Porto Cardosas Pateo
This is a one-bedroom apartment with a generous living-room with a balcony facing the Cardosas Pateo, in a completely new building rebuilt with the same care and craftsmanship of older days, located in the historical downtown centre of the city. Ideal for a couple.
Although you have the public parking garage just beneath (20€ a day) you are two steps away from the main avenue, Aliados and São Bento train station. The location is the right starting point to discover de city and its monumentality.
You can walk down to the Ribeira riverside, cross the Luis I bridge and visit the famous Port Wine Caves. There, among other monuments to visit like the Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace), the house where Infante Dom Henrique (Henry the Navigator) is supposed to be born and the old churches, you may find the tramway that takes you to the Foz sea side.
It's also advisable to pick the line 500 bus just around the corner, that drives you all along the beautiful water front of the river and the Atlantic sea towards Matosinhos, real kingdom of the World's Best Fish (W'BF). We'll tell you some secrets about what to do there.
You can walk to the nearby Clérigos Tower, the 112 years old Lello Bookshop (remember J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter's Hogwarts?), one of the most beautiful library's in the world, visit the museums: Centro Português de Fotografia (photography), Museu Soares dos Reis (fine arts), Museu da Misericórdia (sacred art) and also Porto's Art District with plenty of art galleries.
Returning to the apartment you'll have a comfortable atmosphere, the veranda where to taste a glass of good wine or simply relax before going out to dinner.
Some of the best restaurants of Porto are only a couple of minutes away. If you prefer to cook your own meal there is a supermarket just 50 meters from the door.