Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Porto--Relaxing After The Camino

We're in Porto, relaxing a bit after the Camino. It's a great place to chill out with a modern old feel about it. We're staying in the old historic center with lots of tourists and locals around, and at times it feels a little like Disneyland.
Porto is a city built on hills.

Probably more churches around, at least in the old historic center, than in Spain.

Igrea do Carmo with it's great tiled facade.

Jacarandas in bloom.

Local residential street with cafes.

Modern tile work.

Deco period building with tiles.

Tile work at the Sao Bento railway station.

Port boat on the river.

This is where we'll spend the week while in Porto.

Many older buildings in the historic center are being converted into apartments for tourists.
We rented this 600 sq. ft. apartment on Booking.com for about $120.00 a night. A pretty good deal.

A tourist establishment lit up in the evening.

A great mixture of architecture.

Festive hotel lobby.

A skinny lamp.

Narrow winding streets in the city center.

Larger than life paper mache.

Gypsy performers with birds.

Plenty of tourists around and most of the local business people speak English.

Cafe life.

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