Portugal · 4 Days · 15 Moments · October 2017

Holidays in Porto

8 October 2017

We went to the metropolitan in Trindade and took the train to Casa da Música. It's a very different architecture and it's near Rotunda da Boavista.
Last day in Porto and we decided to woke up early and enjoy the last hours before the flight back to Lisbon. We went to a bakery, Leitaria da Quinta do paço, we tried an eclair cake, it was more or less, nothing in special.

7 October 2017

Arriving in Porto we went for a walk to see the bars near by and how was the nightlife in Porto. It was a short walk since we were so tired and needing an urgent bath. 😊 We got back to the hostel for a bath and directly to the bed.
The day has ended in Ana's uncle home in Oliveira de Azeméis, we saw Portugal playing football, which wone against Andorra. We had dinner there with Ana's family and get back to Porto later in the night.
Ana's uncle has invited us to go to Passadiços de Paiva. We woke up early and he picked us in Vila Nova de Gaia. We made the Passadiços de Paiva straight forward for 8 km. It was exhausting but it's worth it, the views are amazing. After finishing the route we went to a restaurant near by, namely, Zé Mota. We ate Arouca's cow. Pedro, trying the vegetarianism, ate meat for a month and he apologized saying that the cow was vegetarian because only eat vegetarian food 😂

6 October 2017

The hotel's owner, Diogo, has recommended a very cozy restaurant near the hostel and he had the kind of call to the restaurant's owner to have a reservation in our behalf. The restaurant is very familiar and cozy, there are only 10 seats and the kitchen is really near the tables where the clients seat. The staff was so kind and the food was amazing. We recommend everyone to go to Porta 4 restaurant in Porto.
We bought tickets to go on the six bridge cruise in Douro's river. It was a nice trip.
We went to Porto Cruz, in Vila Nova de Gaia to taste some Porto wine. We tried two different Porto wines.
During afternoon we went to a wine tasting in Vila Nova de Gaia, in the Casa Ferreira. We learned how Porto wine is made and at the end we taste some wine. The wine was nothing special. The place is very touristic.
We woke up early, we took the breakfast in the hostel and went to visit a little more of Porto city. We went to Mercado do Bolhão, Majestic café, Trindade, Avenida dos Aliados. On the way we bought some shirts to Pedro because he's dressing like a mendigo 😂

5 October 2017

For dinner we went to a vegetarian restaurant: Daterra. It was a buffet and we ate well and cheap.
We went to Jardins do palácio de cristal, beautiful view points. A must go place in Porto city.
We had a pit stop on O Diplomata to eat some delicious pancakes.
We left our bag in the Being Porto hostel and we went to discover the city.. Starting around the baixa of Porto, Torre dos clérigos, Sé, Livraria Lello...
Finally arriving in Porto city. After some delays in Lisbon's airport we were able to land.