2018-09-25 Porto, Portugal On our busy agenda today is a full day of sightseeing in Porto using the hop on hop off red sightseeing buses. It makes it easier to see all the city without an enormous amount of walking The tourist red and yellow buses begin in Praca de Liberdade The statue of Pedro 1V stands in the centre of the large square This iconic market building was built in the 1880s of iron and glass. Today there is a night club and a restaurant housed here The monument in the centre of a park is dedicated to Infante Dom Henrique Later we plan to take a cruise on the Douro River The taxi drivers are still on strike in Portugal The buildings in Porto are famous for their brightly painted exteriors The bus trip takes us out of the river and further north to some lovely sandy beaches On one of the capes is the Forte de Sao Francisco Xavier Heading back into the Douro River Looking back to the mouth of the Douro River At lunch time we descend the bus to have lunch somewhere along the waters edge We arrive at O Muro Restaurante and manage to secure a table under the umbrellas overlooking the water At the next table we chat with a delightful couple from England After lunch we take a boat trip on the Douro River Great views of the city from the boat While disembarking the boat we saw a huge school of fish near a storm water drain Once we got back on one of the tourist buses, we continue our sightseeing journey around the city passing numerous churches and interesting buildings Looking south across the river Crossing the River Douro at Ponte Luisl Looking across to the main centre of Porto and to where we had lunch At dusk we finally get off the bus and return to our accommodation to freshen up before dinner Arriving at Ostras, a seafood restaurant quite close to the apartment where we were staying We have more delicious fresh Portugese oysters Followed by some fabulous steamed local mussels Delicious fried squid Amazing prawns We finish off our wonderful dinner with a superb dessert Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.