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11 September 2012 live report, Portugal 2 comments

Nicest bookstore in the world is in Porto

I’ve been in Porto and the region for the last few days… and I really enjoy… the mix between old and new, between ruined and restored, between water and hills is just amazing. The whole bohemian atmosphere around the two banks of the mighty Douro river would definitely touch you ! I promise to come back with more stories about this wonderful city, but until, then, I just want to show you some sights of Porto… just a sample !

Sights of Porto

Lufthansa strike

The last days before departure, I trembled a bit… Lufthansa was on strike ! But, Thanks God, it was not on strike on the day I had my flight ! They striked the next day :) Let them strike until they will join Malev and Spanair, my return ticket is with TAP !

Where to sleep in Portugal: Quality Hotel in Porto

This was my hotel. Quite cool isn’t it ? So, I should thank to my sponsor, Paravion.ro who made this trip possible :)

Palmtree by the Douro river

I left my luggage at the hotel and I only stopped to the water… river Douro looks great behind a palm tree :)

Old tram in Portugal

Like in Lisbon, Porto has a vintage tram, too

Cruises in Portugal

One of the most popular things to do in Porto is to take a cruise to see the 6 spectacular bridges over Douro. It only costs 10 euro and the cruise takes 50 minutes

Things to do in Porto: take a river cruise

This is the main bridge – Luis I Bridge, the city landmark

Things to do in Porto: jump in Douro

and the favourite jumping point for the boys of Porto

Naked Portuguese girls

but girls too :)

Jumping from high

Things to do in Porto: visit the old center

Old town is dramatically set on some spectacular hills

Things to do in Porto: take a Douro cruise

There are plenty of cruise boats of Douro !

Things to do in Porto: visit a porto wine caves

Don’t miss a cellar tour of the main Porto wine producers ! (I missed it :)

Cable car Gaia next to Douro

For some excellent views, you can take the cable car

Things to do in Porto: walk the Luis bridge

For other incredible views over river and bridge

Things to do in Porto: visit the ancient cathedral of Porto

What other things to see in Porto can you tick: Se, the Cathedral !

Things to do in Porto: visit the stock exchange

The old stock exchange

Downtown streets in Porto

the dark and poor streets from downtown

Livreria Lello Porto, the nicest bookstore in the world

But what is unmissable are: the Lello bookstore, one of the top 3 nicest bookstores of the world !

Azulejos - the Portuguese tiles

The azulejos (typical Portuguese tiles)

Porto's railway station full with tiles

And the railway station with incredible tiles !

Things to do in Porto: visit the railway station Sao Bento

Things to do in Porto: walk by Douro river

Another view over Douro

Things to do in Porto: take a cruise on Douro

before joining the fellow bloggers on a new cruise to …

Luxury hotel chain in Portugal: Pousada Porto

Pousada Porto, a former palace converted in a luxurious hotel

Publico newspaper

And by the way, let me not forget… I gave interviews to ther Porto media :))) Here you can read it !

Note: my trip to Porto was sponsored by Paravion.ro who provided with the return flight and a great accomodation in the city center.

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  1. Marko says:

    Wow… I loved it. I plan to visit Spain in fall, it seems i need to include Porto in the route :)

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