Porto e Norte Region

Mercado do Bom Sucesso in Porto set to open doors in April 2013

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 00:00

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The Mercado do Bom Sucesso redevelopment project, an investment of 12 million euros, will create a new market concept in Portugal with a Musica hotel. This 4-star hotel will have 85 rooms, with the sale of fresh food. With an innovative concept in line with the urban markets of Sao Miguel in Madrid, there will be a section devoted to fresh produce (fish, fruit, flowers and spices) and other points of sale of products that serve gourmet tapas, snacks and beverages and six fashion stores.


Network of traditional taverns of the Alto Tamega and Barroso

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 00:00

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The Network of Tabernas of the Alto Tamega is growing. Currently, there are more than a dozen spaces where traditional, starting with the food, is the watchword. But the Association for the Development of High Tâmega, who promoted the project, wants to have more taverns to operate and boost the local economy. These spaces have also been constituted as cornerstones for promoting tourism in the region. Indeed, one of the promoters of requisites taverns is "thorough knowledge" of the area and the region where they live in order to be able to give adequate information about the tourist attractions that guests can visit. The idea is that agents are proactive and cultural heritage of the region. Typically, groups are welcome, especially in the area of ​​Porto and Minho. Some travel all the locations which are part of the network. For now, there are 11, but the idea is that there will be about two dozen.




Viana do Castelo will have a "chocolate hotel"

Thursday, 17 January 2013 20:38

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The former Avianense chocolate factory, founded in Viana do Castelo, and almost a century ago will be transformed into a hotel with 18 rooms, and an interpretive center dedicated to chocolate in 2013. The aim is to include a hotel, restaurant and Interpretation Centre of Chocolate into the old factory for one million euros. According to the city, the concept will be a "chocolate themed hotel." Besides accommodation, with 18 rooms, the project will preserve the historic facade of the main building and will also have a restaurant area with a capacity for 50 people.

Joana, the cook-ready-to-wear

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 00:00

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The world has lost a marketer, but won a tour guide and a wonderful cook. Joana Vieira, 36, invented a new profession and it is difficult to find a word to summarize or describe the craft. She takes guests on custom sightseeing tours in Porto and serves them picnics on magical places, like the balcony on the Douro. This work is actually a fusion of two jobs that Joana, a married mother of a 4-year-old girl, has created for herself when she lost her job in marketing forever. In the Porto á Porter (portoaporter.com) Joanna is building a tailored route, accompanying guests on a specific tour or even taking them to picnics with a view of the landscape. The other side of it is called DaJoana (and is on Facebook) and is custom catering with home delivery, which fits everything from gatherings with a few or many people, meals ready to freeze or daily menus.


Gaia-Porto Hostel opens in Porto

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 00:00

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Gaia-Porto Hostel is located in a privileged zone of the Historical Center of the City of Gaia, exactly in front of the magnificent City of Porto, separated only by the Douro River. The perfect location and wide range of services guarantee a fantastic stay, with high quality service and affordable prices right in the heart of Porto/Gaia. Gaia-Porto Hostel is located in the Historic Center of the City of Gaia, exactly in front of the magnificent City of the Porto, separated only by the Douro River and joined by five bridges, crossed by several ways of transport (metro, bus, train, or by foot).

The house was built in the middle of the last century, and was totally rehabilitated with the purpose to give the best response to the necessities of the guests, creating a familiar environment. The city center is easily accessible by a 20 minute bus ride. The house is encircled by the Port Wine Cellars, where you can taste the real Port Wine, find the best units of this famous wine. A partnership with the hostel ensures organized guided visits at the best prices. The house has different types of rooms. Choose between shared rooms, with four to six double beds, or our double rooms, one of that is a suite, available for couples with more privacy. All the rooms connect to one garden interior balcony. Each room has a different name related to important monuments and festivities of the two cities (Gaia and Oporto), such as: S. João Dormitory; D. Luis Bridge Dormitory; Serra do Pilar(Monastery) Double Room; Douro Suite.



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