Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Porto is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's monuments, history and museums with a rental holiday home in Porto. Well known for its riverfront, cafes and shopping, this romantic city won't disappoint. Local cultural sights include Casa da Musica and Museum of Port Wine. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in Porto

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Porto a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sandeman Cellars (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Gaia Cable Car (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Ramos Pinto Cellars (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Offley Cellars (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Taylor’s Port Cellars (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Real Companhia Velha Cellars (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Porto

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Porto is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Garden of St. Lazarus (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Boavista Square (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Crystal Palace Gardens (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Jardim do Morro Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Passeio Alegre Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Carneiro Beach (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Porto

Fly into Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro), the closest airport, located 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Porto Sao Bento Station, Porto Campanha Station and Campanhã Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around Porto by catching a ride on the metro at Trindade Station, Aliados Station or Bolhao Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Porto?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,338 holiday rentals around Porto. From 345 Houses to 1,815 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Porto is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Porto?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Porto. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • União de Freguesias do Centro: 1,782 holiday rentals
  • Boavista: 840 holiday rentals
  • Aldoar Foz do Douro e Nevogilde: 124 holiday rentals
  • Centro / Baixa: 1,775 holiday rentals
  • Ribeira Square: 2,759 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Porto! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Porto?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Porto with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Foz do Douro: 2,382 holiday homes
  • Esmoriz: 215 holiday homes
  • Lavra: 2,423 holiday homes
  • Vila Chã: 390 holiday homes
  • Aldoar: 2,355 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Porto?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Porto. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ribeira Square: 2,759 holiday rentals
  • Ferreira Borges Market: 2,760 holiday rentals
  • Palacio das Artes: 2,763 holiday rentals
  • Douro River Lighthouse: 2,802 holiday rentals
  • Portuguese Photography Center: 2,776 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Porto listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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