Monday, 30 January 2017

December trip to Porto

Porto in December

Before we returned to the uk ,because of the timing of our Rede Expressos coach arriving at Porto and the time of our Easyjet flight to the UK we found the need to stay in Porto overnight.We arranged to stay at Reis de Gaia , a comfortable hotel on the south bank of the Douro in the heart of the Port warehouse area.We arrived about lunch time and spent the afternoon and evening strolling and exploring the streets of Porto.

Tram crossing over one of the iconic bridges of Porto


Gargoyle water fountain

Near our hotel Villa de Raia

View across the Douro to the North side.

Port boats


Sail set


River life


Ballerina dancing scenes from The Nutcracker Suite in one of the high street shop windows.

Christmas Decorations.


Up market shop window


Bolo De Rainha ,a  Christmas Sweet Bread.




The fabulous Bridges of Porto



More Douro boats

Street scene



Narrow suburban streets in the heart of Porto

Visit to the Cathedral







Alter from one of the side chapels




Main altar at the Cathedral




More Christmas Street Scenes in Porto








Hevs window shopping





Wow,how's that for a Christmas tree


More Fabulous shop window displays

Antique shop in the Villa de Raia area


Comfortable night in our hotel.

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