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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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                                                                                                      Perfect apartment, perfect location

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                                                                                                      The apartment was ideal for the two of us, and the front balcony was a real treat since we were extremely lucky with the weather. It was lovely to relax outside in the sun and watch the activity of the boats on the river. Easy walking distance to the restaurants along the river, and to the places of interest in the city, although as previous reviewers have commented, it is very hilly as you walk away from the river into the heart of the city. A good sized supermarket is a 10 minute walk away along the river (so no climbs). The tram stops pretty much outside the apartment and takes you to the coast, although the tram was busy and we had to catch it at the start of the line. The port house tours across the river are well worth a visit, and an easy walk across the bridge. We did Taylor's, and spent a very interesting couple of hours on their tour followed over course by the sampling. Finally, Mario is a great host who really went out of his way to make us very welcome. We can definitely recommend his apartment and wouldn't hesitate to use it again if we return to Porto.
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                                                                                                      Our stay at this fabulous apartment in Porto was absolutely faultless! Above and beyond our expectations, nothing more that we could have asked for! The apartment presented beautifully with windows all around and fabulous views down over the square and out to the river. Everything was well cared for and clean, plenty of hot water in the shower, the kitchen was well equipped and the bed was perfectly comfortable. We will definitely choose to stay here again when we next visit Porto!! Thank you so much!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017