September 19, 2013
Went to the porto (which means ‘port’) of Porto today. Nice views on the way- we went to the church and cathedral. Had a nice lunch, a sort of tapa approach, with some crunch yet flacky crusts, some bacalau fritters or what have you, and too large an order of fries. The white wine was rather frizzy but quite good.
A lot of decrepit buildings, which have not been cleaned up like in Valencia, so it gives a rather shabby appearance. Nonetheless I liked the steep walks and great views.
Porto is a three hour train ride in a northerly direction from Lisbon. We are in a small apartment until the 24th.
Porto is a World Heritage site.