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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful Apartment

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment is very close to the centre of the Porto and is really lovely. Its really bright and spotlessly clean and has everything needed for a perfect stay. We loved the authentic feel of the apartment and the terrace where we had our breakfast in the morning. It is also really quiet at night-time while being just a short distance from the centre of Porto. There is a great viewing point just down the street where you get a fabulous view overlooking Porto. Both Luisa and Ligia were really friendly and helpful with everything we needed.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Comfort and amazing views of a beautiful and friendly city

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was a memorable holiday. This was first time we have felt pampered in a rented apartment. This was partly because of the luxurious linen sheets and top quality towels but mainly because of the kindness and friendliness of our landlords. The location is perfect and the view is outstanding. All the equipment was well chosen and worked. We have no complaints.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Excellent location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment is comfortable and in an excellent location on a lively street. Although the street entertainment continues until late closing the apartment windows keeps out excess noise at night. Getting around Porto was very easy with the Metro at the end of the road and the Douro a short walk in the other direction. Although cooking at the apartment wasn't worthwhile due to the need to buy all the basics there are plenty of good eating places. We particularly recommend Casa da Musica for dinner, an easy journey on the Metro, and the buffet lunch at Serralves, the Modern Art museum - a longer journey but worth it.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016