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Der historische Musiksaal, Bild: MENINA COLINA

Experience Porto in a different way – at the MENINA COLINA GUESTHOUSE

In love with the city of Porto and discover a surprisingly historic building in an inconspicuous street.

This is spectacular and made us…. four friends from northern Germany and we quickly agreed: we want to awaken this treasure from its slumber.

This is MENINA COLINA Guesthouse, a 19th century house located close to the city centre, within walking distance of the famous gallery district in Rua Miguel Bombarda, the famous Clerigos Church and the Parque do Palacio de Cristal.

The construction phase that followed after the discovery, which lasted several years, gave us the opportunity to meet the locals, to get to know and love the Portuguese way of life and culture better.

In this way, we succeeded in contributing to the preservation of the urban heritage through detailed, loving and high-quality renovation and restoration and at the same time creating an individual stay for our guests, an oasis of peace and originality in the middle of the city.

In close cooperation with local architects and interior designers, we were able to implement a concept that tells the story of the city on the one hand and offers modern design and comfort on the other.

The spacious Teppenhaus, flooded with light by a beautiful large skylight dome and the historic music hall, transports the guest to abygone era.

Each of the 9 historic rooms is unique and equipped with modern and comfortable furniture. The colour scheme of the rooms is coordinated with the colours used in Portugal in the 19th century.

The naming of the rooms is also based on an original concept of nature, so the rooms in the basement bear names based on earthy tones, followed by the names of flowers and ending in the starry sky.

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The rooms, which face the garden, have balconies that allow a view of the beautiful garden. A green idyll with unique old plants, such as centuries-old camellias, a palm tree and a large banana plant. Here you can find peace and relax. On the terrace in the sun you can make yourself comfortable and admire the garden splendour.

The garden forms a connecting piece to the simple, modern garden house, which offers minimalist flair and functionality thanks to a design based on the Bauhaus style. From here you have a special view of the back of the guest house, whose façade is designed with typical Portuguese tiles.

If you want to orientate yourself a little in the district, there is a lot to discover here. Just a quick trip to the hairdresser, no problem at Lúcia Santos – Design de cabalos in Rua do Rosário14 b. Your relaxing head massage is an experience.

If you want to get to know traditional Portuguese coffee, such as galao, and small typical Portuguese meals, you can do so right next door with the friendly ladies of Cafeteria Viriato, in Rua Doutor Alberto Aires de Gouveia 45 or at Catiá in A Padoca at Rua do Rosário13, just 100 meters away.

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Every Saturday, a weekly market is held at the Centro Comercial de Cedofeita at Rua de Cedofeita 451, where regional products are offered.

You can get a good dinner in Porta 4 in Rua Dr. Barbosa de Castro 4. It is a very small restaurant and a table reservation is recommended.

For wine connoisseurs, Capela Incomun is a special tip for fine Portuguese wines at Travessa do Carregal 77, just a few streets away.

This is just a small selection of the numerous tempting offers in the Miragaia district.