The Roofs of Porto

On our last day in Santiago we said our goodbyes to the Camino and then caught a cab to the bus station where we met up with my sisters.  The four of us then boarded the bus to Porto. Four hours later we arrived at the Hotel Premium Porto Downtown and soon afterwards found ourselves on the hotel’s roof. Guess what we saw up there?

That’s right: More roofs!

Most of Porto’s roofs feature the country’s famous orange clay tiles.

Click on any photo to see a larger version of that photo.

Seagulls also appreciate the rooftop views.

The Porto Cathedral (Se do Catedral) is on the upper right. All buildings beyond the cathedral are in Gaia across the river.

Nicolau Nasoni’s famous tower of the Clerigo church. And that’s the Atlantic Ocean in the background.

The roofs disappeared when I focused on the plants decorating the rooftop terrace.

A crane, a church and more tiled roofs.

All of the yellowish buildings in the foreground belong to the Coliseu do Porto entertainment complex. There are seats for 2955 people in the main auditorium.

I submitted a black-and-white version of this photo for Monochrome Madness 4-23 (see here).

The buildings in the foreground are in Porto. All of the others are across the river in Gaia.

The building in the middle-ground with the pink penthouse is the Teatro Nacional Sao Joao

There are four bridges that span the Douro in this picture. Can you spot them?

We will be walking around Porto in the next few postings.



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6 Responses to The Roofs of Porto

  1. kzmcb says:

    Great photos. I can only count 3 bridges, though. You may need to point them out to people like me.

    • There are three bridges on the left. The one closest to the foreground is black and may be hard to see. It is below and in front of the larger light gray (almost white) bridge. The other bridge is in the background and is to the left and below a lot of dark trees.

  2. kzmcb says:

    Oh, and the flowers are melaleuca, in the myrtle family. They looked very familiar. Native to Australia, PNG and new Caledonia. Apparently considered a serious weed in Florida.

  3. Peter Klopp says:

    Beautiful photography as always! I liked the flowers in your set of pictures. They always add some cheer to my heart. Thank you!

  4. samba2017 says:

    Thanks for sharing Porto life seen from the rooftops! I am off to Porto soon with my friend and am grateful for these tips. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s post is about a cactus in Lanzarote in case you have time to look?! Sunny greetings from Switzerland, Sam 🙂

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