Dated from 1742, Palácio do Freixo is one of the most beautiful monuments of Oporto (the capital of the north of Portugal).
In its baroque style, this wonderful Palace was projected by the famous architect Nicolau Nasoni –the most important baroque architect in Porto and North of Portugal. Nicolau Nasoni is responsible for the Oporto ex-libris – Torre dos Clérigos..
In 1850 the Palace was sold to Mr António Afonso Velado, one ofthe most rich merchant of the city, who was nominated by King D.Luis as Freixo`s Baron and Viscount.
Mrs Velado used the palace as his residence for years.
Later the building was sold to Companhia Harmonia, which has created a “moagem company”, side by side of the Palace.
The company was enlarged during the 50`s and 60`s.
Palácio do Freixo was classified as National Monument in 1910 and in 1986, the State acquired the palace to the Moagens Harmonia, which has installed a Professional training center.
Later the Mayor granted the Palace to Group Pestana, for the construction of the biggest Pousada de Portugal – Pousada do Freixo.
The Pousada do Freixo is composed by two buildings: the palace where the Public areas stands (restaurant, bar, living and meeting rooms) and which is connected to the ancient “Fábrica das Moagens Harmonia” (in which are located 87 fantastic Rooms with view to the river).
The Pousada has a total of 87 rooms:
30 Pousada rooms with Palace/ Garden view, 47 Superior Rooms with River/ Swimming Pool View, 9 Suites with River/ Swimming Pool View, 1 Special Suite with River/ Swimming Pool View.
Detail of the rich decorated walls and paintings at Pousada of Porto
When talking about Porto gastronomy we must mention the Porto Style Tripe, Porto's cod and meat dishes and some luscious and rich secular cakes
The charming setting, the cuisine and the considerable on-site capacity make this the ideal choice not only for those seeking leisure pursuits but also as a venue for major events, encounters and meetings.
BEST RATES GUARANTEED
Your reservation is guaranteed to have the best rate available on the Internet. If you find within 24 hours of booking a lower rate for our pousadas on another website for the same room type, dates, and payment requirements we will match this rate.
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*Rates are valid up to 9 rooms, vary according to the pousada availability and variation of the best available rate, please double check rates when booking.
(A) New Year - From 28/12/13 to 01/01/14 Same Rates as From the 01/08 to 14/09/14
(A) Easter - From 17/04/14 to 19/04/14 Same Rates as From the 01/08 to 14/09/14
Single Occupancy - 10.00€ discount
Cancellations: First night will be charged if reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival date. No-Shows: Entire stay will be charged.