Tag Archives: Porto

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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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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