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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Sao Nicolau, Portugal your home away from home

Porto is one of Portugal’s most enticing municipalities and Sao Nicolau, or Saint Nicholas, is one of the parishes in Porto. It boasts a rich history stretching back over 700 years which is apparent in the quaint architecture of the buildings. There are many things to see and do here and excellent warm weather to enliven the experience. For accommodation tourists planning a stay at Sao Nicolau can book themselves into beautiful apartments overlooking Douro River.

Things to do on holiday to Sao Nicolau, Portugal

Sightseeing is one of the natural activities to do in a new location and visitors will want to see the architectural wonder that is Dom Luis Bridge. This metal arch bridge built across the Douro River is currently the longest of its kind in the world. It was built over five years and spans 172 metres. Nothing compares to the sight of this structure at night with the lights of the Vila Nova de Gaia shining in the background.

Holidaymakers who partake of the seafood served in Sao Nicolau’s eateries swear they have never had it so good. Visitors must therefore make a point of sampling these delightful delicacies.

Places to visit on holiday to Sao Nicolau, Portugal

The city of Porto is choke-full of attractions; Avenida dos Aliados is an avenue in the heart of this city that is littered with captivating monuments. It leads to the riverfront and along the way visitors will get to explore some ancient churches like the Sao Francisco Church and the Santa Clara Church. These structures feature intricate design and elaborate golden decorations. Avenida dos Aliados has unsurprisingly received UNESCO World Heritage recognition. Porto somehow manages to marry this rich cultural heritage with a vibrant nightlife featuring classy bars and nightclubs.

Weather in Sao Nicolau, Portugal

The pleasant warm weather in Sao Nicolau is what draws many a tourist to these parts. For most of the year temperatures stay above 15°C. The warmest time of the year as expected is between June and September. As May dies away average temperatures are usually already above 20°C and by the time August rolls around, averages highs of 29 to 30°C are the norm. From then on temperatures steadily drop until the height of winter in January when averages of 10°C are recorded. Even when they go below this, temperatures hardly ever go past freezing. Most of Sao Nicolau’s rain falls between autumn and winter.

Travel to Sao Nicolau, Portugal

Most travellers headed to Sao Nicolau will enter through the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport which is the biggest in northern Portugal. This facility sits less than 30 miles from Sao Nicolau, putting it less than half an hour’s drive away. Mainstream international carriers such as Lufthansa and low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Transavia ferry passengers to this airport from various European cities; Amsterdam, Madrid, London, Frankfurt, Paris etc. On arriving at the Porto Airport, as it is also known, visitors will find taxis and rental cars from Avis, Hertz and other recognised firms.

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                                                                                                      Everything about the flat was just as advertised; excellent location; spotless

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Tiago answered all our questions promptly and gave much additional information to ensure we have the best possible time and experience of Porto. He provided detailed directions to get to the flat and kept in touch to check that all was in order. The flat was spotless and the views from the balcony just what was needed to unwind with our welcome pack from Tiago. We saw the sun rise and set from the balcony. The kitchen was well equiped as was the whole flat. The flat is well situated for all that Porto has to offer from the old town with Se Cathedral close by and the new city across that fabulous bridge. We were able to talk to most locations and soak up the atmosphere of Porto. We weren't troubled by any noise though the lively Ribeira area is close by for those that are looking for excellent music and a great selection of top notch eateries. It is down hill;easy to get to and perhaps more challenging on the return but there is a convenient vehicular tram at 2.50 Euros for those that feel the need. There are also scores of alternative cafe/bars/restaurants at almost every turn in Porto so you you are sure to find something that meets your needs. The usual city bus tours are available from a pick-up point just round the corner. We used the metro from the airport and it was an easy 15 minute walk from the closest metro station (Bolhao) though we were travelling light.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      First class

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful, clean and well maintained apartment. The only thing that I would suggest is that there should be mirrors fitted in the bedrooms to help with the women's hair and beauty regime in the mornings. Apart from this minor detail, this is a fantastic place in a fantastic location right in the heart of Porto
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017