Via Catarina Shopping, Porto

Via Catarina Shopping, Porto

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The fast-food court of the Via Catarina Shopping Centre in Porto is possibly the prettiest place I have eaten fast-food. Each restaurant is designed to look like a townhouse from the old part of the city, with facades painted in pastel colours on some restaurants and with recreations of the patterned tiles found on many Porto houses on others. The detail on each facade, including balconies with wrought-iron railings and displays of flowers, is impressive. I found myself taking nearly as many photos of these mock houses as of the real houses in the city!

The Via Catarina Shopping Centre is on Rua de Santa Catarina, which is the main shopping street in Porto. The shopping centre has many of the high street shops, spread over three floors, such as H&M, The Body Shop, Intimissimi, Sunglass Hut, Springfield, Pandora, Levi’s and Claire’s. The fast-food court on the top floor has a good choice of restaurants, including Pizza Hut, Kebab & Co, McDonald’s, Vitaminas, Nicola, Pans & Company and Tomatíno Pasta House, and the prices are much cheaper than you would pay at an outdoor café just down the road.

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Via Catarina Shopping, Rua de Santa Catarina, Porto (nearest Metro station: Bolhão)

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