Santo Tirso is a Portuguese city located in the District of Porto, about 30 kilometers from the city center. Specifically, Santo Tirso is already part of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto, which united the former Grande Porto and Entre Douro e Vouga, due to the growth of the Portuguese metropolis. With just over 14,000 inhabitants, it has become a large residential area due to its proximity to the city, its green areas and its rich history. We cannot forget its medieval origins and its location next to the river Ave, which make Santo Tirso even more attractive, a city that combines beauty, nature, history and proximity to one of the most important cities of the Iberian Peninsula. A whole city to discover in which you can enjoy our new hotel B&B Hotel Santo Tirso.
What is most striking about Santo Tirso is that it meets all the conditions to be a great tourist attraction, especially for lovers of history and architecture. But, not only that, but also the tranquility of being a small town, being next to a river and having large green areas have made it a great residential place in northern Portugal. So, if you have to travel for work, or to disconnect and get to know the Portuguese country, the B&B Hotel Santo Tirso is one of the best options for its great connection with Porto, as it takes less than half an hour by car and about 40 minutes by public transport to the city center.
As already mentioned, Santo Tirso has its origins in the Middle Ages and this is noticeable in its streets and buildings. But, in addition to these important monuments, the city has been characterized by its commitment to contemporary art in the open air and the proof of this is that there are more than 50 works of art by contemporary artists scattered throughout different parts of the city.
As for the more historical, the monastery of Santo Tirso established in the year 978 is its great attraction. But, if we are looking for something more of nature and green areas, the Parque Urbano da Rabada is a spectacle. Next to the Ave River is an ideal place to walk, play sports, spend a day and rest.
If we want some sea on our trip, we also have good news. Because from Santo Tirso to Leça da Palmeira beach, a village on the Atlantic coast, it takes only 26 minutes by taking the A3.
The gastronomy of Santo Tirso is the typical gastronomy of the north of Portugal, where beef and fish from the Atlantic coast predominate. Of particular note is the Posta a Mirandesa, which is a grilled veal steak accompanied by potatoes. But, we can also eat the typical francesinhas, pork ribs or its famous Cabidela Rice, one of the most typical and ancient dishes that you can not miss if you travel here.
At the new B&B Hotel Santo Tirso you will find all the necessary comforts to enjoy a few days in Portugal. You will find air conditioning in the rooms, restaurant service, parking and free parking, bar, wifi and an unbeatable location located less than half an hour drive from Porto airport. In addition, from the hotel you can explore the main points of the city such as the municipal museum or the historic center.