Apartment in Oporto 05 - managed by travelingtolisbon
Description from the manager
This apartment at the city of Oporto is at the first floor of a modern building, which has a children playing area, and sports areas - soccer, basketball and tennis. The building also has a garage, that can be rented by an extra fee upon demand. It has an elevator, being accessible to wheelchair.
The flat has been furnished and renewed to include the following:
a dining and living room, also having a single sofa-bed, cable TV and CD player; it as a balcony;
a kitchen, totally equipped with stove and oven, washing machine, microwave and fridge with freezer;
one sleeping room with a king-size double bed (165 cm); there is also a folded extra bed;
a bathroom with bathtub.
There is central heating.
There is wireless internet access.
This apartment to rent in Oporto is located in Paranhos, more precisely in at the neighborhood of Antas, name known internationally due to the soccer stadium of Oporto also named the "Dragon's Stadium".
In the XVI and XVII centuries the parishes started their demarcation surrounding the churches. These were built together or by the richest people and were called “Villas” or “Aldeyas”. The same proceeding happened in Paranhos, first called “Paramus”. This area was the centre of its initial population and the other “villas” gave origin to the different parishes. In 1837, more precisely at the 27th of September, Paranhos started to belong to Porto city. Until today this parish is increasing but maintains the initial rural characteristics like small shops where affability is dominant.
In this area, you can easily go to House of Music (Casa da Música) that was built for Porto 2001 (capital of culture) where various concerts of different kinds of music take place. It is located at Rotunda da Boavista Garden. You can also go to the garden Arca d’Água in Praça 9 de Abril. The garden has this name because in there you can find the old water reservoirs for Paranhos. These reservoirs were until the end of the XIX century the mainly supply of water to a lot of fountains spread all over Porto.
Near the apartment you can find all kind of commerce, a big shopping mall and diverse public transports including the Porto subway (closer stop: Combatentes at 100m) that can bring you from the airport or take you to the centre, to some beaches or even to the casino at Póvoa do Varzim.
To go to the city centre like Ribeira you can walk (45 mints) or take the subway – 5 minutes till the station Av dos Aliados and then 10 minutes walking.
After Ribeira, if you cross the bridge S. Luis, you will be at one of the Porto's caves tasting some of the best brands.
If you take the bus to Foz, in 10 minutes you will be by the see, relaxing in a terrace. If you prefer to go to Espinho, to the beach or the casino, you will take the train at the rich (azulejos) station of S. Bento.
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