Tag Archives: Porto

Tasty Tuesday: Bacalhau

Bacalhau, dried and salted cod, is a Portuguese staple. It is usually served on social occasions and at traditional Christmas Eve dinners.Most of the time, bacalhau is served with potatoes. On our last night in Portugal, we had dinner at … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday: Porto Cathedral

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Snapshot: Arrábida Bridge, Porto 🇵🇹

When cruising the Douro River, Ponte Arrábida is one of the six bridges that river cruisers will see. The six-lane arch bridge is the closest to the mouth of the Douro River. It connects Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia, … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Avenida dos Aliados, Porto 🇵🇹

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Avenue of the Allies is Porto’s main urban street. Visiting the boulevard exposes tourists to different architectural eras. It is also near attractions like the Sao Bento Train Station and Clerigos Tower. The prominent building in the Avenue is the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: Palacio da Bolsa, Porto 🇵🇹 

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This historical building in Porto, Portugal is not a stock exchange nor is it a palace, even though it’s name translates to Stock Exchange Palace. It is a monument to Portuguese civic and commercial pride. It was built by the Commercial … Continue reading

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Who’s Who Wednesday: Prince Henry the Navigator 

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A statue honoring Henry the Navigator is everywhere in Portugal, a testament to how important and proud the Portuguese people are of him. Who is Prince Henry the Navigator?The Duke of Viseu, the third child of King John I of … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Francesinha

You’ll need a knife and fork for this sandwich! Francesinha is a sandwich that originated in Porto. It is made with bread, ham, sausages, and steak or roast meat. Cheese is melted on top, garnished with fried egg, and beer-based … Continue reading

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Sunday Review: Vila Gale Porto-Centro Hotel

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Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Location: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 One of the things that I anticipate with excitement in a guided tour is the featured hotels. Traveling domestically or independently, my husband and I stay at the same hotel brands, so I know what the … Continue reading

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Snapshots: Porto from our Bus

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Porto is Portugal’s second biggest city. It is one of the oldest European cities.Porto’s Celtic-Latin name, Portus-Cale, is said to be the origin of the name Portugal.Porto is famous for its port wine. Port wine cellars are in the Vila … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Dom Luís I Bridge, Porto

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There are few free attractions in Porto, Portugal. One of them, and the most popular is the Dom Luís I Bridge in the Ribeira area.It connects Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia spanning the Douro River. The bridge was built … Continue reading

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