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Porto Events

Corrida de São Silvestre (St Silvestre Road Race)

Inspired by a similar event in Brazil, this race starts and finishes on Avenue dos Aliados.

Date: 13 March 2022 - 13 March 2022
Venue: Avenue dos Aliados.

Free to spectate.


This event aims to broaden the influence of fantasy films.

Date: 01 April 2022 - 10 April 2022
Venue: Various.


São João Festival (St John Festival)

This event takes place on the evening of 23 June. Its highlights include bonfires, sardine barbeques, live music and people banging each other on the head with plastic hammers.

Date: 23 June 2022 - 23 June 2022
Venue: Various.

Maratona do Porto (Porto Marathon)

This event is open to all abilities – there are the primary 42k race, 10k family race, and 6k fun race, each catering to different sub-groups.

Date: 06 November 2022 - 06 November 2022

Free to spectate.

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Grande Hotel do Porto

The Grande Hotel do Porto was designed by the architect Silva Sardina and opened in 1880. The hotel has 99 rooms, and they all have air-conditioning, broadband Internet access and beautifully tiled bathrooms. The hotel, and particularly the restaurant, has a distinct old world charm and atmosphere. It is located on Porto's main shopping street in the city centre.

The Yeatman

Opened in 2010, the 82-room Yeatman is something of a new departure for hotels in Porto because it is situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the south side of the river. However, its location across the water affords excellent views of the old city. The emphasis is solidly on luxury, fine dining and high quality relaxation – there is an extensive spa area to complement the accommodation, and the rooftop swimming pool and terrace are perfect for sun lovers.

Hotel Nave

A basic, but comfortable, cheap hotel in Porto located not far from the Campanha railway station, Hotel Nave is a friendly, convenient place to stay in Porto. It has a restaurant and a bar with internet access points. All guest rooms have individual air conditioning with remote control.

Pestana Porto

One of the most popular boutique hotels in Porto, the Pestana Porto has a fantastic location down by the riverfront, overlooking the river and with a view across to the port wine cellars of Vila Gaia di Nova. There are 63 rooms, a restaurant offering a wide range of regional and national dishes and a bar with live music. The hotel also has several meeting and conference rooms. Bicycle hire is also available.

Quality Inn Porto

Centrally located on Batalha Square (Praça da Batalha), the Quality Inn Porto is convenient, with the river and all the main attractions within a few minutes' walk. All guest rooms have air-conditioning as well as internet contact points.

HF Ipanema Porto

A short walk from the city centre, and close to several leading attractions, the HF Ipanema Porto offers comfortable accommodation at a very reasonable price. The aim is to provide a relaxing environment; the bar is quiet and the restaurant offers a range of international cuisine.