Rua Santa Catarina - Porto

Rua Santa Catarina - Porto

Rua Santa Catarina is Porto's main shopping street. situated on this long, straight pedestrianised street are all the big high street names like Body Shop, Fnac, Zara and Adidas. It is also home to the Via Catarina shopping mall which contains plenty of other big brands. As you can see Rua Santa Catarina gets pretty busy on a Saturday afternoon.

The street isn't just shops; it is home to what is possibly Porto's most famous cafe, the belle epoch styled Cafe Majestic. There's also the wonderful little azulejo-clad Capela das Almas around halfway along the pedestrianised section.


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