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Of Touristic Interest in North

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Of Touristic Interest in Porto
The Six Bridges Cruise
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So many bridges
Of Touristic Interest in Porto
Funicular Dos Guindais
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I took the funicular on the tourist office's advice. It is the fastest way to climb from bank of the Duero (Dock Ribeirato) the upper area of ​​the city in order to visit the Cathedral (in the neighborhood of Batalha). The station is a bit hidden, just in front of the Puente de Luis I, and rises to the Rua Augusto Rosa (there is also the reverse). At the station there are ticket machines, you have to get the Z-2, and the journey costs € 0.95 (2 minutes). It is a modern cabin with panoramic windows and capacity for 20 people. Interestingly, this funicular has existed since 1891, but was recovered after more than a century of inactivity. It is operated by the Metro do Porto. Another way to get higher up the neighborhood is to take the Elevator da Ribeira for free, leaving us in Calle Mouzinho Silveira.
Of Touristic Interest in Porto
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Of Touristic Interest in Braga
Bom Jesus Funicular
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There are two cabins which are held by the same cable. When one comes up, their deposits are filled with water. The bottom one empties their deposits and this way is how the breaks make it go up while the other goes down. it´s truly ingenious and ecological. It´s a nice and pretty place. Don´t miss out.
Of Touristic Interest in Peso da Régua
Douro River Cruise
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During a beautiful summer day, I almost went for a cruise on the River Douro (Douro in Portuguese) and the output is the made from the lovely town of Peso da Regua on a boat of these that make the crossing for 50 minutes, but offered services of a full day or even a week with boats of all kinds, depends on the duration of the voyage. Going down to the "Cais do Douro" I noticed a very long cruise with many cabins and restaurant. I was curious about it, so I asked if we would be going towards it. Really looked like a big floating hotel. As we did not have much time do we settle for almost an hour watching the spectacular landscape of vineyards, noting that the river water sometimes blue and others returned as green as the color of the vines on the hills and quiet breathing. .. I recommend this short cruise as it is a very relaxing way of knowing the Douro Valley and travel case make a river between Porto and Pinhao which is the more common and where we find three locks and with different slopes to the passage of the river that possibly do in my next getaway.
Of Touristic Interest in Viana do Castelo Municipality
Lift or Funicular of Santa Luzia
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One of the essential visits in Viana is the Basilica of Santa Luzia, it's in a natural setting on a hill 300 meters above sea level, there's also a gazebo, an Iron Age fort and a recreational area. You can hop in the car, but the quick, convenient and fun way is to take the Funicular de Santa Luzia (the "elevator"). The funicular station is on Avenida 25 de Abril, in the vicinity of the Hospital. Watch out, as you have to take into account the uneven terrain, the funicular is on high ground just behind the railway station. To get there two methods: a (free) lift on the platform of the train station and cross a metal bridge that crosses over the tracks, or go through inside the Viana Shopping. The funicular is 650 meters long (the longest in the country) and runs in 7 minutes with a vertical drop of 160 meters. It was built in 1923 but was completely remodeled a few years ago. The small cabin takes about 12 passengers and goes up/down every 15 minutes. The round trip ticket costs 3 €. It operates from January 1-May 31 and October 1-December 31: 8 to 6pm and June 1-September 30: 8 to 8pm.
Of Touristic Interest in Freixo de Espada à Cinta
Freixo de Espada à Cinta (Arribes del Duero)
In this area the summer heat can be asphyxiating and there's nothing better than a dip in the river Duero. Down a winding road with breathtaking landscapes you come to this wonderful corner. The trouble is that dogs are not allowed, but I took mine out of the area and she could swim with me. There is a poolside snack bar and picnic area.
Of Touristic Interest in Vila Nova de Gaia
Vila Nova de Gaia Boardwalk (Avenida Beira-Mar)
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This walk along the coast to Vila Nova de Gaia is a promenade that runs along about 18 miles of beaches in this city. Specifically, the path crosses Lavadores beaches, Salgueiros, North canide, canide Sul, North Madalena, Madalena Sul, North Valadares, Valadares Sul, Sea Dunes, FranceMar, Francelos, Senhor da Pedra, Miramar, Mar e Sol,Acute and Farm. It is a very nice ride, ideal for exploring all the beaches in the area, in addition to seeing some of the tourist attractions of the city such as the do Senhor da Pedra Capela , or the Dunas Park Aguda. Along the walk you can also find many restaurants and bars. I recommend you to eat the Restaurant Areal Beach, near the beaches of Miramar and do Senhor da Pedra.
