Category Archives: Portugal

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 Sá 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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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 … Continue reading

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MM 4-30 The North Side of the Porto Cathedral

The Porto Cathedral was built in the 12th century in the Romanesque style but has been modified and restored many times over the centuries and in many different architectural styles. In 1736 an Italian architect named Nicolau Nasoni added a … Continue reading

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MM 4-29 View of Central Porto from the Porto Cathedral

The Porto Cathedral (Se do Porto) sits on a hill overlooking the River Douro to the south and west and central Porto to the north and east. I took this shot from the Cathedral Square (Terreiro da Se) looking north … Continue reading

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MM 4-23 Walls and Windows of Porto

Soon after we arrived in Porto after a long bus trip from Santiago we decided to check out the views from the roof of our hotel and I took several shots. This one is my entry for this week’s Monochrome … Continue reading

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