Our amazing trip to Porto has come to and end and while we are currently enjoying some sun in Spain, I still have hundreds of photos and impressions to share with you. As I mentioned in my previous Porto travel diary, we didn’t really planned ahead all of the places we would want to visit, we just decided to rely on our instincts and I’m glad we did. But there is one special place I really wanted to see. When searching for beaches in Porto, I’ve seen some photos of Miramar, a small seaside town located a little bit southern of Porto that has the most beautiful chapel situated on a rocky, wave-beaten headland. The place looked so magical that it was hard for me to believe it even existed in real life. So we went there to prove it does. For a truly memorable and romantic experience, I’d suggest heading there in the evening to catch the sunset. Honestly, it is something I will never forget. I wish the time had stopped so we could have this view in front of us forever.
After accomplishing this important mission of ours, we decided it was the time to find the best views over Porto, as the city is insanely photogenic. You can still get pretty nice views while just wandering around as Porto is a city of hills, but we were looking to get a truly impressive birds eye view. And so we did while crossing one of the city’s landmarks – the Dom Luís I Bridge. The bridge has two levels but obviously the best views are from the top deck. Again, I would suggest going there at around 6pm, as the light is especially beautiful. After we crossed the bridge we arrived at Vila Nova de Gaia, which is famous for its wine cellars. Unfortunately we didn’t have the time to join a wine tasting tour but next time we come to Porto we won’t miss it. But at least we enjoyed the best view across the Duoro River to Ribeira and once again a magical sunset.
Photos by myself and Eugene Gorceag using the Olympus Pen EP-L 7