Santa Catarina Street
Santa Catarina Street, with a length of 1,500 meters, is known as the commercial artery of the city. In particular its pedestrianized section, which has a bit of everything from fashion and footwear stores to restaurants and cafes, you can also expect to see gourmet products and even tattoo studios. It was planned by the Almada brothers who were visionaries and had the ambitious plans to redevelope area in the second half of the eighteenth century.
The street was then extended to the Alameda da Aguardente, today's Marquês de Pombal Square. Pay attention to the imposing facade of Art Nouveau style. A prime example is the Majestic Café, founded in 1921. In close proximity, it's worth venturing to the Galeries Palladium building, at the intersection with Rua de Passos Manuel - here you can see a clock with figures that exit the clock.These figues are: S. João, Infant D. Henrique, Almeida Garrett and Camilo Castelo Branco. Also in this area is the Grande Hotel do Porto - opened in 1880, it is the oldest operating hotel in the city.