Porto

Portugal

I spent 3 days in Porto in August of 2014. It's an incredible city to visit - the people are friendly, the food is delicious, the weather is fantastic, and the Port requires me to make an entirely separate Story.

Be on the lookout for Portugal's famous tile work throughout the city.

The city's itself is beautiful, with stunning old architecture and split by the Rio Douro running through it.

Crossing the infamous Dom Luis Bridge will bring you to Vila Nova de Gaia, home of the Port Lodges.

Touring a Port Lodge is a must while visiting Porto. We did so at Graham's and were not disappointed. This was also possibly the finest of all the Port wines we tasted (and we tasted PLENTY) - I'll likely do a separate album with all the Port tasting photos, but thought it would be a miss not to mention it here, as it's such a big part of the city. Graham's is also a gorgeous lodge. It's a hike to get to, but worth it just to take in the breeze in the hills and relax. The next page is the view from Graham's overlooking the Douro.

You can cross Dom Luis Bridge at both the upper and lower decks. The Upper gives stunning views of both the city proper, and Vila Nova de Gaia.

Sé do Porto is the Porto Cathedral and one of its oldest monuments.

If you hoof it to the top of Vila Nova de Gaia, there's Montseiro da Serra do Pilar, where there are panoramic views of the city and Dom Luis.

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