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The charms of Porto are as delicate as a good aged Port wine, which you can discover and savor in the Cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, reachable after a brief walk on the majestic Luiz I Bridge, inaugurated in 1887 and designed by Théophile Seyrig, disciple of Gustave Eiffel, being notorious the traces of similarity between this work and the Eiffel Tower, of
The historic center of Invicta has been a World Heritage Site since 1996, and the greatest proof that the buildings of the past can coexist harmoniously with the modernity of the present. The city respects sustainable growth and rehabilitation patterns that privilege the remnants of other times, namely the preservation of historical balconies, perfectly framed windows and tiles that are scattered throughout the city and find their maximum exponent in the São Bento Station. There are about twenty thousand tiles by Jorge Colaço, which represent historical and ethnographic moments in Oporto: the colorful frieze that surrounds the atrium tells the history of the means of transport in Portuguese lands, from the earliest times until the appearance of the train. Underneath, the great bluish panels show us vivid scenes of the History of Portugal.
Very close to São Bento, you will find the Clérigos Tower, National Monument since 1910 and a mandatory stop. The Church and the Tower are part of a baroque-inspired building dating from the 18th century that profoundly influenced the urban configuration of the city. Nicolau Nasoni has created a reference building in which the 225 steps of the Tower stand out, which require some effort in its route, but whose goal almost allows reaching the sky and to have a 360º perspective on the whole city.
If after the tour you find that there are hours to recover energies, there is no shortage of places to enjoy the Portuguese gastronomy. But if you are in Porto, then you have to behave with a real Portuense: no visit is complete without experiencing the famous francesinha, classified as one of the 10 best sandwiches in the world.
And before the day finishes, and to finalize a true Porto experience, a visit to the Bolhão Market is imperative. This is the most emblematic market of the city and its construction dates back to 1850, with a unique structure of two floors, characterized by the monumentality proper to the style of neoclassical architecture. Think of fresh produce and here you will find everything: fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, flowers, sold by people who have the city's genuineness in the soul.
The city of Porto lives side by side with the Douro River, which gives it a geographical position that greatly marked its history. In past centuries, the commercial activity of the city passed by the river, which also functioned as the main gateway to the city. Today, the scenery is different and the Douro is the scene of romantic boat rides, it is filled with people who bathe in the river on hot days and provides some of the most beautiful photographs you can take in a lifetime. But as an image can not contain the sensations of walking the Ribeira, the smell of fresh fish to be prepared in any family restaurant, the colors of painted houses that seem to play, it is best to plan a few days to discover this city with secrets which can only be shared with those who visit.