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The house is located in a fishing village that preserve their traditions
Several events take place, religious, sporting, musical.
In the lunch hour at the streets baked fish on the grill and the conviviality people make the taste of passers by.
Women wash their clothes in public tank and dry the clothes on the wires giving a festive air to the place.
Located 100 meters, Douro Marina with boats from around the world.
The ornithological natural park where you can observe several birds in their habitat, can walk for 10 minutes and is in the Douro estuary.
Typical restaurants, boat rental, bicycles, water sports, gym and spa, Port wine cellars, river and sea beaches, ornithological natural park. All right in front of Porto, 10 minutes from the bustling downtown. You can reach the Port in several ways. In Gaia Historical Center (3 Km on foot) you can also take the Gaia aerial lift near the Port Wine Cellars. Gaia Historical Center and then cross the river in Ponte D. Luís I is in Ribeira, the historical center of the World Heritage.
Down the street, you can cross the river by boat (every 30 m). The boat ticket is 2 € (plus 1 € if you have a bicycle). On the other side of the river you can take the bus (line 500), the tourist or tram (Porto Tramway City Tour, line 1, every 30m).
Bus stop at the end of the street, in front of the river (Line 14 - Gaia Metro, Line 18 - Porto Boavista - House of Music, Line 27 - Porto Historic Center).
A 3 km walk along the river will take you to the Port Wine Cellars in Gaia Historical Center. After crossing Bridge Luis I will be in Ribeira - Porto Historic Center. Keep going along the river to the area on the side of the Gaia pier. There you will find shelves to protect the bikes so that, if you wish, you can visit the Port wine cellars.
You will see on the river Douro anchored picturesque rabelos boats that in the past used to transport the wine from the Douro Valley north to the Port cellars in Gaia to be aged and bottled. There are also card / gift shops and a variety of restaurants with international and Portuguese cuisine. You can board a cruise boat up the Douro River from here. At the end of the avenue side of the pier cross the Luis bridge and turn left to Porto Ribeira. Once again you will find some very good typical Portuguese restaurants and cafes under the backdrop of old houses. If you still have the energy, then cycle up Rua Mouzinho da Silveira to Avenida dos Aliados, which is the heart of the historic center.
You can get Andante tickets at the airport to use on the bus near the apartment, which will take you to Ribeira de Gaia or in Porto or Avenida dos Aliados for a good navigation radiating out from the center.
If you like old buildings, the Port has many, especially clad the steep banks of the Douro River. On the south bank, in Vila Nova de Gaia, you can visit the 'Porto' wine cellars for a piece of winemaking history, wine tasting and even buy. .
The city of Porto is of great historical interest. The Romanesque Cathedral (If 'Port) D. John I of Portugal married D. Philippa of Lancaster, sister of King Henry IV of England and daughter of John Gaunt. The Portuguese-English alliance (Treaty of Windsor 1386) is the oldest military alliance registered the world. His son Prince Henrique was born in 1394 in Porto, probably when the royal couple was living in the city, now a museum called Casa do Infante (Prince's House).
Porto was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
Places to visit and things to do:
Ribeira (dockside) in Porto and Gaia sides and its typical and trendy restaurants.
Caves of Port wine (cellars) tasting and guided tours.
Stock Exchange Palace Museum (19th century stock exchange).
Tram Museum (traffic museumGet the full listing »