Porto is one of the oldest tourist destinations in Europe. The richness of its monumental and artistic heritage, Port wine, squares and cultural life are just some of the reasons to visit this city. Porto has a special charm, it is an authentic city, modern and ancient at the same time. In 1996, Porto’s historic center was classified by UNESCO as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Going out to discover Porto is to bump into surprise after surprise. While keeping its warm and conservative nature, the city is both contemporary and creative. This can be felt in its streets, in its monuments, but above all in its people.
Several events animates the annual calendars with many cultural and sports initiatives, culminating in “São João”, night of 23rd to 24th June, a very particular party that fills the streets of the city with excitement and joy.
The “cidade invicta” (unconquered city) has an historical relationship with the Douro River and the production of Port Wine. By night, it becomes a new and different city, with varied entertainment opportunities.
Douro river view from Passeio das Virtudes, Porto
THE MERMAID STUDIO
The House of the Mermaids is the result of a celebration of the 18th century historical building with the same name “Palace of the Mermaids”, both located at the end of Rua da Bandeirinha (Little flag street), former Monte dos Judeus (Mount of the Jews).
This Palace has been part of Porto, it’s Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 1996 and owes its name to the two exotic and gigantic mermaids that flank the main entrance.
In front of the house a pyramid served as a support to the Bandeirinha da Saúde (roughly translated: health little flag), which marked the limit of the docking ships in times of plague.
The peculiar location of this palace becomes almost of obligatory passage for those who appreciate the corners of this hidden Port, that, of any place, it surprise us with Douro dark colors and the house cascades that populates its banks.
WHAT YOU CAN FIND
Thinking of your well-being
IN THE HEART OF PORTO
Douro river and Gaia view from Mermaid Studio Street
MARQUE A SUA RESERVA CONNOSCO ATRAVÉS DO NOSSO FORMULÁRIO
OU OUTRO DOS NOSSOS CONTACTOS
Rua do Monte dos Judeus, No. 92
DMS format - 41°8’40,4”N , 8°3’18,4”W
DDD format - 41.144556, -8.621778
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