O Porto!


View from my hotel room.

View from my hotel room.

We left Lisbon’s Apolonia train station at noon and by 2:45pm we were in Portugal’s second largest city, Oporto (or simply Porto to the locals). I have only been here a few hours and have only had time to take a quick look around to orient myself, but it immediately becomes obvious that this city is a visual delight! Here’s just a taste to show you what I mean.

Another view from my hotel room.

Another view from my hotel room.

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Yes, this is where Port wine comes from.

Yes, this is where Port wine comes from.

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The Sao Bento train station in central Porto has an astounding collection of ceramic tile murals. The are truly stunning.

The Sao Bento train station in central Porto has an astounding collection of ceramic tile murals. The are truly stunning.

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