History, luxury and first class hospitality. From the moment you arrive, you will be captivated by the ornate architecture and majestic beauty of the Pousada do Porto, Palacio do Freixo Hotel – a luxurious holiday destination on the banks of the enchanting Douro river. Situated close to the city of Porto, the Pousada offers an irresistible combination of contemporary accommodation and an authentic cultural experience. Originally designed by visionary Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni, the floor-to-ceiling opulence of this 18th century baroque palace has been painstakingly restored. Featuring traditional Portuguese azulejos and intricate fresco ceilings, this historic inn was classified as a national monument and opened its doors in 2009.