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Villas Portugal, Porto

City of Porto – Villas Portugal

Porto is a marvellous city, brimming with architectural masterpieces, grand plazas, magnificently colourful buildings and an underlying authentic personality. Self-catering accommodation in Porto is a wonderful way to ensure that you see all the sights with the flexibility you need, whilst discovering the colourful underbelly of the city normally reserved for locals. Whether you catch snippets of gossip on the cobbled streets, sit down to a glass of local wine at a well-hidden bar, enjoy haggling at the market or simply soak up the universally pleasing sunshine back at your villas in Portugal – it is a challenge not to be enchanted by the atmosphere of Porto.

Porto accommodation and Port wine

Most beachy holidays in Europe would seem incomplete to many people without being able to relax with a glass of wine on the terrace or by the harbour with a good meal. If this is on your holiday agenda, then Porto is an excellent location for holiday villas in Portugal. Port wine is also known as Vinho do Porto and is a fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley, where Porto is situated. This is a strong, heavy and sweet wine which is happily paired with strong cheese, like Queijo da Serra or sweet desserts, like apple crumble or a traditional custard tart. This flavour also complements meaty dishes, like suckling pig or Portuguese ham slathered in cheese.

Activities by your accommodation in Porto

Culture vultures should be sure to visit São Francisco church, which can be recognised from its intricate and ornate designs, lavish furnishings, carved ceilings and gold leaf finish. The 19th-century Palácio de Bolsa and the House of Music should also be on your list of impressive buildings to visit, whilst taking a walk from your Porto accommodation through the cobbled streets or along the river is a very pleasant experience in itself. Explore the culture of Portugal via the warehouses dealing with Port wine or traverse the city’s notable bridges or enjoy nearby beaches of supreme quality whilst renting holiday lettings Portugal. Nearby you can even enjoy nature reserves or forest holidays.

Join the festivities in Porto

Enjoy Porto’s lively cultural calendar whilst you rent holiday lettings in Portugal. On June 23rd, for example, you can visit the Festa de São João street festival - a living part of Portuguese tradition. Thousands of locals and visitors join the celebrations lining the streets of the old town with music, parades, dancing, barbecues and the quirky tradition of hitting each other with garlic flowers and plastic hammers! Otherwise enjoy a programme of year-round concerts, theatres, markets and religious festivals. Whenever you rent NOVASOL dog-friendly cottages or villas with pools in Porto, you will have something exciting to do.