The Portuguese Ribeira

Porto, Portugal. See my best photography from this charming city.

Livraria Lello Bookshop, Porto, Portugal

Ribeira District, Porto, Portugal

 

Sao Bento Train Station, Porto, Portugal

 

Calem Cellar Tour, Porto, Portugal.

Well I was told by my brother I could definitely not come to Porto without seeing the famous wine cellars and tasting some Port. It was the very last thing we did on our three day visit but we just about managed to squeeze it in before rushing off to the airport and I’m am glad we did. We visited the Calem cellars, walked round the interactive museum before tagging along the guided tour learning about all the types of Port they produce and how, ending with a tasting of a couple of their most popular varieties.

 

Not to Miss:

  • Livario Lello Bookstore – If you can peel your eyes away from the stunning woodwork and centre staircase, there are also quite a nice selection of books (if a bit pricey).
  • Taberna dos Mercadores Restaurant – It’s excellent but tiny! Make a reservation and get the fish of the day!
  • The Ribeira Disrict – Bars, Restaurants and shops overlooking the Douro River. Great vibes!
  • Porto Train Station – A very impressive entrance hall with floor to ceiling traditional tiles.
  • Old Stock Exchange Tour – An interesting insight into Porto’s trading history. Each room has a unique design.
  • Calem Wine Cellar Tour – Includes interactive museum, guided tour and port tasting.
  • Nata Portuguese Tart – When in Portugal, who can resist.

 

Countries Visited: 51 / 195
Continents Visited: 4 / 7