Proper little tourists – Porto

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Portugal is hot! Five degrees warmer than Islas Cíes – with staggering sunsets from the marina, halfway up from the mouth of the estuary to the city centre.

They deliver bread every morning – in direct proportion to the number of crew on board. We like this.

The rain in Spain does not stay mainly on the plain – it seems to fall on the Atlantic coastal resorts for the most part, and Portugal is no different. Heaving it down on our first morning, so a good day for tourism.

Churches (Sé Catedral, Igreja de São Francisco – Gothic Baroque), museums (the latter plus the Instruments of Torture Exhibition, and finishing off with the really very good indeed interactive navigation museum) and shopping punctuated our stroll around town either side of a tourist-trappy lunch on the Ribeira (in fairness one of the least tourist-trappy of the establishments along the tourist trap!).

Priority for day two was a port cellar tour. We all enjoyed Graham’s tour which stepped up as Churchill’s, our initial plan, decided to close their doors to Sunday tourists. The children were all delighted to sample 20% alcohol, even if the adults were less impressed – “champagne taste, beer money”, as the saying goes.

Nous avons beaucoup aimé Porto. Un labyrinthe de rues étroites qui montent et qui descendent sur le flanc d’une colline. Une architecture diverse avec de jolis monuments style gothiques/ baroques, des maisons avec des façades entièrement carrelées et décorées, des maisons complètement delabrées, le tout se côtoyant allègrement.

 

Igreja de São Francisco

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Public laundry

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Sé Catedral do Porto

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Porto

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Instruments of torture exhibition

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World of discoveries – interactive museum

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Graham’s porto cellars

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4 Responses to Proper little tourists – Porto

  1. Yzerman Dyjp says:

    🎋🎉🎊🎐🎈🎆🎇🎬🎤🎧🎹🎼🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵Albane 🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵🎻🎺🎷🎸🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸
    J espère que mon énième mess 🎂est enfin arrivé 😖😂😃😘😘😘😘😘😘
    Du clan familial des vierges (ta sœur , moi et toi ….et il y avait aussi Mamie)
    Bon vent et bonne mer
    Ici toujours l été à Nice 😄☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

  2. Les rousset says:

    ah ah ah Albane et son cire jaune !!! Trop belle ! Bon vous devez etre en train de cuver le Porto a l’heure qu’il est….c’est bien vous ne perdez pas le rythme ! tchin tchin !

  3. Vales says:

    C est originale comme expo. Ça change…
    Sinon vous avez l’air d’être tous en super forme. Les garçons changent surtout Hugo qui fait vraiment ados. Et James le skater… Nous constatons que le skate fait parti des affaires gardées dans le bateau…ça prend pas de place…du tout. 😉
    Et ma toute belle Daisy, tu grandis toi aussi.
    Nous vous embrassons très très fort et à très vite, pour lire la suite de vos aventures.
    Bises des 4 verlet

  4. Yzerman Dyjp says:

    🙊 attention à l abus de porto 🍸🍷
    Prochaine étape ❓

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