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Oporto Airport, also known as Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport, is an international airport in Portugal serving the city of Porto (Oporto) and the surrounding area. Oporto Airport is located about 7 miles (11 km) from the city center, in the municipalities of Maia, Matosinhos, and Vila d Conde. According to a 2011 statistic, Oporto Airport handled a total traffic of 6 million passengers as of December 30, making it the second busiest airport in the country. The main airlines operating at Oporto Airport include Air Berlin, Air Transat, EasyJet, Iberia, Lufthansa, Luxair, Ryanair, SATA International, TAP Portugal, Transavia and Volotea. Oporto Airport also handles cargo operations. If a trip to Oporto or the surrounding area is coming up in the near future, you will most likely land on Oporto Airport.
Top Attractions within Oporto Airport
Museums. Oporto is not home to major museums like Lisbon is, but it does have some pretty interesting museums and cultural institutions worth visiting. These are the Arqueossitio da Rua de D. Hugo, Casa-Museu Guerra Junqueiro, Casa de Serralves, Casa do Infante, Museu Militar do Porto, Museu Romantico, Museum of Sacred Art and Archaeology of The Higher Seminary of Oporto, National Museum Soares dos Reis, and Serravales Foundation.
The Church of Saint Francis (Igreja de Sao Francisco) is the most representative religious site in Porto and one of the most prominent examples of Gothic architecture. Its outstanding Baroque inner decoration is also to be noted, though. The church dates back from 1223 and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another impressive church you should visit while in Oporto is the Clerigos Church and its tall bell tower--the Torre dos Clerigos--which is visible from various points of the city.
Restaurants. Oporto is a great provider of culinary opportunities and gastronomy, featuring several dishes from traditional Portuguese cuisine. You can experience these and more in the numerous restaurants in Oporto, such as Wine Quay Bar, O Paparico, Ines do Alexio, Kyodai, Pedro Lemos Restaurante, Camafeu, and many others.