Friday, November 21, 2014

Portugal: Oporto







One of our last stops in Portugal, Oporto, or Porto as it is usually called, is right on the Douro River. If you're a wine lover, you may have guessed that this is where port comes from! Its history goes all the way back to Roman times, and its city center is, you guessed it. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. We sure visited a lot of those on this trip...

Porto has a lot of churches per square mile. A lot. In fact, a tourist information center claimed that it was second only to one other place! Unfortunately, I can't recall its name...

I've forgotten to mention, but did you notice the abundance of tiles in Portuguese décor? Portugal is renowned for its love of tile and its use of tile in its interiors and exteriors. There are many different styles and they all have their own unique  purpose and beauty.

This is a but a sample of the pictures taken on our trip. If you want to see more, please visit my Flickr album.

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