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... of a picture of the staircase, but you'll have to see it for yourself if you want to truly experience the feeling of being in Harry potter world.
Our final stops before heading home were Casa da Musica, a concert hall designed by famous architect Rem Koolhaas, and the Sinagoga Kadoorie, the largest Jewish synagogue in the Iberian Penninsula. Overall, we did SO MUCH in two and a half days, but it was well worth it and a fantastic trip!
... an ancient castle - the birthplace of the nation. Walked through the narrow streets and squares of the old town, so lovely. Then we finally made our way back to Porto as it was now dark, and arrived about 8 pm. Poor Xavier really needed to go to bed, but he managed very well going out to dinner with us at another wonderful warm family style restaurant, Antonio's, where we had a huge dish of slow cooked veal, potatoes, greens......Miguel is known at all the places we go to ...
... and insisted it was not 'strong tasting'. He was wrong and when I mentioned it, he quickly replaced the dish with the other menu of the day option. Great service but not all the menu plates are not winners.
Taylor's Port Cellar
Ribeira district is the northern riverfront area. Vila Nova de Gaia, on the southern river front area, is where most of the Port cellars are located.
We made it over the bridge to the ...
... factory reopened in 2009 as the largest Pousada in Portugal. (Pousadas are a
chain of high end hotels which were former important historic buildings that
are owned by the Portuguese government).
An afternoon of rest by the river and the pool with dinner
reservations at 8:30 PM. We were seated at a fabulous table with open windows
overlooking the Duro River. And what spectacular food and service.
... an incredible staircase said to be the inspiration for J.K Rowling's staircase in Harry Potter. This place is over 100 years old and has a beautiful wooden ceiling in addition to the wacky stairs. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take pictures and the ones I tried to take secretly didn't turn out so well, but I highly recommend you google this place! It is crazy! Afterwards, Karliana and I walked to the City Hall where we would meet up for yet another ...