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... The view of the city was fantastic and the extremely narrow path along sketchy old concrete stairs made the experience that much more sporty. From Clerigos we did some wandering around and settled on a place to eat a francesinha (Porto’s famous dish) made of bread, ham, sausage, steak, and covered with cheese, tomato and beer sauce, served with fries – sooo delicious! We then took care of some shopping and headed to see Sť do Porto Cathedral, then crossed the ...
St. Francis’s Cathedral in Porto is rightfully named the "Gold Cathedral." It is heavily ornated with gold everywhere. Gold statues, gold columns, gold ceilings, etc. The boys were especially amazed at all the gold and imagining how much all that gold was worth! The catacombs of ...
... across the river, so I’m leaving that for my next blog entry.
Porto has a stunning location on the very hilly north bank
of the Douro. The city sprawls up the hills from riverbank in way that seems
impossible. Why would you put a city here where the topography is so unfriendly
when I passed through long expanses of nearly flat countryside on the way from
Lisbon? Well, the river, of course. Way back when they thought of things
differently than we have in ...
... in Toormi' or Lavi' after being in Bowral- the women wore trackies and ugg boots with tattoos as accessories and there were lots of people still working well into their 70's. They all looked like they had had a tough life and the GFC had made things even tougher. Many shops were boarded up and gorgeous old buildings left for ruins: so many warehouses and architectural gems we would of loved to get our hands on, if only they were in Australia! Need-less to say our ...
... but we only had time for one city or activity, so we chose to visit Guimaraes.
Guimaraes was Portugal's first city and is another UNESCO site. While much of modern Portugal was ruled by Moors in the Middle Ages, this northern part remained Portuguese (to the extent that such an identity existed then). When Portugal's first king decided to embark on a campaign to reclaim the south from the Moors in the 12th century, he made Guimaraes his base ...