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.
Palácio do Freixo - Ruina e Regeneração
From 9/18/2014 to 2/27/2015
Evocative exhibition of 120 years of the birth of Florbela Espanca
From 10/8/2014 to 12/31/2014
Date of the Building:
Eighteenth Century Palace
Baroque style, with Portuguese influences and personal traits of Nasoni
Architect Nasoni, this symbolic palace was erected by D. Jerónimo de Távora e Noronha, Dean of the Sé do Porto (Porto Cathedral).
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.
Certificate of Exellence 2013
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Porto won the competition of Best European Destination 2014 promoted by the European Consumers Choice.