The Distrito de Porto, sometimes Oporto in English is located on the north-west coast of Portugal and an ideal choice for those looking to combine a relaxing break with endless sightseeing opportunities. Porto is a fascinating city steeped in history and located on the Douro River. Visit the Port Wine Lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia, take a river cruise along the Douro, jump on and off the trams as yet another historic site beckons, marvel at beautiful churches and enjoy a meal in one of the many open-air restaurants and bars offering wonderful Portuguese dishes. Riberia is the historical centre, a Unesco World Heritage area including the 12th century Cathedral and Dona Maria Bridge. Golf and fantastic beaches await you outside of the city.
Renting holiday accommodation in Distrito de Porto
Self-catering apartments in Distrito de Porto are easy to find with HouseTrip and the best way to explore this stunning city as a family. Renting a holiday apartment will give you the perfect excuse to chat to the amiable local people and ensure you experience an authentic holiday, as only they can suggest the best places to visit in their beautiful town away from the tourist trail. Plus, HouseTrip will ensure you have a spacious and comfortable home away from home at your disposal.
Where to stay in Distrito de Porto
HouseTrip’s Distrito de Porto apartments come in all shapes and sizes to suit your needs. Renting your own holiday accommodation in Porto will ensure a great holiday becomes truly memorable. Choose from magnificent new apartments which are part of restored buildings classified as Unesco World Heritage, or clean, well-equipped duplex apartments close to the metro and pedestrian streets. There are also a variety of stylish and elegant loft conversions close to shops, restaurants and attractions, many of which have a complimentary river view or view of the historic centre thrown in. After a day at the beaches or sightseeing, nothing beats being able to relax on your own balcony with a glass of port.
Distrito de Porto with the family
Porto has a number of beautiful parks and gardens with delightful flowers and exotic plants scattered all over the city which are a great place to relax away from the bustle of the modern world. Porto is also home to the famous Mercado do Bolhao, a market specialising in fruit, vegetables, fresh meat and fish and the perfect place for the whole family to sample local produce. Just outside the city are the long sandy beaches of Espinho, and for a panoramic view of Porto take the kids up the funicular railway, or try out the ferry or helicopter tour which is fun for all.