Category Archives: Portugal

Walking Around Gaia

We toured Porto on the Yellow Bus one late morning and early afternoon (see here) and when we crossed over the Dom Luis I Bridge to the south side of the Douro we decided to hop off, have some lunch, … Continue reading

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Porto from the Yellow Bus

One day in May of last year we hopped on the Yellow Bus to see the sights of Porto. Here’s what we saw: Click on any photo to see a larger version of that photo. We rode around central Porto … Continue reading

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MM 208: A Tiled House in Gaia

We walked around Gaia one day during our three-day stay in Porto last year and came across this house whose walls were completely covered with tiles. This will be my entry for Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this week.

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MM 201 The View from Belem Tower

We explored Lisbon’s historical Belem district one day during our stay in Portugal in 2010 and toured the Belem Tower (Torre de Belem), a 16th century fort on the Tagus River not far from the Discoveries Monument. It is also … Continue reading

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The Blue Tiles of Porto, Part Two: Sao Bento

There are many ways of getting to Porto. You can take a boat down the Douro River. You can fly in to¬†Francisco S√° Carneiro Airport from places such as London, Paris, Geneva, Lisbon or Madrid. You can drive your own … Continue reading

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The Blue Tiles of Porto, Part One

We saw them everywhere we looked when we visited Lisbon in Portugal and Granada in Spain in 2010 and we saw them again when we visited Porto last Spring: blue and white tiles called azulejos on the walls of churches, … Continue reading

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MM 4-33 The Franciscan Churches of Porto

We rode on the yellow bus sightseeing tour one day during our stay in Porto last Spring and I took this picture of Porto’s Franciscan churches as we passed by. It will be my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness … Continue reading

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