Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Porto’s best views are off the tourist trail.

Porto is perhaps best known for its port wine, but it doesn’t take long for visitors to discover that one of the most striking features is the river Douro and the spectacular views over it from the Portuguese city’s elevated hills. Locals Sofia, Fernando and Vasco recommend five places to enjoy the most breathtaking panoramas and best photo ops.

14th-century walls and 21st-century views The Muralhas Fernandinas castle walls were constructed by appointment of Ferdinand I, who reigned during in the 14th century. They were demolished in the 18th and 19th centuries, but the ruins became part of Portugal’s national heritage in the 1920s. Today it’s permitted (and free) to climb the walls and enjoy the views they offer over the historic Ribeira district, the boats, the river Douro itself and the rest of the city. Just be careful: there are no protective handrails, fences or anything to keep you from falling off Ferdinand’s legacy

By Dimitris Hall.
Full story at INews.

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