Dom Henrique Hotel
Travel Blogs from Porto
... the waterfront promenade. A great place to sit for a drink and take in the view . We took a boat cruise along the Duoro for one hour, travelling under the many bridges which connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia on the other side. From here we had a great view of the hillside and the cable car and funiculars surrounding it. We had a lovely lunch right on the waterfront and enjoyed the sunshine. After lunch we took a tour of the Palácio da ...
... paintings on the stone pillars are still quite visible and the cloisters are lined with azulijos scenes.
I realise that food has not had a mention in any blog for a while. Those of my readers who know me well will be asking why not? To date most of the food has been similar, tuna salads for lunch (always really fresh, healthy and delicious) or sandwiches, the bread is also varied and delicious, and grilled fish or meat for dinner, mostly served with vegetables, ...
Just a 'pre' p.s. Jed thought it was hilarious to hack into my iPad setting and change some shortcuts...he knows my pet hate is 'you' written as 'u' and he also he changed 'the' to 'teh' another one was 'to' and 'too' and anyone w an iPhone/iPad knows how frustrating it is to change a shortcut. I didn't realised till I'd written the majority of this, I'll try to spell check it, but we all know how awful I am at spelling and grammar! After the whirlwind that was San Fermin we ...
... from wood fired pizza, conserved fish or jamon and cheese platters, to sushi, mini francesinhas and cod fish pastel de nata.
... br> We saw a young addict failing over as she insistently tried to help an elderly woman across the road (there are apparently big drug problems in Porto), and even a pimp with his three toothless prostitutes. This is a city of character.
We finished in a seaside village called San Pedro just out of the city. This time accompanied by a couple of Ports- here the unemployment issue was evident, with the pub filled with underemployed fisherman ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services