Porto is an amazing city with beautiful sophisticated old buildings, incredible churches (lots of them it seems, all golden inside in that well known Manuelin style), and a gorgeous river side. All this being incredibily lit in pink light from 6 pm to the sun set. A pure visual delight. AND people are so nice !
Day 2 was the opportunity to visit the beautiful Mercado do Bolhao (a food market located in a two floor open building), full of obviously ground-grown vegetables among many things. We also finally met pastries shops that really deserved the picture, and ate a delicious "Porto-way éclair" (very different from its French cousin and very good in its specific milky taste). And I went straight to the famous Lello bookstore for "brain food", with its delicate wood stair in the middle, and all those books on those wood shelves ... The kind of place I could stay for hours and hours.
We also spent some time going back an forth on D. Luis I bridge, well known for its metalic structure (and for French readers : yes, Gustave Eiffel was there !).
Today, we're heading to take an old tramway and go see the ocean.
I wish you a delightful day ;o)
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