Streetscapes of Porto

The first thing you notice in Porto are the stunning tiled buildings. Every house seems to have a unique tile colour and pattern.

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We only had a day to explore before flying to the Azores. We spent the time wandering and admiring the wonderful facades and stunning colour combinations.

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There was a hipster vibe and excellent coffee.

Loads of pretty coffee shopsL1040211

Some buildings were beautifully faded and others recently renovated.



Extraordinary ironwork framed huge windows and tall elegant front doors.

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Colour clashing seemed to be encouraged with brown, pink and green close together.

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This is a city that seems to be led by design, architecture, workmanship and delicious food.

Most of the streets are cobbled. Excellent restaurants are everwhere.ironwork details in portoAwwww - green tiles in Porot

I can’t recommend Porto enough to anyone interested in beautiful design or in need of inspiration.


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