On the 12th of August, the British, Rolling Stones, will be in Porto for a unique concert. Amidst the European digression, Mick Jagger’s and Keith Richards’s band will raise to the stage at the Dragão Stadium, to promote their most recent album, entitled “A Bigger Bang”.
After more than 40 years in the music business, the Rolling Stones continue to be one of the best bands in the world. “A Bigger Bang” is the group’s big reappearance, maintaining the historical partnership between the two composers Mick Jagger and Keith Richards that started a creative process last autumn, joining them later, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood.
Produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins, the new album (first studio work since Bridges to Babylon, in 1997), has 16 tracks of the best rock and blues, including “Streets of Love”, the first international single, “Oh No, Not You Again”, “The Place is Empty” and “Infamy” with Keith Richards on vocals.
The Rolling Stones where last in Portugal in 2003 on the 27th of September, for a concert that marked the opening of Coimbra’s Municipal Stadium. Scheduled to start at 21h30, the concert will last for two and a half hours.
ARTEH® - Hotels and Resorts has a hotel in the historic center of the city of Porto – the Pestana Porto – which offers an amazing view over the Douro River and all the comfort for a total relaxation before adventuring at the mystical concert.
Take the opportunity to spend a couple of extra days up north of Portugal and discover Braga, while at Quinta de Infias, a small 19th Century Palace only minutes from the city’s historical center, or Guimarães, peacefully at Pousada Santa Marinha, a transformation of a 12th Century Augustinian Convent, Viana do Castelo, relaxing at the beautiful Pousada Monte de Santa Luzia, on the very top of Mount Santa Luzia.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock group formed in Dartford, England, on the 25th of May in 1962. After the Beatles, they were the most important band of the so called British Invasion of the 60´s that added various English artists to the north-American charts.
Formed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts, the band focused their sounds on blues. During a career that has lasted for more than 40 years, hits such as “Satisfaction”, “Start me up”, “Sympathy for the Devil”, “Jumping Jack Flash”, “Miss You”, and “Angie” have made the Stones one of the most famous rock groups in the world.
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Sail on the Douro River from the window of your room.
In Praça da Ribeira, in the historical centre of the city of Porto, one finds the Pestana Porto hotel, perfectly integrated into the scenery of the riverside area which offers an amazing view onto the Rio Douro and a unique atmosphere.
The hotel’s rooms are customised and present special characteristics according to the building in which they are found as well as a contemporary decor designed for comfort and with attention to details.
Quinta de Infias
Explore the history of Braga city and rest on the terrace overlooking the pool.
You will find Quinta de Infias in Braga, at a short distance from the historical city centre, in a palace dated from the end of the 19th century and recently converted into a small and comfortable charm hotel.
The architecture of the building and the beautiful gardens that surround it create a romantic and serene environment which is complemented by the carefully chosen and cosy decoration. If you choose to stay in the new wing, you will find modern style bedrooms, but if, on the other hand, you prefer the ancient wing, it will be the rustic style and vintage furniture that you will discover.
Pousada Santa Marinha
Feel at home like a king in the place where Portugal was born.
On the hill overlooking the historical city of Guimarães the majestic Pousada Santa Marinha rises up, fruit of the refurbishment of the ancient Augustinian Convent from the 12th century.
At this hotel niches with granite fountains, priceless tile panels, secular cloisters, balconies and terraces directed at the landscape await being found. On the outside there is also a swimming pool, small gardens and the beautiful surrounding Penha Park.
Pousada Monte de Santa Luzia
The ideal scenery for the perfect rest.
Located in the North of Portugal and carved into a hill that overlooks the city of Viana do Castelo, the Pousada Monte de Santa Luzia results from the perfect refurbishment of a hotel built in the beginning of the past century by a rich local inhabitant as a gift to his city.
In this discrete and tranquil place one can organise special corporate events or spend a relaxing vacation where one can improve one’s tennis, attempt water sports or venture onto the Monte de Santa Luzia to visit its church, climb to its summit and discover all its secrets.
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