The Porto Ribeira Holiday Apartment: best accommodation for enjoying Porto and Portugal charms!
With your accommodation in the Porto Ribeira Holiday Apartment, you will be on easy reach of the mains local attractions and monuments. Here are a few examples of things to see around the Porto (Oporto) holiday apartment.
What to see an what to do in Porto : Vidéo!
The Porto Ribeira : where the apartment is!
The Ribeira area is the soul of Porto (Oporto) and a World Heritage Site listed by UNESCO since 1995. Feeling the warm and relaxing atmosphere of the Douro’s banks is very restful. You would enjoy visiting the old medieval streets surrounding the holiday apartment and admire the old houses of Porto (Oporto) with a characteristic charm of Portugal.
The Porto Historical Center
The holiday apartment is located where the Porto city was born and the Ribeira brings together the most beautiful and famous monuments of Porto (Oporto). Among the Porto Monuments : The Cathedral (Sé de Porto), the most important Romanesque monuments in Portugal, the Stock Exchange Palace (Palácio da Bolsa), the Station Sao Benito and its azulejos, or the Sao Francisco church, outstanding Gothic monument in Porto with Baroque inner decoration …
Bridge Luis I : 5 minutes walk from the Porto Apartment
Above the Oporto Ribeira, you can admire directly from the holiday flat the most emblematic monument of Porto : the Luis I bridge. Built in 1886 in the Eiffel style, it is 395 meters high and is one of the world’s biggest iron bridge. You can reach the top of the bridge within only 5 minutes walking from the Ribeira flat and enjoy the beautiful view on the Douro River and old Porto (Oporto).
Porto wine cellars: in front of the apartment
On the other bank of the Douro River, on the opposite side of the holiday apartment, you would enjoy visiting the Porto wine cellars. Port wine is only produced in Porto and along the Douro River.
Beaches: 20 mn from the holiday apartment
Porto is at the mouth of the Douro River in the Atlantic Ocean and Oporto beaches are on the West of the City. It is pretty easy to go to the beach form the holiday apartment : you can pick a bus a 100m of the apartment to get to the beach in no more than 15-20mn. But you would possibly prefer taking the typical Portuguese trolley to go to the beach: you can pick it up in front of the holiday apartment. You will get to the beach in about 25-30mn and you would enjoy your way along the Douro River, visiting Porto (Oporto)!
Gastronomy: around or in the holiday apartment!
You would find everything you need to cook in the Porto holiday apartment. The kitchen of the holiday flat is indeed fully equipped for you to try any Portuguese recipe! Around the Porto apartment you will find beautiful Portuguese restaurants to eat typical meals from Portugal along the Douro River. In the apartment, you would also find our list of our favourite restaurants in the centre of Porto (Oporto). During your accommodation in Porto, you would also enjoy leaving the holiday apartment for having a meal along the coast in the typical favourite seafood restaurants.
Architecture: out and inside the holiday apartment!
Porto is a city of architects and architecture. Famous architects, such as Eduardo Souto de Moura (Pritzker Price in 2011) or Álvaro Siza Vieira (Pritzker Price in 2001) are living, working and teaching in Porto (Oporto). You would appreciate historical monuments as well as modern constructions, such as the Casa da Musica, from Rem Koolhaas.
The inside conception and decoration of the holiday apartment would remind you that Porto is a city of architecture. The Porto accommodation had been fully refurbish in 2008 by an architect and designer from Porto (Oporto).
Porto Museums and Culture
Porto (Oporto) is a really dynamic city about arts and Cultures in Portugal. Among the museums, the Serralves foundation must be advised for modern art fans. You would also love the beautiful park surrounding the museum.
Nightlife in Porto (Oporto)
The holiday apartment in Porto (Oporto) remains really quiet at night and your accommodation in Porto will not be disturbed with any noise. But at night, Porto is an animated city. A nice place to go out of the apartment is the district around the “galerias de Paris” street, next to the Porto University. It’s only 10 minutes walk from the apartment and you would see amazing bars in old buildings where you can enjoy a caipirinha or a glass of Porto Wine! There are also lots of little clubs around.