Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa
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... 1 hour by train from Porto. The main attraction here is the Bom Jesus do Monte, a church from the 1600's perched on the hill high up above the town itself. The most stunning aspect of this church is the monumental stairway leading up to it from 116 metres below. Quite the hike up but a great view. Sadly the church was undergoing repairs when we visited so half of it was covered by scaffolding. Still the staircase itself was very impressive and ...
... a city. The 4 hours we spent walking gave us a really good feel for Porto. The attractions are not as spread out as in Lisbon, there are more trendy shops, it feels more touristy and perhaps lively. One shopkeeper claimed it is a more friendly city. We don't necessarily agree.
Of course we choose the tour that had a late afternoon stop for the daily ration of custard tarts.
Memorable attractions included the side by side, lavishly decorated Rococo style ...
... as everyone seems to speak at least three or four! I found it a lively and bustling place but very easy going. People seemed in less of a hurry than in Spain and were keen to chat when serving you in shops and cafés. The people who owned the guest house couldn't do enough. I was offered a glass of port at 1030 am whilst they sat down with the map and showed me all the best places to visit. Had to decline however as stomach still queasy from the train journey. After ...
... that the black were better. We met a couple from England (Andy and Jenn). She was an out of work Chemist and he was in health care consulting. they had just celebrated their one year anniversary. We made small talk and then gave them a Cocoa Beach shark tooth necklace. I told him that when he wore it, he would have cut throat negotiating powers and he would be able to make deals happen. Not sure if it will work but, hey... fun to tease people. ...
... no sleep in Hostel), Croatia (the new Greek islands?), Slovenia (my favourite!), Austria (Alps!), Germany (Bavaria Fun), Switzerland (damn expensive), France (i don't like you atm).
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPorto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa
The Congress Hotel was an executive convention hotel . . .pricy but you get what you pay for. . . . and this hotel was Exceptional.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.