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Highlights in Porto
- Historical centre declared a World Heritage Site
- Quiet beaches to go with children
- Visit to the Port Wine Cellars
- Lively nightlife
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Oporto
Would you like to book a holiday rental in Oporto to enjoy the wonderful beaches of northern Portugal? On Holidu you will find a great variety of rentals located in the centre of the town or very close to it, and a few minutes from the promenade. With different capacities, so they are perfect for couples as well as for groups of friends and families with children. All of them decorated in style and equipped with everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay in this charming Portuguese city. In addition to some additional services such as terrace, garden, swimming pool, air conditioning, parking, etc. Don't wait any longer to book your holiday rental in Oporto!
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The area and how to find your way around
Located northwest of Portugal, only 120 km from Tui (Spanish border city), Oporto is the second most important city in the country, only behind Lisbon. It borders on the towns of Matosinhos, Valongo, Maia, Gondomar, Vila Nova de Gaia, and to the south on the Duero River, on its right bank. The Duero River reaches the city after entering Portugal through the inland ravines and mountains, which make up the Douro Region, dominated by the vineyards from which the grapes are obtained to produce the famous wines of Porto and Douro. An area dotted with mountains and natural parks, which is the perfect setting for nature tourism. What are you waiting for to book your holiday rental in Oporto?The perfect balance between the ancient and the modern
Like many other cities in Europe, Porto is an ancient city with an impressive historical heritage. For this reason, it is not surprising that its old town was declared a World Heritage Site in 1996. Its captivating bridges, buildings and lampposts, elevated above the hills and attached to the edges of the cliffs, have watched over the Duro for centuries. However, this does not mean that Porto is not a modern city. In fact, in recent years a multitude of projects have been carried out that have breathed new air into the city, with buildings as striking as the House of Music. Places you can get to know just by booking a holiday rental in Oporto.
Types of travellers and activities
The centre of Oporto invites the traveller to get lost in its streets and enjoy the most interesting places of the city in peace and quiet. But if you don't have a lot of time, there are visits you can't miss, such as the Stock Exchange Palace, the Crystal Palace, the Se Cathedral, the Episcopal Palace and the Tower of the Clerics. In addition, if you are interested in delving into the culture of the locality, you should know that Porto has some very attractive museums, such as the Museo do Carro Electrico, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Portugal, the Museo del Vino and the Museo Soares dos Reis.Oporto for sun and beach tourism enthusiasts
Oporto has a wide range of beaches in the vicinity and enviable weather conditions. An ideal destination to spend a summer holiday combining tourism and relaxation. Moreover, being less crowded, they are an excellent alternative to escape from the classic crowded beaches that we often find along the Spanish coast. The best beaches are in Foz de Douro, a very exclusive area with a great nightlife. But if you go with children, the best option are the beaches of Vila Nova de Gaia, which have a more familiar and quiet atmosphere and are awarded with a blue flag.
Did you know that the Tres de São Bento station is the best museum in Portugal? Inside it houses more than 20,000 mosaics that tell the history of the country.
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Although the historic quarter has its interesting places, we recommend that you dedicate a day to the district of La Ribeira, the most picturesque of the city. There you can see dozens of colourful houses on the banks of the Duero River and sit down to rest on one of its many terraces while some street artist delights you with his music.2. Visit the wineries of Vila Nova de Gaia
To the south of the city, in the town of Vila Nova de Gaia, is located most of the wineries in als that have been producing the famous port wine for centuries. Its difference with other wines lies in the eau-de-vie that is added to interrupt its fermentation, thus preserving the original sweetness of the grape and a high level of alcohol. In this area you will be able to visit a multitude of wineries where you will be able to know how the elaboration process is carried out and make a tasting.3. Contemplate the city from its viewpoints
We will not be able to fully enjoy the city if we do not go up to one of its viewpoints and contemplate the mixture of colours of the sky of Oporto when the sun sets. The best is the Mirador da Serra do Pilar, with the Luis I bridge in the foreground and the city as a backdrop. But the Mirador da Vitoria also offers a spectacular panoramic view. The place where you can best appreciate the silhouette of the slopes of Oporto and the cathedral.4. Try Portuguese tapas at Rua dos Caldereiros
Petiscos are the Portuguese version of Spanish tapas. The perfect excuse to stop for a couple of Portuguese beers, a Sagres or a Super Bock. Some of the culinary specialties that make up the offer of petiscos are cod, fresh sausage sandwich, roast beef and steak coated with cheese and hot sauce. The most recommended places are located at Rua dos Caldereiros, next to São Bento Station.