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The Charming Streets of Porto

If I’m honest I wasn’t all too familiar with the city of Porto until very recently. When you talk of Europe you usually hear in return, ‘ah yes, you must visit Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam!’ Poor old Porto never got a word in.
Nevertheless, we decided to make an afternoon stop in the city and well, well, well…it’s gorgeous.
We visited on a Sunday afternoon, so I can imagine the city wasn’t as busy as it could have been on an alternative day but as we made our way down to the river front the markets and restaurants produced an exciting atmosphere. We didn’t eat in the city unfortunately (apart from a delicious gelato) but if you wanted to there were some amazing spots along the waterfront if you wanted food with a view.
The one aspect of Porto which I adored however was the quaint, charming streets throughout the city. The old tiled buildings, lazy cats sunbathing, wrinkled faced ladies resting in their chairs, flowers and laundry from every window and balcony. It just felt so authentic, the old alleyways of Porto that must have been through and seen so much.

If only walls could talk…

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4 thoughts on “The Charming Streets of Porto”

  1. My grandparents live in Porto but sadly I only visited them there once in 2001. My Mother’s family is Portuguese is so I have lots of family scattered there and the summer of 2001 was spent meeting all the cousins, uncles and aunts I didn’t know so sadly not much sightseeing. I do remember loving Porto though. However I’m planing on visiting them again this coming January (already have the tickets!!) and this time round I will def include sightseeing in the itinerary!!

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