My River Place are two apartments decorated with furniture from the beginning of the twentieth Century in an atmosphere of charm and refinement so that you feel involved in the historic town. Both have fabulous views over the River Douro and the city of Porto. The site where the building is located is the staging point for all tourists for photographs, because the beauty of the view that spans the River Douro, the Arrábida Bridge, Bridge D. Luis and historic area.
RIVER PLACE Nº 1-One bedroom with double bed, a bedroom with two single beds, living room with (a reading area and TV, dining area), kitchen and WC.
RIVER PLACE Nº 2 - One bedroom with double bed, a bedroom with three single beds, Large lounge with (office area, TV area with sofa which sleeps two people, dining area) Full kitchen and toilet. G
LOCATION: Cafes, bars and restaurants-50m, Bus stop tourist and city center, 50m underground stop-300m; Cruises on the Douro River-200m; Caves of Port-200m,-200m D.Luis Bridge; Zone historical city of Porto-400m.
I maps, tourist guides, GPS and wifi free
The city has recently constructed a number of cycle tracks that cross the city and run along the river and seafront, and one of these passes right a 200m by the apartment - you can rent bikes , walk or jog. For bird watchers there is even a new conservation area on the river Douro with a viewing point.
For kids there is a new Sea life centre , many play places , rickety old trams (a tram museum too), surf school, and plenty of child-friendly parks, including the enormous Parque de Cidade, and the very old Palacio Cristal with its views over the river. Portuguese restaurants are very family friendly and eating out with children is not only affordable but remarkably stress free.
The apartment is also ideally situated as a base for exploring the north of Portugal, including such places as the Peneda Geres national park, historic centres of Guimaraes (40 mins drive) , Braga (35 mins) , Viana do Castelo (40 mins), Coimbra (1 hour) and the Douro Valley. Even Santiago de Compostela is only an hour and a half by car. There is easy access to motorways and parking both on and off road directly outside the apartment.
A car is not necessary in Porto (especially the centre since parking is impossible), but can be very useful for exploring further afield.
Inside the apartment is extensive information on where to eat, how to get around and what to see.
The apartment enjoys a prime location opposite the River Douro. Located in Ribeira de Gaia, is a few minutes walk from the Port Wine Cellars and the historic center of Porto. About 2 minutes walk from the apartment are many restaurants with typical regional food, cafes, bars,and main shopping streets. If you want to visit the city of Oporto, just need to cross the bridge D. Louis, and into the heart of Oporto where you can enjoy unique features of the historic center of Porto (without transport) .)
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, town hall.
Porto - Comtemporary architecture: In more recent years, Porto has carved an enviable reputation for its contemporary architecture, two laureate Pritzker prize Siza Vieira (1992) and Souto Moura (2011) including modern designs such as the Serralves Comtemporary Art Museum and House of Music, both of which host permanent exhibitions and shows.
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May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.