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Vacation and retirement destination with mountains, beaches, food and wine. 

It is also known for having warmer weather, but at a more reasonable price than much of Europe.

In that respect, it reminds me a little of Sicily.


Douro River

running through the center of Porto


those red tiles roofs! 



Known for its stately bridges and imposing palace.  Right in the heart of wine country.

Places to Visit

Clérigos Tower

Porto's most visible monument.  You can climb the 240 steps up this 75 meter granite tower from the 18th century for a view above the city.

Palácio da Bolsa

the 19th century palace and former stock exchnage was byuilt on the site of a monestary

Porto Cathedral

Romanesque cathedral, with a rose window & Gothic cloisters built on the hill

Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

19th century gardens, with walking paths and river views.

Porto Portugal
Porto Portugal
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