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Shining view in the city heart at Porto
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Recently renovated apartments (6) with modern architecture in an old building, in the heart of Oporto, with the Douro River and the wine cellars of Porto on its feet. Upon arrival you will feel the comfort of a real home prepared specially for your needs.
The apartments are located in an iconic building 2 min walk from the famous Ribeira with its restaurants, bars and boat trips, 2 min from the cathedral and 7 min from São Bento station.
Porto - must be visited:: Porto has an excellent new airport (received ACI Airport Service Quality awards last year) and several companies operating. Ryanair established recently a hub. Airport is connected to the city centre by Metro. One of the oldest cities in Europe, Porto has enjoyed World Heritage classification since 1996. Perched on the banks of river Douro, one of its six bridges was designed by Gustave Eiffel, whose signature touch is immediately recognised. Along these very banks, visit the iconic cellars and discover more than 30 Port wine labels, most of which are world-famous. Within the town of Porto itself, lovely vast panels of Portuguese tiles, in all number of intricate designs and colours, can be admired in Carmo Church, Almas Chapel, the interior of Sao Bento station and indeed along many of its rustic streets. The town is equally rich in historic monuments and outstanding examples of Baroque architecture, such as Sao Francisco, the Santa Clara churches.
Porto - Comtemporary architecture:: In more recent years, Porto has carved an enviable reputation for its contemporary architecture, including modern designs such as the Serralves Contemporary Art Museum and House of Music, both of which host permanent exhibitions and shows.
By train one day journey: Costa Verde lies in the Northern region of Portugal, and includes wonderful, charming cities such as Braga, Guimaraes and Viana, all located just 50 – 70 km from Porto. Day trips are easily organised from Porto’s Sao Bento Station. Don't miss Douro valley, also a World Heritage landscape, train from Sao Bento station, goes up the river Douro to the vineyards where Port Wine is produced.
To reach us, there are a lot of options:
-Airport shuttle (Hotel-to-Hotel) – daily service from (phone number hidden) – 6,00€/single trip. They have a shuttle stop at the exit of the airport in front of the Avis Rent a Car. They go out to the city center and they can leave you in the street of the apartment (50m).
-Metro - line E-Violet (Aeroporto – Estádio do Dragão), then go till Trindade station and catch another metro to S. Bento (yellow line). The Andante ticket needed for this journey can be purchased at any of the automatic ticket machines in the Metro station – occasional ticket (Z4). It costs 2.30€, is valid for 1 hour and 15 minutes and is also rechargeable. If you come by metro then you have to walk all the Rua das Flores till Largo S.Domingos, then turn right to Rua do Belomonte, continue straight and you'll find Rua das Taipas and the apartment (less than 10 minutes walking).
-To get to the city center by bus, you can take either line 601 or 602, the last stop is 5minutes walking from the apartments, they stop at Cordoaria and you just need to go down Taipas Street (on the right side of Centro Português de Fotografia – cpf). In this case, you can buy a single trip ticket on the bus, costing 1.80€.
-Another option is to take a taxi which costs between 20/25 €.
-We also provide an aiport pick up for 25€.
Details for shinyview1 Studio, Sleeps 19, 1 Bathroom
- non smoking only
- long term rentals available
- wheelchair accessible
- children welcome