porto by night

 

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porto from above

Travel to Porto, Portugal in the winter on the Dom Luis I Bridge. europe

Travel to Porto, Portugal in the winter on the Dom Luis I Bridge.

The view of the city from above is one of the reasons why I fell in love with Porto. From the Dom Luis I Bridge you get an unblocked view of the city and its mix of medieval and red-roofed architecture. We went over the bridge three times, twice by foot and once by tram, and each time it was right before sunset when the city had a haze over it. It was a great time to take in the view, talk to some strangers, and listen to the music flowing from the boardwalk below.

Travel to Porto, Portugal in the winter on the Dom Luis I Bridge. europe

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Travel to Porto, Portugal in the winter on the Dom Luis I Bridge. europe

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These next two photos are of Porto from Gaia, which you can reach from across the bridge. It’s probably one of the best views of the city, although Gaia itself isn’t as appealing.

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Travel to Porto, Portugal in the winter on the Dom Luis I Bridge. europe