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The DOURO VALLEY :
Famous for his vineyards, the douro valley is the only place in the world where Port wine is produce.
The landscape is stunning and it's only one hour driving south of Mylène's village.
At the Douro valley, you will be able to visit famous or independent wine houses, hundreds of them are situated all along the river. There are also a lot of Bed & Breakfast for you to stay that can be booked on booking or Hotels.com.
We think the landscape is a lot more beautiful and lest crowded in the east of the Douro Valley, so not close from Porto.
We advice you you drive along the river from Pinhao (The closest Douro Valley village from Mylène's Region) to Porto,
or from Porto to Pinhao.
In Pinhao, little boat cruises can be booked, they are guided and take usually 2hours, they also offer you a glass of Port to enjoy while you look at the landscape.
Close from the Douro Valley, while you are driving you can get out of the road to go to Lamego and its famous church : Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios
Ode Porto Wine House : Largo do Terreiro 7
Barão Fladgate (Taylor caves) : Rua do Choupelo 250, 4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia,
Euskalduna Studio. (Gastronomique) : R. de Santo Ildefonso
Brasão : (Taste the typical Francesinha): R. de Ramalho Ortigão 28,
La ricotta : R. de Passos Manuel 18,
To buy some portuguese fine food : The little store : Comer e chorar por mais : R. Formosa 300 They have a nice slection of cheeses, ham, and wines.
Café Majestic : Rua Santa Catarina 112
Leitaria Quinta do Paço (taste de bola de berlim): Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes 47
Porto House :
There is a lot of them right on the other side of the river, in Vila nova de Gaia, all of them are good and you can just walk around and hit has many port houses that you want.
Graham’s (There is a nice view from there restaurant/ bar; The vinum) : Rua do Agro 150, 4400-003 Vila Nova de Gaia,
Taylor : Rua do Agro 150, 4400-003 Vila Nova de Gaia,
Pausa : Rua de José Falcão 82
Maus Hábitos, R. de Passos Manuel 178, Floor 4
Aduela, Rua das Oliveiras 36
Livraria da baixa. R. das Carmelitas 15
To Visit :
The train Station Sao bento, for the azulejos on the wall
Cathédral sé do Poro : If you can visit the cloister, it's amazing
Via Santa Catarina and the walls of the Capela das almas. (corner of the street Tomas Fernandes)
The church Santo Ildefonso 11
Palacio da bolsa
Go up on the bridge Luis II for a view over the river.
You can do a little cruise on the Douro, it give view a nice perspectives of the banks of Porto
The Livraria Llelo, (if you are an Harry Potter fan, this place inspired JK Rowling) but the entrace is 4eur, you can get them back if you buy a book.
The clerigos tower
The church "Igreja do carmo"
The closest beach is the : Praia dos matosinhos
For a nice walk in the heart of Porto. Go to the catedral Sé do porto and take the little paths that go down to the river, on the right of the spectrum.
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