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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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                                                                                                      So friendly, perfect location

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                                                                                                      The apartment was lovely and clean, just as described, Luis so welcoming on arrival, despite us being early, with a lovely touch - a welcome 'apartment' special pastry and bottle of wine. Elisa was so helpful providing additional sheets immediately on request in view of the heatwave! Air conditioning on this occasion would have been good (but 39 degrees probably not the norm) and enable closed doors at night as it was a rather lively area at night. The location was perfect for this amazing city, so central for everything in the city and bus stop for the airport just across the road (Elisa provided very good directions from the airport, we found the bus very easy and leisurely), The icing on the cake was the delicious complimentary breakfast served from ELisa and Luis' lovely cafe at the buzzy outside tables by the most lovely waiter, Jinaldo, who made the start of every day a delight.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Great Apartment

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                                                                                                      This is a great apartment in a great location. It's very easy to access and because it's across the river it has great views. The apartment is well maintained and very comfortable and the balconies offer a nice place to chill in the evening. Dealing with Shaz was very easy and straight forward too so all in all we were very happy customers.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Excellent location with stunning view

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                                                                                                      This is a lovely appartment in a residential area, high above the river Douro with a stunning view of the bridge crossing the river. Nice and quiet area but still within walking distance to the portwine estates, the river and the sightseeing.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016