Of Touristic Interest in Braga
Braga Architecture
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Walking through the historic center of Braga you appreciate the distinctive Portuguese architecture. Most buildings are only 2-3 storeys high, have facades covered with tiles of different colors and sizes that give a distinctive look, large windows with paneled and glazed galleries and balconies with wrought iron grilles. Occasionally you need to look up at the details, it seems to me that is one of the things that gives Portugal a "special" charm.
Of Touristic Interest in Chaves
The Village Fountain
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A fountain with a spout that delivers the famed Chaves hydrothermal waters (at 73 ° C). It's very common to see people around this pipe, with a glass to drink the waters, it's claimed that they have healing properties against gastrointestinal diseases, rheumatic, muscular and skeletal system. It's in the vicinity of the Caldas de Chaves (spa). Alongside this is another fountain called Buvette, but is only open 9-12 and 14-16 or 17.
Of Touristic Interest in Guimarães
Penha Cable Car
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A cable car is the quickest and easiest way to get on the Penha Mountain (located 7 km from the city). There are signs that direct you toward the base of the cable car. You´ll take the road that is right behind the Church of San Gualter to start the upward climb toward the base. There is ample parking and a small building where you have to buy your ticket (return ticket costs € 4.10.) It takes about 10 minutes to travel the 400 meters to the top of the mountain, a distance of approximately 1.7 km. From the glass cabins you´ll have spectacular views of both the city and the forest. The company "Turipenha" is responsible for managing both the cable car and the Penha campsite. Schedule:-August: Daily, 10-20h. -April to September: Monday to Friday 10-19pm, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10-20h. -October to March: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10-6:30 p.m.
Of Touristic Interest in Vila Nova de Gaia
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Of Touristic Interest in Viana do Castelo Municipality
Santiago of Barra Lighthouse
A small lighthouse inside the fortified enclosure of Santiago da Barra Castle, in front of the port area, at the mouth of the river Lima. It's a cylindrical red tower, 6 meters high, the bright, white lantern has a range of 5 miles. Though it was built in 1878 it still serves as a navigation support.
Of Touristic Interest in Viana do Castelo Municipality
Fountain - Fountain of the Republic Square
This fountain is one of the most emblematic places in the historical center of Viana and a meeting point for tourists and locals. It's in Republic Square, opposite the House of Mercy and the Old Town Hall, and it's a granite Renaissance ornamental fountain from the eighteenth century by master stonemason João Lopes (nicknamed O Velho) and it providing drinking water to the population. The central column is a topped with elements representing animal figures and it's listed as a National Monument.
Of Touristic Interest in Chaves
Tourist Train
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As in many other cities, these type of tourist trains have become fashionable (especially in summer). The Chaves part of the Jardines do Tabolado, and take a guided tour with an introductory speech in Portuguese through the historic town. The ride is 3 € for adults, € 1.50 for children, it starts every hour at 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19h, lasting approximately 30 minutes.
Of Touristic Interest in Miranda do Douro
Comboio Tourism - Tourist Train
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Miranda has a tourist train that travels through the old town, past the main sights and attractions. The train is typically brightly colored, has two cars with windows and the journey takes about half an hour and is free. The train leaves the House of Culture at 11 and 16.30, but I am not sure if it's popular as it was empty when I saw it.
Of Touristic Interest in Guimarães
Farturas de Lisboa
One of the most typical of things the Fiestas Gualterianas are "barracks", street food stalls in the gardens of Alameda S. Damaso and Avenue Largo Republic do Brasil. They usually have a deck area with tables/chairs and serve the usual donuts as well as the famed "farturas Lisbon", which are a similar to the Madrid churros, some are normal and some have fillings of custard or chocolate.
Of Touristic Interest in Ofir
Club Náutico de Fão
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This modern building, located in Fao, in the dunes of the North Coast Natural Park, is the center of the Nautical Club of Fao. In it you can rent equipment for water sports in the Cávado, especially kayaking and kitesurfing. There is also a bar (the Nautibar), which is a wonderful place for a drink because it has large windows where superb views of the river are seen. The building is even shaped like a sailboat.