Did you know that Porto and North of Portugal has an international airport with 65 direct connections to 25 destinations and that 14 of these are located in Europe at a distance not exceeding 4 ½ hours - the ideal distance for a short trip enabling enjoyment of your weekends and holidays in this region? Porto airport offers safety and comfort, having been elected by the Airports Council International as one of the five best European airports. But if you travel either by car or train, the region also has easy accessibility conditions. The destination Porto and North of Portugal is ready to welcome you.

Enjoy shopping in Porto and North of Portugal and involve yourself in our open markets and dynamic shops with unique products. Your stay cannot be distracted from our heritage and culture. The city of Porto, which gave its name to a generous wine produced in the Douro, Port Wine, maintains one of the most iconic historical centers in the country, classified as a World Heritage by UNESCO. On the other side of the river Douro, in Vila Nova de Gaia, are situated the cellars where the Port Wine is stored since the 18th century. Also in less than 2 hours from the metropolitan area of ​​Porto you can visit other equally unique cities like Guimarães, also distinguished by UNESCO, or venture into the Douro or Minho, two regions producers of excellent wines. If you are interested in outdoor activities the region of Porto and North of Portugal provides unique landscapes and conditions at the ideal distance from a short stay. There are many opportunities ... the plateaus of Trás-os-Montes, the reservoir in Azibo, the river pathways of Paiva, among others.

The industry also finds in the North of Portugal a collection of high interest that goes through the manufacture of pencils and headdress in São João da Madeira; the jewelry in Póvoa do Lanhoso and Gondomar; the footwear industry in Oliveira de Azeméis, Guimarães, Felgueiras, São João da Madeira and Santa Maria da Feira; the canned industry in Matosinhos, the cosmetics in which the Ach Brito Company stands out in the creation of beauty soaps, having important clients such as Hollywood personalities; the Nelo Company in Vila do Conde, a world reference in the construction of kayaks including hundreds of Olympic medalists and one of the greatest figures in the world in the construction of violins; the Capela Family of Espinho, which manufactures, among other models, the Guarneri-us and Stradivari-us, having served renowned musicians such as Gilphemina Suggia, Henry Mouton, Rene Bohet and François Bross.

From nature to culture, there are plenty of reasons to take a short break in Porto and North of Portugal. Come and visit us!


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