Accommodation rating: Superior
The Pousada do Porto, Freixo Palace Hotel opened in October 2009 and is the first Portuguese Pousada in the city of Porto. Situated just a few kilometres from Guimarães, which was European Culture Capital in 2012, the Freixo Palace is a beautiful example of Portuguese civil baroque architecture. Classified as a National Monument since 1910, the transformation from a palace into a hotel was carefully overseen by architect David Sinclair and decorated by architect James Mitchell. Characterised by its sumptuous 18th-century architecture, the building was originally designed by the celebrated Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni. Nicolau Nasoni was one of the most significant architects of Porto, making an important contribution to the city's historic heritage, including the Tower of the Clergy, ex-libris of the city. At the time of construction, the Tower of the Clergy was considered to be the highest building in Portugal, standing at 75 metres high.
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