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... mosaic), then across the street to view the Cathedral.
Talk about opulent!!! The altar is a sight to see. Gilt everywhere, black painted surfaces with gilt pillars and angels. A little over the top for my taste. Nothing like the Bernini Altar in St. Peters….much more somber and dark.
The houses here open to the narrow streets. The doors and windows are configured in such a way so as to allow the cool shady air in and to force ...
... We arrived at the new marina in the river Douro which is not too far from Porto. The marina is near a very pleasant fishing village which we explored in the afternoon.
The next day (Saturday) we wanted to take a local bus to Porto but there were very few so we decided to walk there.
Explored Gaia (where all the port distilleries are) and then took the cable car to the top of ...
... off to explore the city as a tourist. Wow - what an incredible place! I'm sure my iPhone pictures won't do it justice, but attaching them anyway (FYI travelpod puts them in story randomly from remote app, so apologies if it's confusing). Here are some highlights: - Taking the city tour bus to get it all in - stoping at the Atlantic to check out the beach - taking a cable car ride over the Port wine cellars to the top of ...
... never see again but who knows, perhaps one day our paths might cross again.
Another night to sleep in as we have a late afternoon flight to Lisbon where we spend the night before heading home. The only problem that remains is repacking our luggage.
So we say farewell to the city of Porto. Everyone agrees that it is a lovely destination worthy of a visit. We all enjoyed our time here.
We arrived in Porto two days ago, just a hop, skip and jump from Coimbra and we were driving into the Orbitur campsite in the suburb of Madalena. The beach is at the end of the road and there is a boardwalk and cycle path that run for miles down the coast. It is a great place for a campsite nestled in amongst eucalyptus trees, no koalas in sight. This is the north end of Portugal and it is hard ...