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The historic building which houses Taipas Apartments backs onto ancient Fernandina’s Wall and is located in the center of Porto. The 5 apartments are elegantly decorated in shades of white with 19th-century furniture.

Each air-conditioned apartment comes with a fully-equipped kitchen containing a refrigerator and microwave. A flat-screen TV and a modern, private bathroom are also present. The apartments are accessed by stairs.

Apartments Taipas are within 650 feet of Portuguese restaurants and bars. In the immediate surroundings there are also mini markets for groceries.

Set 1,650 feet from the Douro River, the apartments are within walking distance of many landmarks in the city. The Sao Bento Metro Station is 2,150 feet away and the University of Porto is 650 feet away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Porto, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Historical Center - Taipas Apartments has been welcoming guests since Jun 11, 2012

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Located in the real heart of Porto, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

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Sleeps Accommodation Type Price
Max adults: 4. Max children: 3
Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Bedroom 1: 1 full bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 3
Deluxe Duplex One Bedroom Apartment
  • Bedroom 1: 1 full bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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About Historical Center - Taipas Apartments

Welcoming guests since Jun 11, 2012

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  • Hi, what are your covid requirements for people who are not double vaccinated? We have been using self administered test apon check in where possible.

    Hello. According to the latest regulation, guests are required to show vaccination certificate or COVID19 negative test proof. Self test is acceptable.

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    Answered on January 16, 2022
  • do you have an elevator?

    We don’t have elevator in the building. The apartment “Standard One-bedroom Apartment” is at the ground floor. It has easy access. Others are accessed by stairs. Thank you.

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    Answered on June 14, 2021
  • Do you provide late check in facilities. i.e. 10pm

    Guests can make self check-in any time as long as the apartment is prepared.

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    Answered on May 12, 2021
  • Good Evening: Is there a public laundromat in the area.

    Yes, there is self service laundry around.

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    Answered on February 11, 2020
  • Is parking available?

    There are many public parking slots in the front street. It’s free of charge from 16:00 Saturday till Monday 9:00 and every workday evening (19:00-9:00). During the rest period, the price is 1.2€/hour, maximum 2 hours per payment. You can also park in “SABA Palácio da Justiça”, a commercial parking, nearby.

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    Answered on November 2, 2019
  • hi there - I am arriving in Porto at 08h00 after a 28-hour journey. Is an early checkin at that time possible?

    Hello. Thank you for asking. However it’s difficult to answer. If there is no guests check out, anytime is available to check in. If we have, early check-in would be difficult.

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    Answered on October 22, 2021
  • how many rooms in one apartment

    All in this building are one-bedroom apartments, which have one living room, one bedroom with door and one bathroom.

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    Answered on May 31, 2021

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Company review score: 9.4 Based on 358 reviews from 1 property

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Property info

A fully refurbished building that has kept the typical traces of buildings built in the Port in the nineteenth century, but which was added all the comfort of the XXI century. The apartments are particularly well located allowing you to visit the entire historic center on foot in a traditional neighborhood. Here our guests will be able to visit our beautiful city with ease feeling at the same time an integral part of it.

Neighborhood info

Taipas Apartments neighbourhood is a very traditional neighbourhood, that mixtures the local people that lived there for their all life with the visitors that come to Porto. It is a good sample of the authenticity of Porto. Besides that it is located right in the middle of the city centre, walking distance from almost all main atractions which makes it a great place to start to explore Porto

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Vitória Belvedere
    0.1 miles
  • Portuguese Center of Photography
    0.1 miles
  • Cordoaria Garden
    0.1 miles
  • Look at Porto
    0.2 miles
  • Palacio da Bolsa
    0.2 miles
  • World of Discoveries
    0.2 miles
  • Ferreira Borges Market
    0.2 miles
  • Clerigos Tower
    0.2 miles
  • Lello Bookshop
    0.2 miles
  • Casa do Infante
    0.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant O Caraças
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Taberna Santo António
    0 miles
  • Restaurant O Torreão
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • Ribeira Square
    0.3 miles
  • Sao Bento Metro Station
    0.4 miles
  • Sao Bento Train Station
    0.4 miles
  • D. Luis I Bridge
    0.5 miles
  • City Market Bolhao
    0.6 miles
  • Oporto Coliseum
    0.6 miles
  • Boavista Roundabout
    1.1 miles
  • Music House
    1.2 miles
  • Campanha Train Station
    1.7 miles
  • Estadio do Dragao
    2.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Atlântico
    3.4 miles
  • River Douro
    0.2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Lavadores Beach
    2.8 miles
  • Salgueiros Beach
    3 miles
  • Carneiro Beach
    3 miles
  • Canide North Beach
    3 miles
  • Ingleses Beach
    3.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
    7 miles
How to get to Historical Center - Taipas Apartments from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
    Private shuttle
    Parking available
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Amenities of Historical Center - Taipas Apartments
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Freedom to eat when you want
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Private entrance
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Street parking
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Strollers
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Building Characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Beach umbrellas Additional charge
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules
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4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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12:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
2 years old
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
€ 18 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed by request
€ 18 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Historical Center - Taipas Apartments accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 10:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that baby cot is available upon previous request.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Historical Center - Taipas Apartments of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

License number: AL,25367/AL,6277/AL,6275/AL,25365/AL,6269

FAQs about Historical Center - Taipas Apartments

  • Historical Center - Taipas Apartments has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Historical Center - Taipas Apartments (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Street parking

  • Historical Center - Taipas Apartments is 2,950 feet from the center of Porto.

  • Yes, Historical Center - Taipas Apartments is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Historical Center - Taipas Apartments (subject to availability) that can accommodate:

    • 2 guests
    • 4 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Check-in at Historical Center - Taipas Apartments is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Historical Center - Taipas Apartments on this page.

  • Historical Center - Taipas Apartments offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Canoeing

  • The prices at Historical Center - Taipas Apartments may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Historical Center - Taipas Apartments by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 20min
    • Bus 30min