The historic center of Porto has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The hills that surround the mouth of the Duero River have more than 10 centuries of history and houses bridges, monuments and buildings of great interest to the traveler.
During our trip to Porto we settled in the central Cristal pension, a simple two-star accommodation where the triple room came out for just 50 euros with breakfast included. Correct, clean and just about 5 minutes north of Avenida dos Aliados where the City Hall and the nerve center of the city.
Upon arrival we left the mini backpacks and went straight to the center in search of the first beer of the night.
Porto is a continuous up and down streets with steep slopes that will leave more than one with the breath out.
Detail of the center of Porto
Visit to the historic center of Porto
Just in a few minutes walking through the center of Porto gave us the feeling that we had entered a time tunnel. It seemed as if by magic we had catapulted Spain in the late 80's, some buildings screaming for a good wash, old-fashioned grocery stores that Pakistanis have erased from the map in Barcelona years ago and restaurants where they still You can eat healthy and well at a great price.
Is about the north bank of the Duero where there are a number of bars and restaurants with beautiful views of the famous wineries across the river and the spectacular Dom Luís I bridge.
This is the old part of the city, with narrow streets, with beautiful arcades and the famous tiles on the facades of the old buildings. It is one of the most characteristic postcards of a visit to Porto and it deserves the trouble to miss a good time for its narrow streets.
Square in front of the Porto Cathedral