Porto Weekend Wandering and THAT View

It was a sunny afternoon, and in pursuit of lunch and a coffee, it was time to explore Porto some more.

Each time I jumped on that tram to head the 10 minutes into the centre, I was excited with the anticipation of what I would discover next.  Very few places in the world made me feel this way, and I loved it!

Who would have thought that a simple car garage could be such a fantastic masterpiece?

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Igreja da Santíssima Trindade

A grand looking Catholic Church, opened June 5, 1841.

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With a fountain out front.

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Praça de Lisboa

Stopped by this garden in the city where many locals relax and drink on the weekends.  There were 2 cute puppies playing.

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Next to the garden is the statue of Bishop António Ferreira Gomes and tourist attraction, Clérigos Tower.

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And on the corner of Rua de Sao Miguel are some painted tiles with lovely old depictions of Porto.

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Leading to THIS VIEW…

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And starting to head back, so many narrow, windy streets exhibit some truly creative pieces.

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And many great little cafes, like this one opposite Jardim do Passeio das Virtudes.

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Such a misty afternoon view from the garden.

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And just up hill, is the Jardim da Cordoaria, which has some very entertaining sculptures.  And it wasn’t just me who thought so!

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Just opposite is the Museu do Centro Hospitalar do Porto.

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The best way to head to the Lapa Metro Station, was down the mostly pedestrian Rua de Cedofeita.

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Where most of the shop owners had fantastic art on their shutters.

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This whole city centre is like one big art gallery.


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