Portugal – Porto

We’re in Porto. This post skips a couple of detours (Cascais and Sintra) we took along the way. Catch up posts will follow as and when time allows.

For now, here are some of the highlights of Porto thus far.

The Douro River

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Porto - 7 Oct 2015 - 5

Port (of course)

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Porto - 6 Oct 2015 - 4

The Luiz I Bridge

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The Lello Bookstore

It’s not often that you get charged to enter a bookshop. The 3 Euro entry fee was instigated in July of this year to control the numbers of people who are there only to see and photograph the amazing Art Nouveau features of this interior. Guilty as charged. (Your fee comes off the price of any books you buy).

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Porto - Lello Bookstore 1

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The Majestic Cafe

We baulked at the 30 Euro per person breakfast and managed to get away with just over half that for two of us – coffee, tea, French toast and custard tarts.

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Tile art at Sao Bento Railway Station

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The Theatre District

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Art and decoration on signs and walls and shopfronts

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A Nutella dessert restaurant attracting the crowds

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Trams

 

 

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