Visit one of Europe's oldest and most enchanting cities, Oporto, Costa Verde, Portugal
, the capital of the north region of Portugal, and stay in an accommodation through Owner Direct Vacation Rentals Inc. Choose from beautiful villas or stunning apartment rentals. The city of Oporto spans a gorge at the mouth of the Douro River as it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Oporto is the second largest city in Portugal
has the second largest urban area as well. Many accommodation options are available including condo and villa rentals, to apartment rentals and vacation rental houses.
The riverside district of Riberira is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
and is comprised of the medieval borough located inside the 14-century Romanesque wall. The Oporto Cathedral is the oldest surviving structure in the city along with other small medieval churches, city walls and a few 15-century houses. Palácio da Bolsa is a historic building that is popular to visit while in Oporto. The highlight being the Arab Room, which was built between 1862 and 1880. Stay near the Palácio da Bolsa in a villa, apartment or condo rental or choose from many other vacation rentals available. Accommodations are available year round for short or long term lodging periods and a villa or apartment rental is great lodging choice
One of the most interesting facts about Oporto, Portugal is that it is the birthplace for the world famous fictional character, Harry Potter
. The author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, wrote her first book while living in Oporto and teaching English
. Oporto is also famous for its export of Port wine. This fortified wine is produced exclusively in the Douro Valley
. Often served as a dessert wine, Port wine is a sweet, red wine but also comes in dry, semi-dry and white varieties. No matter what type of vacation accommodations you are looking for, you will find it at Owner Direct Vacation Rentals...including villa rentals, apartment rentals, condo rentals, etc.