With a base in Porto for the whole month of November 2016, the Travel Team explored the city and surrounding sights such as UNESCO World Heritage recognised Douro Valley, Guimaraes – the birthplace of Portugal and Braga – city of archbishops.
Here’s our best pics of Portugal, including the Supermoon of November 2016!
Beautiful azulejos facade of Capela Das Almas
A giant square rock held op only by the water pressure!! Gravity-defying!!
The bustling Shopping Street of Rua Santa Catarina
Azulejos, the famous blue glazed tile, adorn the every church in Porto
Autumn colours in the beautiful Douro valley
They have old-fashioned trams as well in Porto
Spectacular vista at UNESCO World Heritage classified Douro Valley
Amazing terraced vineyards of the Douro valley
Supermoon of Porto – lighting up the path on Luís I Bridge
Stairway and church of Bom Jesus do Monte, near Braga
Mercado do Bolhão. A market from the last century. Experience it before urban renovations destroy its unique character!
Supermoon of November 14th 2016
Tourist attraction no. #1 in Porto: Ribeira at the waterfront
The austere silhouette of Sandeman, perched on a hill top on a beautiful autumn afternoon in the Douro valley
Standing in Vila Nova de Gaia – where all the Port wine cellars are – looking at the old town of Porto
UNESCO World heritage town of Guimaraes
View from one of our favourite lookout posts in Portugal: Mirador da Vitória
Stunning decorations in the cathedral of Braga
The Rabelo boat – a traditional Portuguese cargo boat used to transport people and goods along the Douro River
The city that gave the fortified wine its name: Porto
An outstanding Port Wine tasting in Porto at Graham’s Lodge
Surprising interior at the old Stock Exchange in Porto: Palácio da Bolsa
Vines and vineyards of the Douro Valley
Beautifully illuminated Igreja dos Clérigos
Another view from one of our favourite lookout posts in Portugal: Mirador da Vitória
Many hilltops in Portugal and other parts of Europe have been sites of religious devotion since antiquity, and it is possible that the Bom Jesus hill, near Braga, was one of these. However, the first indication of a chapel over the hill dates from 1373
Another favourite spot for a morning walk and beautiful views of Porto is Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
The view from the Mirador above Igreja dos Grilos is a beautiful spot. Right in the middle of the city, yet wonderful quiet. If you can keep away the birds, that is!
Supermoon, Rabelo boat and Luís I Bridge
Colourful houses of downtown Porto
Enjoying the view from the Mirador above Igreja dos Grilos
This is how it feels to be inside a Twin Peaks episode. At Era vez uma Paris. Our favourite bar in Porto. Cool music and Art Nouveau
Contrasts in an old church in Guimaraes – the birthplace of Portugal
.. we love Porto in the Nighttime.. we love Porto in the Faaall…
Douro valley – home of the vines that become dark reds and celebrated Ports
If you want to discover more of Porto, you might like this Porto City Guide or this article about its surprising amount of Art Nouveau architecture. If you want to know more About Portugal or learn some Useful Information, check out those pieces.