The Hotel Portuense is located in a quiet street, in Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, in the parish of Santo António, parallel to Avenida da Liberdade and behind the Hard Rock Café. The Hotel Portuense is located in a traditional Portuguese building of Pombaline architecture. The privileged location, allows easy access to the main tourist, cultural and commercial points of the historical centre of Lisbon.
Built after the great earthquake of 1755, the Hotel Portuense is located in a street embellished by its history and typicality. The Rua das Portas de Santo Antão tells us stories that go back to the times of the great Portuguese poet, Luis Vaz De Camões. On one axis, the Pátio do Tronco, where the Prisão do Tronco used to be, Camões was imprisoned for getting involved in a feud where his friends were. Passing by moments of refinement, the Rua das Portas de Santo Antão housed several palaces and consequently several families of the Portuguese nobility. At that time, many were the places of fine leisure that filled the street offering moments of dance, theater, cinema and operetta at a time when Europe was rising from such a desolate moment as the First World War. As time went by, the families abandoned the street, where services were offered from tailors, blacksmiths, tinsmiths, grocers and watchmakers. Flying to the present time, you will still be able to feel today, next to the Hotel Portuense, this history of experience, intellectual cultivation and fun that enters the night inside.
Santo António is an excellent choice among travellers who are interested in architecture, gastronomy and visiting monuments as it is the part of Lisbon that guests prefer.