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A Bela Aurora is a private residence built around 1870 in the historical center of Porto. This arts and crafts building is a peaceful home away from home. The owners Paula and Massimo created an atmosphere where aesthetics and functionality embrace quietness and a discrete elegance, retaining the personality and the unique character of the house and leaving the structure untouched. With the help of talented artisans, they adjusted the existing form to the needs of modern life and the requirements of contemporary travelers of all ages.

The house is decorated with handcrafted furniture designed by Paula, some family antiques and a few classic design pieces. The house comprises five large high ceiling bedrooms with a beautiful cozy warm light and very comfortable centrally heated interiors. Some suites face the garden and some overlook the lovely street; most have balconies. The garden is a secret green oasis with its old trees where beautiful singing birds invite you to just take your time and do nothing, or comfortably read a book with a cup of tea or a drink from the honesty bar.