portugal. vila nova de gaia.

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Vila Nova de Gaia is a town located just south of Porto, a quick walk over the Dom Luis bridge from Portos old town. Gaias main attraction are the many port vine caves.

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^^ Walking from Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia over the upper part of the Dom Luis bridge offers some great views along the river and over Vila Nova de Gaias rooftops. ^^

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^^ Overlooking Vila Nova de Gaia, the Douro river and Portos old town from the park “Jardim do Morro” at the end of the Ponte Dom Luis. ^^

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^^ The rooftops of Vila Nova de Gaia seen from the teleferico. The cable car takes you from Jardim do Morro down to the riverside.^^

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Along the Douro river are many bars and restaurants, where you can sample local food and port vine while enjoying the view over the river to Porto’s old town.

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[ My favourite Porto photos are here. And a single one here.]

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2 thoughts on “portugal. vila nova de gaia.

  1. Oh, happy days! I loved Porto and Vila Nova- apart from climbing up and up to Taylors by a very roundabout route and arriving just as it closed! Another lesson learned. Love your photos.

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