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TravelPod Member ReviewsGaia Porto
Disappointingly tacky. The setting is very photogenic, but it's over-run with tourists. Tourists gawping at other tourists isn't my idea of a fun holiday.
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Porto (or Oporto to some) is a must-see for visitors to Portugal, and our main reason for staying in Viseu was that it was fairly close to Porto. Up till now we'd been pleasantly distracted by the attractions at our doorstep, but we decided this would be the day that we'd drive the 130km to Porto. As already mentioned, the Portugese motorways are …
We boarded our ship!!!
small but nicely laid out..except for the SMALL bsthroon! Had to squat to shave me legs!,,
aug 10 - we had a laid back day..just cruising today!
aug. 11 - morning of sailing, then in the afternoon, a trip to Castelo Rodrigo..11th century church, a place for pilgrims to stop at. And a not so great wine tasting!,, but we persevered!
trouble trying to upload pictures,...will try later if a better wifi connection :(
Once at the promenade we walked along the markets beneath the enormous bridge before deciding to jump on a cruise up the river to see the array of bridges that Porto was famous for. At 1:30 we hopped on our boat and squeezed ourself up the front to get the best view possible. As we sailed up the river, we were amazed at the architecture of the bridges. All 6 of them were magnificent and boasted incredible architecture. The ...
... with me. Their seasoning is very delicate - not too salty or greasy. Reminded me of how I loved every food I had in Brazil.
We are in the room and we just saw a beautiful sunset from the window. And now I can see sky and water merging together into blue-grey colour as it gets darker. Beautiful end of the day. Tomorrow I hope to sleep a little bit longer - Portugal is one hour later than Spain. And will explore the city of Porto!
... yes, so what did we actually do in Porto apart from eat Franchesinha?
Port Tasting. Obviously, this is a must. If you hadn’t figured it out yet, Porto is where Port, the fortified wine comes from. (Not everyone makes the connection!) Fun fact 1. Vintage port isn’t in fact one that has been left to mature for many years. A vintage port is made from the harvest of a declared vintage year; a special year when all ...
Other places to stay in Porto
Rua de Serralves, 124, Porto | 5 star hotelfrom $75
Rua Tenente Valadim 146, Porto | 5 star hotelfrom $97
- Fantastic hotel
- Great hotel but far from city centre
- Nice ... but
Avenida Boavista 1269, Porto | 5 star hotelfrom $108
Av. da Boavista, 1466, Porto | 5 star hotelfrom $104
- Simply good
- Superb Hotel
- Meriden atlantic - great hotel
Rua Senhora do Porto 930, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $36
Rua GonÃ§alo Sampaio, 282, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $72
PraÃ§a da Batalha,127 - 130, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $66
Via del Tritone, 210, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $51
PraÃ§a da Batalha, 116, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $75
- Good Value close to the centre
- Location says it all!
- Great value and location
Rua do Campo Allegre, 156/172, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Rua Do Amial 601-607, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $55
Rua Santa Catarina 197, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $84
- Very Small Rooms
- Perfect for a short break
- Pay a little more and get a real 3-star hotel
Rua Jaime Brasil, 40, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $66
Rua Dr. Marques de Carvalho, 111, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $80
Rua do Rosario, 160 - 164, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $75
- Fantastic value, extremely comfortable, great location
- Beautiful Value!
- No concpet of customer service
Rua Guedes De Azevedo 179, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Rua Maria Feliciana, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $74
Av. FernÃ£o de MagalhÃ£es, 7, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $83
- Excellent Hotel
- Perfect Location
- Professionalism and a Fantastic View of Porto
Praca D Filippa de Lancastre 62, Porto | 5 star hotelfrom $127
Avda Da Boavista 1060, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $58
Rua da Alegria 685-689, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $55
Rua Dr Placido Costa, Porto | 2 star hotelfrom $47
Praca Coronel Pacheco 52, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $71
Av Fernao Magalhaes 247, Porto | 2 star hotelfrom $59
Praca da Ribeira 1, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- Location, Location, Location
- What a find!
- Fabulous spot to relax and view porto
Esplanada do Castelo, 58, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $110