Misty Adventures in Porto


We took the Hop-On Hop-Off bus for the second day and our first stop was the Porto Cathedral. Perched on a hill overlooking the Duoro, Se do Porto is the most important cathedral and religious building in this city. Construction began in the 12th century and is mainly Baroque architecture but features various other styles due to facelifts done throughout the centuries.

The square outside the cathedral, overlooking another magnificent city view.

The panorama with a combination of rooftops is one of the best views.

In the centre of the square sits a column where it is said that criminals were once hung from it.

Azulejos in the cloister of the cathedral.

Many of the cloister’s walls, which surround a central courtyard, are decorated with lovely azulejo tiles as well. It had this long wall that many people (including us) took selfies and Instagram worthy photos.

From the second level, Jack climbed the tower’s stone steps to reach a 360-degree platform deck with superb city and river views. I just stayed down because I didn’t know if I can do it. So these are some of the photos that he took.

The interior rooms

The Treasury had a small collection of Christian artifacts. It had ceremonial gowns made of silk and fine sculptures.

The interior of the Baroque cathedral

The chapel inside the cathedral.

And for some photo-op before leaving the cathedral. Of course… we were here only once! What an amazing architecture.

Hopped on again to the Bus and these are views from the top level.

Photos from 27 October 2023 and yes, I and hubby were still walking around Porto

18 Comments Add yours

  1. bushboy says:

    I like the rooftop views

    1. Teresa says:

      Yessss it’s always the rooftops that get me.

  2. Marie says:

    Wonderful city. Your posts makes me want to go back. Love the cathedral.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Marie, glad you liked it.

  3. Toonsarah says:

    I love the azulejos of course, and the city views are lovely too!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot Sarah. And yes, what awesome city views which are a plenty.

  4. restlessjo says:

    Sorry I’m a bit late here, Teresa. It’s been a day and a half! I loved the Cathedral at Porto and your photos are great. I especially love the inside view past the pews to the altar. Did your hop on bus take you out to Foz do Douro? I loved it there too. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Teresa says:

      I am not sure if we did. I know we passed by Matosinos. The waves were so big that time. Thanks Jo, the cathedral was amazing.

      1. restlessjo says:

        Probably not then! It wasn’t too wild when we were there and that was late October.

        1. Teresa says:

          We were there late October too last 2023. Well just a bit unlucky I guess

          1. restlessjo says:

            It’s not predictable in the north. That’s partly why we live in the Algarve 🤭❤️

          2. Teresa says:

            Ah that is why. But I am not into beaches partly that is why we didn’t go further down. I am a city girl haha

          3. restlessjo says:

            Something for everyone!

          4. Teresa says:

            True. Have a good day, Jo ❤️

  5. Dan Antion says:

    The photos from inside the cathedral are beautiful, Teresa. I know I keep saying it, but I love the tiles.

    1. Teresa says:

      I know Dan… it is truly amazing. Everywhere we went, the tiles were there but never had enough of it.

  6. Wonderful city views. Porto is one of my favourite towns. So friendly, and so camera friendly.

    1. Teresa says:

      It is so… thanks I.J.

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