 metres high.
This typical palace was ordered built by the Dean of the Cathedral of Oporto, D. Jerónimo de Távora e Noronha – a wealthy lord within Douro and Minho and responsible for bringing the famous Italian architect to Oporto.
Later the building and its gardens were sold to the Harmony Company who then installed a mill which was extended in the 50s and 60s.
 
The Pousada do Porto consists of 2 separate buildings which are connected: that of the Palace where you can find the restaurant, the bar, the lounges and the meeting rooms, and the old Harmony mill factory which has 87 comfortable rooms some of which come with a magnificent view of the Douro River.
 
This hotel in Oporto has on offer in its establishment, a modern Spa where you can relax in the Turkish baths, the heated indoor pool and sauna, as well as being able to book massages.
 
Inside the Palace you will find the restaurants, which surpass in excellence and that salute the Portuguese cuisine with small contemporary shades which alter seasonally. The lounges and the bar are also areas of comfort and wellbeing.
 
Outside you can find the gardens with its main feature being the pool and the old pontoon, an irresistible lure to pass the end of the day reinvigorating. The direct access to the river and the long path along the marginal allows the guests easy exploration of the area around the riverside. Enjoy the transfer service to the city and book your transfer at the reception with departures from the Pousada do Porto to the City Centre (Avenida dos Aliados) and vice versa.
 
The Pousada do Porto is around 2 km from the Campanhã railway station and the Oporto airport is 20 minutes by car, also there is free parking at the Pousada.
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Event Guide

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  • Porto
  • Palácio do Freixo - Ruina e Regeneração
  • From 9/18/2014 to 2/27/2015
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  • Evocative exhibition of 120 years of the birth of Florbela Espanca
  • From 10/8/2014 to 12/31/2014
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Curiosities
Date of the Building:
Eighteenth Century Palace
Architectural Characteristics:
Baroque style, with Portuguese influences and personal traits of Nasoni
Historical People:
Architect Nasoni, this symbolic palace was erected by D. Jerónimo de Távora e Noronha, Dean of the Sé do Porto (Porto Cathedral).
Architect:
David Sinclair
Attractions of the Pousada:
The Freixo Palace has been classified a National Monument since 1910; Contemporary furnishings with pieces from various museums of the city of Porto.
Lighthouse of Foz do Douro:
The Lighthouse of Foz do Douro was elected photo of the day by the National Geographic.
Contacts
Estrada Nacional 108
4300 Campanhã - Porto
Reservations: + (351) 210 401 714 // General + (351) 225 311 000
(+351) 225 301 151
Location
Nearest airport
Oporto - 18 km; 12 miles
Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (WGS84) Latitude: 41.142850 Longitude: -8.574583
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds Latitude: N41 08 34 Longitude: W8 34 28
GPS Latitude: N 41 08.571 Longitude: W 8 34.475
UTM Quadrant: 29N X: 535701 Y: 4554702
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Free internet access, Turkish bath, Gym, Table games, Outdoor pool, Heated indoor pool, Massage lounges, Sauna, Spa
The hire of luxury boats for boat trips with crew, on the coast and the Rio Douro, Bike tour & Segway tour, Casino, Shopping, Rio Douro cruises, Golf, Electric car tours from Ribeira to Foz, Helicopter ride, Bike rides, Jet Boat River Safari Tours, Thematic routes, Sightseeing Tour, Visits to museums and cultural centres, Visits to the Port Wine cellars
Free Premium Internet access, Business Center, Safe at reception, Smoke alarms, Laundry, Reception 24h, Room service, Sprinklers in the public areas, Multilingual staff, Mode of payment accepted: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, ATM, Free transfer to the city center
Reviews
If ever back in Porto, this will be my place to stay.
on TripAdvisor
Awards
freixo pousada awards
Certificate of Exellence 2013
We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

Porto won the competition of Best European Destination 2014 promoted by the European Consumers Choice.