Porto district in general

Porto district

​Wine and More

To see I don’t go often to Porto. However, I must agree that I should, and am increasing the visits, always with a new pleasure. Porto is a wonderful city, with good views from Gaia, the real site to Porto wine, and the valley of Douro offers some of the best Portuguese landscapes.

​​Gondomar is just one more reference in the list, but recently I visited Amarante, Felgueiras and Miramar, that are being added to these pages.

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Porto District – Amarante

Amarante

Page under construction in Amarante

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Porto District – Gondomar

​Gondomar – Filigree’s capital

Dancing took me (twice) to Gondomar, with time to see the essential of the city that I didn’t have in my first professional visit.

I came with contradictory impressions, but… it there will be another visit, OK?
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Porto District – Porto

Porto – A mandatory visit

Second city of Portugal Porto is in the travelling agenda of everyone with more then four days in Portugal, or already knowing Lisbon. (I’m not concerned about those seeking only the sun – for them, Algarve and it’s done).

Traditionally a dark town in contrast with the light of Lisbon, Porto is doing a merited effort of “face washing” and the brilliant new colors emphasize the quality of its monuments and sights.

​Allow a minimum of two long days, one more if you want to visit port wine area.

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Porto District – Gaia


Wine, wine, wine

Gaia is not a touristy destination, but no visit to Porto would make sense without crossing the bridge.

They should call it “Gaia wine”, instead of “Port wine”. All the great producers line the river in Gaia waterfront. Which one should you choose?

​Well, they all offer from the common Port to the excellent one, so that’s up to you,and if you are extremely exquisite and want to identify the differences, no problem, two months of intensive daily tasting should be enough.