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Highlights in Porto
- Home of port wine
- Fantastic beaches
- The unconquered town
- Fantastic river and bridges
- A great historical heritage
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Thinking of renting a nice property in front of the sea for your next holiday? Come to Porto and enjoy a fantastic time at the beaches of north Portugal. Torre de los Clérigos is one of them most popular areas to stay as well as Praça da Liberdade, just in the town centre. Some other areas still close to the centre and well communicated are Mercado do Bolhão or Praça Batalha. But if you prefer a quieter area away from all the bustling of the city, look for a rental near Praça da Republica.Beautiful rentals by the sea
Porto is a big city and there are many rentals that can be found just a few minutes from the seafront. With different capacities, you can choose from accommodations for couples as well as groups of friends and families with children. All of them are decorated with style and equipped with everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay in this charming Portuguese city. In addition, some other services can be added depending on the property such as terrace, garden, swimming pool, A/C and parking. Don't wait any longer to book your holiday home in Porto!
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The area and getting around
Porto is a coastal city in northwest Portugal. This fantastic Portuguese city is well known for its river, the Douro, and its port wine production. The city has stately bridges like Luis I Bridge, old merchant houses, a medieval Ribeira (riverside) district with narrow cobbled streets and lovely cafes. The impressive 19th-century old stock market still keeps its glory and it’s known as Palácio de Bolsa. There are thousands of charms worth discovering in the oldest capital of northern Portugal. A fantastic blend of history, culture, leisure and nightlife. Enjoy a fantastic time in Porto!Create memories for a lifetime
Who are you going with? Yourself, with your other half, a group of friends or the family? Porto has fantastic experiences both rural and urban to discover the city and the countryside. Play some golf, enjoy the wonderful beaches and discover the culture of this World Heritage Site. Intense and authentic, Porto is a city of exquisite architecture and great value. Uphill and downhill you can explore the historical centre with its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque art, a concert Hall in the Mercado Ferreira Borges and signature restaurants as well as shops and lovely cafes. Let Porto inspire you!
Travellers and activities
The town centre invites the traveller to get lost around the narrow streets and enjoy the most interesting places of the city. But if you do not have much time, there are visits that you can not miss, such as the Bolsa Palace, Livraria Lello, São Bento railway station, Palacio de Cristal, Porto Sé Catedral, the Episcopal Palace and the Clérigos Tower. But also, if you wish to go deeper into local culture and history, you should know that Porto has some very attractive museums, such as the Museo do Carro Eléctrico, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Portugal, the Wine Museum and the Soares dos Reis Museum. A wide offer for you to enjoy.Porto for beach lovers
Porto has a wide range of beaches in the surroundings and enviable weather conditions. An ideal destination to spend a summer vacation combining tourism and relaxation. Besides, being less crowded, they are an excellent choice to escape from the classic crowded beaches that we often find along the Spanish coast. The best beaches are found in Foz de Douro, a very exclusive area with great nightlife. But if you go with children, the best option is the beaches of Vila Nova de Gaia, which have a more familiar and peaceful atmosphere and are awarded with a blue flag. Gondarém Beach, Praia do Carneiro, Matosinhos Beach and Ingleses Beach are other small beaches to spend a fantastic day of sun, sand and the ocean.
„”Invicta” is the nickname that the city holds since it was never conquered during the 19th century civil war and survived a whole year siege.“
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To the south of the city, in the town of Vila Nova de Gaia, you can find most of the wineries in which the famous port wine has been produced for centuries. The difference with other wines lies in the brandy that is added to interrupt its fermentation, thus preserving the original sweetness of the grapes and a high level of alcohol. In this area you can visit a multitude of wineries where you can learn how the elaboration process is carried out and make a port wine tasting.2. Cais da Ribeira
Porto’s riverside is a picturesque area with plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes lining it. From here you can spot the famous Luís I Bridge and enjoy a nice coffee. This district has been spruced up in the last few years and you can duck going through the arcades of a real maze of stairways and steep streets full of colourful facades. Old businesses and merchants stories are part of this district and you can discover more about them in the information boards that have been placed in the area.3. Visit the church of São Francisco
The church of São Francisco is the last Gothic monument in Porto. It was finished in 1425. Admire the redecorated interiors with lavish woodworks, the old vaults, pillars and carved panels representing cherubs and foliage. From the outside you can admire the apse and the main entrance, with a rose window on the portal.4. Explore the trendy district of Poz de Douro
Foz do Douro is where the river Douro enters the ocean. Stroll along the long promenade lined with palm trees and pines. You can see the Pergola da Foz, that was put there in the 1930s by the mayor. From the lighthouses that guided vessels for 120 years, you will find the perfect spot to photograph the mouth of the Douro into the ocean and capture the strength of the sea crashing against the breakwater and creating impressive waves. Traditions meet modernity with all the new restaurants in the area. Catch the sunset during your dusk stroll. Can you think of anything more romantic?5. Get on a boat
The Douro River travels from Castilla León to Porto to find the Atlantic ocean. One of the best ways to enjoy this river is taking a boat trip or a cruise along it. For an hour, you can enjoy a pleasant cruise with a guide that will tell you about the port warehouses and the main landmarks on the north bank. The story of the bridges of Porto are also very interesting. Luís I Bridge is quite famous but Maria PIa Bridge, built by Gustave Eiffel, is too.
FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Porto
On average, how much do holiday homes in Porto cost?
Porto is one of the cheapest cities in Portugal. The costs for a holiday rental here amounts to about €108.11 per night.
Which month allows you to save the most on holiday homes?
If you want to make the most of your money, the cheapest months to visit Porto are January (€92.74 the average price per night for accommodation), February (€92.82), and November (€97.12).
When does the price of holiday rentals in Porto go up the most?
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in Porto was April, with an average price of €124.35 per night. This was followed by May, with an average of €119.81, and August, with €118.91.
Is Porto a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It's worthwhile to be proactive in Porto as only 52% of the accommodations are free, according to our 2020 data.
What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?
In 2020, the months with the largest number of accommodations available in Porto were June, May, and April with average availabilities of 66%, 62.4% and 59%, respectively.
Which months is it more difficult to find available rentals?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is February (only 40% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by March (42%), and January (42%).
How many holiday homes does Holidu have in Porto?
Holidu offers around 4300 holiday rentals in Porto from 23 different partners, so you will find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We have everything you need!