2013: The Oporto wine sellers

During a research group lunch, after the summer vacations, some of my students were discussing that Oporto was becoming one of Portugal hottest touristic spots, having its history, landscape, traditions and great food and wine as the main attractives of the city. Funny enough, and probably a recurrent situation all around the world, where local people neglect to visit their local heritage, some other students were saying that they did not visit OPorto in over 15 years… Quickly the group came to a decision to spend the last Saturday of 2013 summer visiting Oporto historical downtown and river-front, not forgetting a visit to the Oporto wine cellars, located on the other margin of the Douro River, in the neighbor city of Gaia, and having the famous “francesinhas” for lunch…

Wine-tasting in the Oporto Wine cellers (in Gaia waterfront)
Wine-tasting in the Oporto Wine cellers (in Gaia waterfront)
The "Francesinha" - the most famous lunch of Oporto
The “Francesinha” – the most famous lunch of Oporto
Oporto waterfront and the King D. Luís I bridge
Oporto waterfront and the King D. Luís I bridge
Playing cards in one of the Oporto city parks
Playing “the wolf” in one of the Oporto city parks
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