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!
Another view from one of our favourite lookout posts in Portugal: Mirador da Vitória
Stairway and church of Bom Jesus do Monte, near Braga
View from one of our favourite lookout posts in Portugal: Mirador da Vitória
The city that gave the fortified wine its name: Porto
Tourist attraction no. #1 in Porto: Ribeira at the waterfront
Amazing terraced vineyards of the Douro valley
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!
Stunning decorations in the cathedral of Braga
.. we love Porto in the Nighttime.. we love Porto in the Faaall…
Spectacular vista at UNESCO World Heritage classified Douro Valley
Another favourite spot for a morning walk and beautiful views of Porto is Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
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
Surprising interior at the old Stock Exchange in Porto: Palácio da Bolsa
Supermoon of Porto – lighting up the path on Luís I Bridge
Colourful houses of downtown Porto
Beautiful azulejos facade of Capela Das Almas
Beautifully illuminated Igreja dos Clérigos
Contrasts in an old church in Guimaraes – the birthplace of Portugal
A giant square rock held op only by the water pressure!! Gravity-defying!!
An outstanding Port Wine tasting in Porto at Graham’s Lodge
Standing in Vila Nova de Gaia – where all the Port wine cellars are – looking at the old town of Porto
The Rabelo boat – a traditional Portuguese cargo boat used to transport people and goods along the Douro River
Enjoying the view from the Mirador above Igreja dos Grilos
Supermoon, Rabelo boat and Luís I Bridge
Mercado do Bolhão. A market from the last century. Experience it before urban renovations destroy its unique character!
The bustling Shopping Street of Rua Santa Catarina
Douro valley – home of the vines that become dark reds and celebrated Ports
Vines and vineyards of the Douro Valley
The austere silhouette of Sandeman, perched on a hill top on a beautiful autumn afternoon in the Douro valley
They have old-fashioned trams as well in Porto
Supermoon of November 14th 2016
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
UNESCO World heritage town of Guimaraes
Autumn colours in the beautiful Douro valley
Azulejos, the famous blue glazed tile, adorn the every church in Porto
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.