Castelo de Santa Catarina
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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking hotel
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... amazing. Then on to see the City Hall and the square dominated by the statue of D. Pedro IV and passing Fashion Clinic, one of a small chain of fashion shops owned by Amérigo Amorim's daughter. After passing by the Clérigos Tower and church we went into the amazing bookshop whose elaborate staircase was the inspiration for JK Rowling's moving staircase in Harry Potter; apparently she was then married to a Portuguese and lived in Oporto. The shop was, of course, full ...
Some of the buildings had amazing use of the tiles. the pictures were often in the blue and white but general decorations could be a much bigger range. Internal pictures were often more colorful.
I was also quite surprised at one point to look in through what looked like a garage door in a 5 story building and see the size of machinery- trucks and diggers etc at work. ...
We are first down to breakfast at 07.30. This is a sumptuous meal with a huge array of dishes to choose from. We are at Sao Bento station in plenty of time to ensure we get a good seat which we do. The train leaves on time at 09.10. Apart from one stunning view across the bridges in Porto on the first minute or two the first hour of the journey is through towns and villages away from the river. After an hour the train track runs along the ...
... are great, but mostly Americans hate them, and I know Memphians will never be able to drive them. Can you imagine driving Germantown Parkway without all the lights? Except we will never get it right. We LOVE them here though, it took Armando about 10 minutes to be an expert navigating them.
So here we are in Porto, in the north of Portugal. When Porto's Christians conquered the Moors in the southern half of ...
We meant to arrive in Porto at about 5 PM, but we didn't even leave Sintra for Lisbon until 5 PM, so we didn’t arrive in Porto until 10 PM. Thankfully, our directions in Porto were okay. We only got a little bit lost, but we found a nice Portuguese couple to help us. The hostel was very nice and in a great part of town—right on the main shopping street. Because it was Sunday and Portugal is a Catholic country, ...