In May 2012 I made a guide for a French colleague of the company where I was working at the time.
After lunch at one of the restaurants in the gaia riverside area, we start at burmester cellars. Amazingly, it was the second time I've been in basements, the first one in 1994 in the Taylors cellars. After going through the cellars, we made a wine tasting, which tasted really good.
At the end of the guided tour we were still entitled to a wine tasting. Recommend!
We cross the lower board of the Dom Luis I Bridge towards Ribeira. We went up to the Ferreira Borges Market Museum, but as we did not have much time we decided to go up Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, until the beautiful S Station.Bento, where we get lost to contemplate its wonderful tiles and architecture. Then we climbed the Clérigos Tower, having been the first time I've done it, can you believe it? It cost but it was worth it. The view from above is wonderful and indescribable.
The images speak for themselves 🙂
My colleague, who had already been in our city, was still dazzled by this view 🙂
And it got even more when she walked into our station, which she thought wasn't up and running.
The ascent of the Tower… 🙂
When he got up there, he expected us to a wonderful reward, a breathtaking view 🙂 Makes you want to take pictures of everything, so as not to lose any 🙂
After going down the Tower, we went to the Lello Bookstore where we had a terrible experience, with the man screaming at us not to take pictures… thing we weren't even doing. Can you believe I've never set foot there again? I was extremely ashamed and offended, most of all because of the impression given to my French colleague… 🙁
But it wasn't all bad, we crossed the city to launch to the mythical Cafe Majestic and so we enjoy our reward for climbing the Tower. It was a very hot day and it really felt like delighting us with a triple ice 😀
With great pity my missed the Gardens of the Crystal Palace, Serralves, Cheese Castle, Rotunda das Boavista and a trip by cable car, or electric or in the funicular of guindais, but an afternoon just did not give for more 🙂
What do you like most about the city of Porto? 🙂