If you’re coming to the next EuRA 2015 Conference in April, this year hosted in Porto, and haven´t yet booked your accomodation, this month’s article is for you as we’re focusing on where to stay. Hotels are available for all pockets, starting at the more palatial and luxurious Yeatman hotel, which sits overlooking the Douro from the Vila Nova de Gaia region on the south side of the river, to the Teatro for those who prefer to stay right in the heart of town, a more modern (and modestly priced) hotel that takes its design inspiration from the theatre that stood on the site in the 19th century. Going upscale again, there’s the five-star Infante Sagres, where the likes of Bob Dylan and the Dalai Lama have stayed. Lookout for more options in the links we provide below, although you might want to think of the distance to the venue for 2015 – the Porto Sheraton – just off Porto’s Avenida Boavista.
Don’t Forget to…
- Visit Casa do Infante, by Ribeira
- admire the old houses of Miragaia, very close to the Ribeira quay
- by day or by night, stroll through the Galeria de Paris and the adjacent streets, close to the Torre dos Clérigos
- pop up to Rua Miguel Bombarda for a taste of contemporary art and design
- stroll through the Parque da Cidade, down to the sea front
- enjoy the great beaches and café terraces at the mouth of the river Douro
- try a francesinha (a sandwich with cured ham, sausage, and steak covered in molten cheese and a hot tomato and beer sauce), one of Porto’s specialities
- try some fresh fish or seafood, or some cod fishcakes
- get to know a little of the coast to the north or south of Porto
- explore Porto by night
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