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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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Lovely apartment above a fantastic bakery

4 of 5
The apartment was fantastic - it is light and spacious with all the basic amenities. The bathrooms were in good conditions and the whole apartment was very clean. Breakfast at the bakery was also delicious. If you have back problems be aware that the bed is very soft. The balcony looks lovely in photos but be aware there are generators (or similar) on the roof directly below so we found it too loud to sit outside at all. The location was very good - less than a 20 minute walk down to the river through the town. The owners were very friendly and accommodating and on hand to help!
  • Review Submitted: Jan 05, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017

Very good

4 of 5
É um bom apartamento para um casal, nao tanto para familia. Confortavel e super bem situado. Sendo um predio antigo, a existencia de muito barulho de uns apartamentos para os outros. A porta de entrada tendo um vidro para o interior ,acaba por incomodar durante a noite.
  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017