2018-09-24 Hotel Da Baixa, Lisbon to Porto, Portugal

After checking out of Hotel Da Baixa late morning, we made our way to the train station where we had booked a couple of seats on a train to Porto
We board the train for the 312 km journey north to Porto which will take approximately 3 hours
After departing Lisbon we head in a north easterly direction firstly following the Tagus River
Pleasant country scenery on the way
After a comfortable 3 hour journey we approach Porto
Arriving at our station Campanha
We had booked accommodation online close to the city. The owner gave us good directions and kindly met us at the apartment to hand over the key when we arrived
Our wonderful comfortable accommodation for the next few days
Comfortable clean bed
Very pleasant spotless bathroom
A lovely small, safe and private back garden
The young lady that owns the apartment has created quite unique accommodation very close to the centre of Porto
After settling into the apartment we head off down the road to explore the city
Only minutes away we arrive at the Town Hall
The taxi strike in Portugal is still continuing still without any sign of relief
This evening there are many taxi drivers protesting in the large square by the Town Hall
Like Lisbon, the architecture of Porto is magnificent
Estatua Equestrede Dom Redo 1V
Taxis as far as the eye can see!!
Sao Bento Railway Station with it’s amazing panels
We see the Porto Cathedral
The streets are busy with locals and many tourists
Young students from country schools are in Porto singing to the crowds
We arrive at the Douro River which runs through the town of Porto which is close to the Atlantic Ocean
With the sun perfectly positioned for great early evening shots, we visit the Porto Cathedral which overlooks the town
We stop at a popular bar in Porto called Baixa
Dinner tonight is at Nogueiras
We order some fabulous eye fillet steaks with wonderful roasted vegetables and french fries

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