Porto, Lisbon. The End.

SPECIAL NOTE

This blog will be short and quick. I am writing this blog at the time of Global Covid-19 Pendamic. It is a stressful time for everyone. We just made it home to Paris, from Porto. Right after our return, Portugal is deciding to shut everything down. From today, 15th of March 2020, Monday, Paris is in official lockown. So, we do not know what is coming for us in future. But we are certainly hoping for the best. And preparing for the worst. I hope, you will look at our past, present and future blogs from the educational point of view. Stay safe. We wish you all the best.

The name of the country, Portugal, came from Porto. Porto is also known as Oporto. Do not confuse the me with fast food chain. It is also the producer of one of the Portugal’s biggest exports and delicious Port wine, goes by the same name, Porto.

OUR APARTMENT

Our Apartment was not the best unfortuntely. It was beautiful and well equipped. But my god, it was noisy. The windows were not the best and we had to use airplugs to get to sleep. We arrived in our apartment by taking a 45 minutes of metro from the airport. We then ended the evening with a overpriced delicious indian restaurant which was right next to us.

OUR 1ST DAY IN PORTO

A day strolling around Porto.
Paços Do Concelho (city hall. With Porto in front)

Where to visit in Porto
Paços Do Concelho , City hall of Porto

Eat Carvejareira Brasso for Porto’s speciality food : Francesinha and Tripas a modo do Porto.

Classic portuguese food
We started our day by eating a Porto’s classic food Francesinha. iIs a twist on a classic French sandwich. Not a recipe for vegetarians, the Francesinha is a sandwich filled with four or five different meats, covered in cheese and drowned in sauce.
Best food of Porto.
Tripas à Moda do Porto. Tripas a Moda do Porto or Tripe in the style of Oporto recipe is a traditional dish from Oporto that symbolizes the famed generosity of the city. This traditional tripe stew is a signature dish of Porto, a city whose citizens are even nicknamed tripeiros because of their love for tripe. The dish typically consists of veal tripe, white beans, smoked ham and pork sausage, pork or calf knuckles, carrots, onions, various spices such as paprika and cumin, and different cuts of pork and chicken.

Igreja da Trindade (Church of TrinDade)

Capela das Almas.

Then we walked through a vibrant street Street till Cafe Majestic (don’t go there for coffee because it is expensive. Go to the opposite one. Too expensive. and Coliseu do Porto.

Igreja de Santo ildefonso. Another blue church with cross in the front.

Pass by, igreja dos congregados and Plaça da Liberdade with the horse statue.

Where to visit in Portugal
The Igreja dos Congregados is located in Praça de Almeida Garrett , in the city of Porto , in Portugal .
The church was built in 1703 in a place where there was a chapel dedicated to Santo António, dating from 1662 , which was destroyed a few years earlier [ 1 ] for the construction of the church. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] It was attached to the Convent of the Congregation of the Oratory . In the chapel of the Holy Family is the tomb of the mummified body, richly dressed by Pope Saint Clement, a martyr. The only Pope who rests far from the Vatican. He was identified by professor Paulo de Souza Pinto, historian and licensed by the University of Porto.
Praça da Liberdade, Porto
Liberty Square is located in the very heart of Porto. Originated in the early 18th century, this square is dominated by the monument of King Peter IV, who was inaugurated here in the 19th century. The mounted statue of the King holds the Constitution which he had fought fiercely for during his life in the so-called Liberal Wars. Siding Praça da Liberdade are numerous cafes and shops, and the square itself is large enough for a pleasant stroll or a comfortable sit on one of the benches and having a carpe diem moment watching the crowds pass by.
Visit Porto
If you look on the right, There is a Farmacia. Where we bought our masks for protection.

We Came back and did groceries to end the day.

OUR 2ND DAY IN PORTO

University Porto and fountain of the alliance.

Univercity of Porto
Univercity of Porto
The Fountain of the alliance. (Portuguese: Fonte dos Leões), is a 19th-century fountain built by French company Compagnie Générale des Eaux pour l’Etranger, in the civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória in municipality of Porto. Cast by the Val d’Osne foundry in France, it is a copy, in most part, of the fountain in the Town Hall Square of Leicester, England

2 churches next to each other. Right one is the Igreja do Carno. Lift is the Igreja Dos Carmelitas

Livraria Lello.

Livraria Lello.
The Lello Bookstore (Portuguese: Livraria Lello), also known as Livraria Lello & Irmão and Livraria Chardron, is a bookstore located in civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, in the northern Portuguese municipality of Porto.
Along with Bertrand in Lisbon, it is one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal and frequently rated among the top bookstores in the world (placing third in lists by guidebook publisher Lonely Planet and The Guardian)

Igreja e Torre dos clerigos.

Visit Porto
The Clérigos Church (Portuguese: Igreja dos Clérigos, [ “Church of the Clergymen”) is a Baroque church in the city of Porto, in Portugal. Its tall bell tower, the Torre dos Clérigos, can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols.

Centro Portuguese de Photographia.

Lunch.

Mercado Ferreira Borges.

What is the story of Mercado Ferreira Borges?
Mercado Ferreira Borges.
a market built in 1885 and named after a famous politician from Porto that supported the liberal troops during our civil war in the XIX century. It is a remarkable representation of the iron period in Europe, from which only a few buildings survive.

With Statua Istatua Infante overlooking the river and part of the city.


Palacio da bolsa.

The Stock Exchange Palace (Portuguese: Palácio da Bolsa) is a historical building in Porto, Portugal. The palace was built in the 19th century by the city’s Commercial Association (Portuguese: Associação Comercial do Porto) in Neoclassical style.[1] It is located in the Infante D. Henrique Square in the historical centre of Porto, designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Along the Douro river.

Climbing via, plaça da lideira. With cube (Cubo da Rebeira), through the alley,

Cathedral. With Pelourinho

Torre Medieval. And The Episcopal Palace (Portuguese: Paço Episcopal) is the former residence of the bishops of Porto, in Portugal. The palace is located on a high elevation, near Porto Cathedral, and dominates the skyline of the city. It is part of the historical centre of Porto, designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Estaçao de San São Bento

. And We were offered drugs. Near the station. We denied.

OUR FINAL DAY IN PORTO

Beach and Tram

And then, this is it huh! We made it to our 100th at the last trip. Time to go home, to put out Butts on a real sofa, to sleep on real bed and eat light food in order to loose some weight.
We will continue to write with some awesome tips and ideas for you in future. For now, time to take a break.

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