48 Hours in Porto

48 Hours in Porto, Porto, Portugal (B)

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))
Author: Emmalene Fletcher
Read it on Author's Website: https://abrummiehomeandabroad.com/2018/02/23/48-hours-in-porto/
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