Tuesday 6 June 2023

Porto and the Douro Valley

Yet again everything was either up a hill or down a hill!  Our hotel was in an upper part so of course we had to walk downhill and then uphill to the Cathedral.

Another walk took us to the Gothic church of Igreja de Sao Francisco, a deconsecrated church.

It is famous for all its gold and while we were there a team of people were restoring the gold leaf.

 Beneath the museum were the catacombs.

Around the corner was the Palacio da Bolsa which wasn't a palace at all.  It was in fact the former Stock Exchange.

The next day we took the train to Regua where we went round a museum about the Douro Valley and the wine region.

We had booked a river trip which took us 14 miles up the River Douro to Pinhao.

The train station at Pinhao was quite pretty.  We took the train back to Porto.

Come back on Saturday for my final post about our holiday in Portugal.

Thanks for joining me today

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