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porto_ponte d. luís

 

Today we’re going to visit the north of the country for a typical view of Porto/ Vila Nova de Gaia: There’s the D. Luís bridge, the river Douro and the old rabelo boats.

The bridge, built in the late 19th century, is one of a total of six bridges connecting the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia and it was, not along ago, a sort of canvas for the unique work of a Portuguese artist. The Douro river, already mentioned on the blog, is a character in its own right, a vital element for many people and businesses in the north.

The rabelo boats, which only exist here, in this part of the world, were created to transport barrels of Port wine to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. Today they’re used tor touristic purposes only – namely as photo ops for tourists. 😉

Enjoy!

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