The center is located in the heart of the historical district of Porto at the entrance of Batalha Square. It has exceptional public transports conecting to all parts of Porto Metropolitan Area including the airport. S.Bento Railway and Metro stations are at walking distance, tramway stop and a bus terminal are at doorstep. Several public car parks are also around.
In the neigborhood you can find S. Catarina Street (the main main shopping area) and several theatres like S. João National Theatre (adjacent to the centre) and monuments like the Cathedral (Sé), Bolhão Market or D. Luis bridge. City Hall is located at Aliados, the city's main square, also in the vicinity. Several hotels and restaurants are located at walking distance and also by the river in the leisure zone of Ribeira which is acessible by a funicular lift. Port wine cellars are also located near Ribeira in Cais de Gaia.