Apartment historic centre port
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This apartment is situated in the historic centre of Porto, classified as world heritage by UNESCO, the Douro, in Rua Sá da Bandeira which is considered one of the most charismatic areas of the city as it is the home to the theatres of Sá da Bandeira, Coliseu, and Rivoli. It is very close to ( 30 meter ) Avenida dos Aliados, the principal avenue in the heart of the city, Sao Bento train and underground station, D. João I, square and the Ribeira ,Porto Cathedral which is one of the main tourist attractions on the River Douro . This two bed roomed apartment (110m2) is in a renovated historic building, and can accommodate 4 to 6 people. It consists of a living room with sofa bed, a fully furnished and equipped kitchen with microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge and coffee percolator and a bathroom. Bed linen, towels, crockery, cooking utensils, ironing board and iron are provided. TV, Radio, DVD. and internet access are also available With a bus stop at the door and underground and train station 2minutes away, its excellent location allows easy mobility around the city Its ideal location is perfect for anyone wanting a city based apartment for holidays not only to explore the beautiful and historic city of Porto, but also the many beaches to be found along the coastline such as Gaia, Foz and Matosinhos. It is also an ideal base for visiting some of the other important cities close by such as Guimarães which is considered the birth place of Portugal and where the first King of Portugal built his castle. Possibility to rent bicycles for 25 eur for entire stay .Public car parking very close( 50 meter ).
Check in: from 15 h
Check out : until 12 H
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Francisco Sá Carneiro 15 km, Nearest railway: S. bento 1 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Costa Verde region
Things to do in Porto ( City ) , Port
The Port District is a dynamic center of commerce and industry , full of beautiful towns and thriving cities . Along the coast , you can pause the resort town of Espinho , enjoy tasty fish in Matosinhos or spend some relaxing moments at the Casino da Póvoa . For the interior , there is the beautiful town of Amarante , known for delicious pastries , which can take a stroll along the river between Támega manors of the seventeenth century .
How sights, highlight the Tower of Clerics , Serralves Foundation , a museum of contemporary art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, one of the most visited museums in the country , where works of art of various contemporary artists are also exhibited alongside flora typical of northern Portugal in engaging Serralves Park .
The Foz is another highly touristic area , considered by many the most beautiful area of ??the city , where you can enjoy the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean coupled with a beautiful and romantic promenade . Nowadays , the city of Porto receives over a million tourists a year , having become one of the most visited cities in Europe.
Still in evidence , is Bolhão Market , one architectural symbol of traditional commerce , where are the famous Market saleswomen , city characteristics .
The set can be found many historical trading points , squares and historic buildings , which are at the origin of the city like the Cathedral .
The city has more than 10 000 annual events , ranging from concerts , passing theaters , exhibitions or festivals with famous disc jockeys at several nightclubs and bars in the city .
However, the most fun event remains the Saint John Port , from 23 to 24 June , when thousands of people take to the streets of the city . This event is to highlight the sardinhadas the manjericos with their blocks Sanjoaninas , leek , the hammering and bailaricos parish .
Several dishes from traditional Portuguese cuisine originated in the city of Porto. The dish par excellence of the city are the Tripe Porto , historical and dish dating back to the time of the Portuguese discoveries , and can be found in many of the restaurants in town . The Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá is another typical dish born in Porto and popular in Portugal . The Frenchie is culinary recent , the most famous dish , and consists of a sandwich stuffed with various meats ( usually beef, sausage , fresh sausage and ham ) and topped with cheese and a special sauce ( sauce francesinha ) . The famous caldo verde , is also a dish Porto .
A drink that has the name of the city is the port wine and is produced in the Alto Douro wine region ( the oldest wine region in the world) . Port wine is exported internationally from the cellars which are situated on the left bank of the River Douro in Vila Nova de Gaia .
The weather in Porto (City ) , Port
In winter temperatures in the range from port 5 ° C and 14 ° C rarely dropping below 0 ° C. This season the weather tends to be unstable with rains and strong winds despite long periods of sun and dry weather are also common . Summer temperatures range between 14 ° C and 27 ° C and can reach 40 ° C during late July and early August , this temperature being more frequent during a heat wave, common in Portugal . The dry weather and sunny days can be interrupted by cloudy or chuva.A low temperature range due to the proximity of the ocean and the presence of the warm Gulf Stream .
City of Porto
Porto is a charming town situated on the slopes of the Douro river already near its mouth. Classified as World Heritage by UNESCO thanks to its beautiful monuments and historic buildings, Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and has superb views of the world famous Port Wine Cellars, on the opposite bank of the river in Vila Nova de Gaia. Though largely industrialized, the Port offers a harmonious synthesis of ancient and contemporary attractions.
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