Quality Inn Portus Cale
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... spot of JK Rowling's. We both loved Porto and enjoyed our time here. The hotel staff told us it was so good to see us spend 4 nights here as so many people only give Porto one day as an afterthought after visiting Lisbon and are disappointed they don't stay in porto longer on seeing it. After spending equal time in both Lisbon and Porto we would have to agree that Porto is the far prettier city of the 2 places and well deserving of a longer ...
... s tiles, stuccoes, iron work, street signs etc. As there seems to be quite a few derelict and abandoned buildings this is an excellent way to preserve part of their architectural history.
The Se or Cathedral of Porto has a couple of memorable features. Recalling something special about each church we visit, when we see so many, is the only way not to forget them. On the steps to the entrance there was an unusual coiled serpent with a dog like head. Inside, close to the ...
... to walk around the center of the city and then get some dinner. We went to a restaurant called Piolho, which is known to make a great Francesinha. That is a sandwich that started in Porto, which has a hamburger patty, ham, sliced sausage and salami, and then an egg on top, all coated with melted cheese slices, and it sits in a spicy sauce that I couldn't even begin to describe. I'll google it and add that later. It was one of the greatest sandwiches I've ever had, I would ...
... of wine and tomato salad. YUMMY
Walked up some huge stairs and looked at the top of all the run down buildings. kinda crazy how many holes are in the roofs and how many are crumbling into the earth. Met some people from TX as we walked across the famous bridge and talked them into taking our picture.
Took a little sky cab / gondola thing down from the bridge to the port wine cellar area. Porto is famous for port wine. it is absolutely terrible no ...
... 10, 20 and 30 years of age. But all of the ports here are actually made in the nearby Douro river valley with its unique microclimate and ground composition, and then transported to these cellars for aging and tasting. Very similar to how wine is made, port requires an extra step of adding brandy, which stops the fermentation process resulting in a much sweeter wine and a much higher alcohol content. We visited three different port cellars during our stay in Porto and picked up ...
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