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Pretty self explanatory.
All i really want to know is where to get the best francesinha.
im terrible w/ names but there was one place on the riverfront which was all glass fronted which did a pretty good one iirc
the best one i had was in some place near a new arts centre/theatre place but i think that was maybe a bit out of the way so idk
most of them are good tho and its fun to try the different subtle flavours and whatnot
im gonna go to porto this summer
I'm confused by the comparative lack of info about Porto.
We're staying somewhere called THE HOUSE OF THE WHALE \m/
Things I want to do:
Go on a cruise of the River
Do a port tasting in a panama hat and white flannel suit
Drink an absolute ton of super bock
Eat Francesinhas until the concept of the sandwich has lost all meaning
Any cultural stuff is thus greatly appreciated
for 6 DAYS. I hope there are things to do.
Though this one didn't really get going did it?
1. WHO'S GOING?
2. Please tell me good stuff to do in Lisbon and Porto.
3. Thanks, bye.
2. dunno, I've never been
3. you're welcome, see you next week.
He seemed to have an amazing time the the other year.
We visited the national photography centre which was quite good http://www.porto-tourism.com/porto-attractions/museums-and-galleries-in-porto/portuguese-center-of-photography.html
And climbed the tower of the nearby church for some lovely views of the city https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t31.0-8/413425_10151806706570282_1375069657_o.jpg
BTW, did you book the Pharmacia restaurant?
i think it gets busy in the evenings.
that come in plastic cups and are really cheap
but quite cute still
I have at least 2 days in Porto with no festival-based activities!
It rained a bit.
It was gloriously sunny.
It was sunnyish. Anyway, we've already established that you weren't actually there last year, so shhhh. And, quite possibly, boom.
You'll spend quite a bit of time around by the river and bridge and cafes and port wine cellars. Quite a few of the cellars offer short river trips as part of the ticket too.
Spend time just wandering around the city - it's a world heritage site for a reason.
Other places that are definitely worth a visit:
Serralves museum, parks and house.
São Francisco Church
The Old Stock Exchange (this might not sound much, but the interiors are ridiculous)
The gardens around the Crystal Palace
If you've got time, or are on a return visit, then a longer trip up the river to the vineyards is meant to be great, and we're off to Geres national park for a day, hiking between some of the waterfalls and rock pools.
Don't walk up the back way as it's mad fucking steep and also load of semi-stray looking dogs chased me. I was so hungover it wasn't fair. Hate dogs.
The bridge has the best views of the city though. Well worth just spending a good hour mooching about up there.
the mega Eiffel Tower Bridge (Ponte. D. Luis?) is quite something. Especially for fans of massive vertigo panic attacks, and there's a dinky litle fernacular railway next to it too.
Down below that, there's the Unesco listed harbour, old town, bars and cafes bit, which is in equal measure, really pretty, a bit touristy, and completely broken (there's loads of that in Porto: lovely thing smack bang next to completely shagged thing). Definitely worth a potter about in.
Up in the arty/studenty part of town you'd be forgiven for thinking everything was shut forever by the dismal economy, but on a saturday loads of the run down spaces turn into vibey, young-people, pop up art bars and stuff.
We went on the Porto stadium tour, which was a thoroughly good time too. Just missed the roller hockey finals though.
Portovera website now claiming that 'the best francesinhas in the world' TM are made by the Lado B restaurant (and will be available onsite). I have been working out for the last two weeks in an attempt to get heart-healthy enough to not just die while attempting one.