Porto is one of the most renowned cities and also one of the top choices of tourists to visit. We offer a huge fleet of cars ranging from economical hatchback to luxurious SUVs and sedans. We recommend you to book car rental for Porto in advance to ensure the availability of car of your choice. We have tie-ups with top car rental suppliers in Porto such as Hertz, Alamo, and Dollar Thrifty and support various rental locations.
Guide to Porto
Porto is the second largest city of Portugal and is the commercial and industrial heart of the country. Porto has been in existence since the latter part of Roman Empire when it was called Portus Calle. Porto was established along the hills overlooking the Douro River estuary and its historical center was presented World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto has a medieval heart but many more gothic buildings are expanding throughout the city. It is unusual among Portuguese cities in having lot of its monumental buildings made from granite instead of limestone. Transport links are excellent and its pleasing climate and nearby attractive beaches are a draw for the crowds especially during the summer period.
Porto Airport also known as Sa Carneiro Airport is establishes 10 miles from the downtown and takes flights from all over the Europe. Both EasyJet and Ryanair offer flights from the UK giving cheap access to enthrall of the city. Transport from the airport is best taken by metro straight into the downtown or by hire a car. At night only taxis can get you away from the airport.
Attractions/Things to do in Porto
Porto is rather varied architecturally with medieval as well as modern living side by side. Start at the part of the city called Ribeira which is the gateway to the ancient UNESCO protected old city. Your camera will get a good work there with attractive houses side by side with municipal buildings and the river as background. No trip to Porto would be complete without a visit to the caves where the port wine is stored. You will be offered free tasting on many of the tours. If you like football then you will also want to view the home of the Manchester United of Portugal, FC Porto. The world famous Modern Art museum at Serralves and the Casa da Musica concert hall live in the area known as Boavista. Porto is a mystical city that exposes its charm to the visitor through time.
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