The greand avenue Dos Aliados reminds one of the big avenues of Paris and Barcelona. The big central walkway is full of trees and seats to rest on during your visit to Oporto, where there are also small stands and various sculptures that are interesting. One one side of the avenue you can find one of the most ornate McDonalds of the chain, and it is said to be the most beautiful. It is typical to find yourself packed-in on the south part of the street, where more tourists go. It is an avenue to visit, and a big change from the zone of the Ribeira.
The long Passeio Alegre is the most atmospheric place that can be found in Póvoa. Here you will find the Grand Hotel, the Mercure Hotel, Casino, and a myriad of restaurants and terraces. It is also where summer concerts and shows are set up. Underneath it there is an underground car park which you will most likely need, because parking in the park is more complicated. As for its ornamentation, the highlight is a monumental decorative fountain situated in the central area and the heroic statue of José Rodrigues Maio fisherman. This large square is the center of the entertainment area of the city: Towards the side the Avenida de los Baños (the boardwalk that runs along the vast beaches) and Avenue of the Discoveries come together, where fishing port is located. It leads to Vila do Conde
The Avenida da Liberdade is a central street that can be found in Barcelos, situated close to Largo Porta Nova. It starts just behind the Church of Bom Jesus de la Cruz, and ends at the Plaza of October 5 (Field 5 Outubro), just opposite the Palace of Beça Meneses. Facing the avenue is the fairground (Campo da Fair). It's a good place to have a stroll while looking at the architecture and tiled facades, or sit in a cafe for a drink. At one end of the avenue is the Volunteer Firefighter Memorial, and a milestone with the shield of the city.
The name of the street along side the river Miño, is given to the area in which fishermen leave their boats and tools to enjoy freshwater fishing, and to fish the equisite lamprey to many palates (not my case), I do not understand how they can be so appreciated, not only in Galicia, but also in northern Portugal. Throughout this tour and the end of it we find the leisure park called "O Catelinho" a large area of parkland, playground, picnic areas, etc.. and also where is located the Aquamuseo so you can visit and enjoy this landscaped surroundings.
Rua da Coslanilha is one of the most typical streets of the historic town of Miranda. The cross street is part of the Praça João III (on the corner of City Hall) and ends in a stunning medieval tower, which was one of the entrances to the walled city from the Castle. It's narrow, cobbled and pedestrianized, the only traffic are wheeled vehicles belonging to people living here. Lower houses are 2-storey with masonry facades, some built in the fifteenth century, such as Bourgeois House, the former Guesthouse do "Zambeira" and called Casa dos Erotic Cubs. It's a real treat for a walk down this street and the adjacent streets.
This wide avenue runs between the Praça da República and Largo da Senhora-A-Branca. The central area is very wide, pedestrianized and being covered by gardens in which there are numerous sculptures, monuments and benches under the trees. The whole park has an underground car park (accessed on the Praça da República). On the right side of the park are the spectacular Church of the Congregados, University of Minho, Rolão House (the library-cafe Centésima Página) and Convento da Penha de França. On the left side is the Braga Shopping Mall, the Museum Nogueira da Silva (Portuguese furniture, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, porcelain) and the former Convent of the Converted. This avenue is also the venue for concerts and outdoor events, I saw a craft market and several political party booths, as it was election day and there would be a rally at night for the winner. Also at the beginning of the avenue there's a large McDonald's with plenty of tables where you can eat outside.
It is the most historic street in the city and the oldest, as it connected, in the 10th century, the convent founded by Countess Mumadona in the lower part of town, with the Castle at the Sacred Hill. It currently goes from Rua Serva Pinto until Alberto Sampaio Museum, through the Long Jose Maria Gomes, where you can find the City Hall (former convent) and Library Raul Brandão. It is a narrow, cobbled street, which highlights some stone houses such as Casa del Arco or the House of Valadares, and a tourist information center.
This avenue is one of the main streets of Viana and goes through the center of town dividing it in two, right and left. The street begins on the riverbank next to the Viana Welcome Center and April 25 Memorial, and ends at the railway station. It's a pretty broad avenue with two lanes and wide sidewalks with many shops, cafes and banks. Two buildings attract attention, the Courts and School of Dr. Alfredo de Magalhães. The street is uphill from the river, with a backdrop of Mount Saint Lucia.
Another main shopping and pedestrian street of Braga's historic center is Rua dos Capelistas, which runs parallel to Rua do Souto. It goes from Praça da República to Praça Conde de Agrolongo. At the beginning of the street (near the resort) is a quirky sculpture, the Franciscan Igreja dos Terceiros, and the Church and Convent do Pópulo. Along the street there are numerous cafes and shops as well as the Alameda Shopping Mall and the "Residential Two Terceiros" hotel.
For my taste, this is the most beautiful avenue in the city and it runs between Alameda S. Damaso and Domingos S. Gonçalves Square, ending with the monumental Church of San Gualter. At the other extreme is one of the Chapels of the Steps of the Passion of Christ. It's a wide boulevard with a pedestrianized central part and beautiful gardens formed by small hedges and thousands of colorful flowers arranged in geometric designs. On the sides of the garden there are several stone sculptures (which are fountains) and one lateral street, crossing the traffic lane is the Monument to Count Arnoso. The modern San Francisco Shopping Mall is also accessible from this avenue.
Liberty Avenue is one of the main avenues of Braga with the Tourist Office, the Teatro Circo and Republic Square. It's a long street full of flowers where old buildings contrast with far more modern ones and mainly trendy shops.
Almacave Rua is one of the main streets, linking the Baixa with the Alto neighborhood. It's pretty long with a steep slope that runs between Plaza de Commerce (above) and Avenida Visconde G. Teixeira (below). It's not a particularly commercial street, but retains several important buildings, as we ascended on the left are: The Church of San Francisco, the City Library, the monument to the Treaty of Zamora, the Church of Sta. María de Almacave and Almacave House (former episcopal palace). On the right are relatively new buildings showing typical Portuguese architecture of the modern era, with multiple windows, glass galleries and decorative tile clad facades of different colors.
Actually, this fountain isn't on Escura Street but on Pena Ventosa Street, just below Cathedral Square in the Batalha neighborhood, but retains the name of its original location. It was built in the seventeenth century in granite and has two female figures on both sides of the pipe where the water came, it was the figure of a pelican. At the top is a decorative frieze with the royal coat of arms. A little further down is the Pitões Tower (or Tower City).
Discovery Mall (Alameda de los Descubrimientos) is a wide pedestrian avenue that runs between Praca Joao II (by to River Ave) and Praça Luis de Camoes. The latter goes downhill, with a large fountain-pond flanked by two monoliths. Along the avenue there are numerous leafy trees, interspersed with some lawns.