Porto or Oporto in Portuguese is the second most populated city as well as important in Portugal. It is a city that has a population of approximately 250,000 inhabitants. It is located in the province of Gran Oporto and has more than half of a million inhabitants. Located in the north of the country near the border of Spain. It has a surface area of 42m2.
Porto is the capital of the district of Oporto, and is situated in the north of the zone, next to the mouth of the river Duero. There are 15 neighbourhoods (freguesías), all of which containing a wealth of heritage sites, as is the case in most ancient, historic towns such as this one.
Oporto is a comfortable city to visit and enjoy, with a wide range of hotels, apartments, houses, rural houses, hostels...and all kinds of accomodations. It also enjoys good tranport connections, both for getting here, with the International Airport, the train station, and a network of motorways; and while you are here, with the metro and bus services to take you around town.
The attraction of Oporto as a city lies mostly in its historic patrimony. The historic centre is one of the most interesting to be found, and has been declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO.
The monuments and museums are what mostly stand out in this great city, located 150 kilometres from the frontier town of Tui, in Pontevedra. Port wine or Oporto wine is also one of its main pulling points.
Porto is the city of bridges, with more than half a dozen of them crossing the river Duero. Some of them are no longer in use, but they still form part of the city's heritage. Oporto is also an ideal place for enjoying museums, theatre and culture in general.
Another attraction of Oporto is the beaches; beaches of golden sand, extensive beaches, smaller nudist beaches, etc..throughout the zone, in matosinhos, Vila Nova de Gaia and Vila do Conde among other places around the city, on the Portuguese Costa Verde.
A new generation of Ibis hotels, Porto Centro combines great-value accommodation with contemporary design. The hotel features free Wi-Fi in all public areas and is a 5-minute walk from Bolhão Metro Station.
Just 400 metres from São Bento Train Station, the Belle Époque styled Grande Hotel de Paris is the oldest hotel in Porto. It offers rooms with antique furnishings and private balconies overlooking Porto’s...
One of the oldest hotels in Porto, Hotel do Norte features free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception. Located 150 metres from Bolhao Metro Station in the city centre, it offers air-conditioned renovated rooms...
Located in central Porto, this hotel is only 250 meters from Aliados Metro Station and is a 5-minute walk from San Bento Train Station. It features free public Wi-Fi, access to laundry facilities and a...
Partly housed in a modern building and partly in a historical palace with a tiled façade, Das Artes is centrally located in Porto. It offers design-conscious accommodation with rotating art exhibitions.
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