Porto and surroundingsApril 22 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 11 °C
Today we took a tour of Porto as well as a bus trip to the Aveleda Winery, about 45 minutes away.
Old Town Porto has a varied history dating back over 1,000 years as it sits strategically at the mouth of the Douro River. It was originally settled by the Celts. In the 4th century, the Romans arrived and built it into a commercial port. It is the #2 city in Portugal. It is the home of port wine and,, they say, the name "Portugal ".The train station, in particular, has some beautiful tile representations of their history.
The winery has exceptional gardens surrounding it. The climate is more like our northwest with significant moisture feeding the thick growth. (at least that's my story when Linda wonders why our yard doesn't look like this.)
The wine was "green" and very fresh and simple.
Tomorrow we bus to Lisbon.Read more