Maia is a great place to base yourself in Porto as some of the city’s most popular attractions are within easy reach. MAR Shopping and the Porto International Fair are two of the popular destinations in the area. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit Matosinhos Beach and the Leca da Palmeira Beach.
Maia has plenty of museums, exhibits and show venues within easy reach that make great places to visit. The area is a treasure trove for art lovers. Don’t miss the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. To experience Porto’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the acclaimed performing arts institutes such as the Casa da Musica.
Porto has some noteworthy places to see such as the Crystal Palace Gardens, Boavista Square and Aliados Square. To get a little closer to Porto’s heart and soul, spend a little time at the area’s holy places, such as Carmelitas Church.
If you love to shop, head to the various stores that are part of Norte Shopping.
Sports fans visiting Maia should head to nearby Bessa Stadium to see the Boavista F.C. doing battle with visiting teams. Look like a local and pull on the black and white, the colors of the Boavista F.C..
Finding somewhere handy to stay in Maia is a breeze. For a good night’s sleep check out the amenities at the Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa, the Park Hotel Porto Aeroporto, and the Tiara Park Atlantic Porto.