Estalagem Santa Catarina
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... adjacent to a church that sits upon the highest hill in Porto. Built in 1732, the church and tower are constructed in traditional Baroque architecture and a beautiful landmark seen from about every vantage point in Porto. In centuries past, the tower served as a watch and defense tower. The tower has some 240 narrow and winding steps that you can climb to a narrow, circular viewing deck. The climb is slightly treacherous and people heading up must ...
... an international natural park with
several overlooks on the Portuguese side (maybe Spanish too) which I hit in the
morning before continuing on to the Alto Douro wine region. The Grand Canyon it
is not, but it’s an impressive gorge even if the river is now dammed at spots
for hydroelectricty and flood control.
Miranda do Douro is another one of those places where I
continued to be ...
... on a high ridge, giving sweeping views into Spain, only about 10 kilometres away. Food has been amazing. Markets, even the tiny 'mini-mercados' sell great fresh fruit and vegetables. The tomatoes all taste home grown, there is nothing supermarket-hydroponic bland about the produce. The bread is equally fresh and full of bite and flavour. The best bakery we found was on a road in a small village we were driving through one morning, where the local baker sold ...
... Bolhao Market is open everyday except Sunday and it had everything to offer. It was not too busy today as we reached it around lunch time, the early morning hours are when to go and buy your produce etc. if you lived here. We are mostly tourists of every age group invading this colourful, very old, and eclectic space. The vendors are families comprising of many generations, all working to make their living by selling their product together in this place. It is ...
... driving down the tiny goat tracks from the "Mill Farm", before we stopped at a Repsol garage on the motorway, after approximately 30 kilometres of driving. In the garage, we were asked by a local toll cop (who is similar to those people who work for Eastlink, and monitor everyone's e-Tags), why we weren't paying our tolls. Dad explained that there were no toll booths to pay at, which was correct, however in Portugal there is a new system being ...
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