48 Hours in Porto

Portugal, Porto Guide (B): 48 Hours in Porto

Back in November 2016, Mr Fletche and I spent our November wedding anniversary in slightly more southern climes than usual, exploring the city of Porto. You can read more about our day to day activities here but here’s A Brummie Home and Abroad’s itinerary for the perfect 48 hours in Porto.

Once you’ve had a hearty breakfast – in our case champagne-fuelled at the Hotel Teatro – it’s time to burn off some of those calories and create buns of steel by traversing some of Porto’s famous hills. Hopefully you’ll be so in awe of the fantastic architecture that you won’t notice the stairmaster-like workout. If you haven’t had breakfast – champagne-fuelled or otherwise – you could start your morning at Majestic Cafe, a 1920s cafe regularly voted as one of the most beautiful in the world.

From Majestic Cafe, you are spoilt for choice for beautiful churches covered in amazing blue and white azulejo tilework. Exit and turn left to the 18th century Igreja de Santo Ildefonso at Batalha, or turn right to the stunning Capela das Almas whose facade depicts cheery scenes such as the death of St Francis of Assisi. From here it’s a stroll to Câmara Municipal do Porto – Porto’s impressive City Hall – and to Avenida dos Aliados, a wide tree-lined boulevard which ends in Praça da Liberdade (which is probably where you will convene for any walking or hop-on-hop-off tours). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 48 Hours in Porto
Guide Location: Portugal » Porto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Hotel Teatro   Majestic Cafe   Igreja de Santo Ildefonso   Capela das Almas   Câmara Municipal do Porto   Avenida dos Aliados   Praça da Liberdade   São Bento railway station   Rua do Miradouro   Avenue Gustavo Eiffel   Batalha   Luis I Bridge   Sandeman   Teleférico de Gaia   Praca da Ribeira   Rua de Santa Catarina   Livrario Lello   Torre dos Clérigos   Miradouro da Vitoria   Palácio da Bolsa   Rua Infante Don Henrique   Castelo do Queijo   Sandeman   Casa Santo Antonio   Chez Lapin   BH Foz   Bacalhau  
Author: Emmalene Fletcher
Read it on author's website: https://abrummiehomeandabroad.com/2018/02/23/48-hours-in-porto/