For our final day in Porto we had a few final things we wanted to do. These included Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, Rua de Miguel Bombarda, Ribeira and a Douro river cruise.
After our final breakfast we checked out of HF Ipanema Porto. We then set out to spend our final few hours in the city.
Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
Some of these colourful avians were obviously trained killers as some were fighting each other on our entry into the park.
Peacocks aside, these gardens were created in the 19th century and have a variety of flowers, sculptures, pavilions and views of Porto.
Rua de Miguel Bombarda
Just as we got to the bottom of the street it started raining heavily. We had to shelter in a doorway for about 10 minutes.
With the heavens closed (for now) we continued walking along this street. We noticed that there were some interesting street art amongst all the galleries.
Pastel de Bacalhau, Porto
The street we took was Rus dos Caldeireiros. It was much quieter and less touristy. Residents were drying their clothes on the balconies of their tiled houses. Bizarre since the rain showers were quite frequent.
To say that it was slippery after the rain was an understatement.
Douro River cruise
I was surprised that the wife didn’t even make an attempt to throw me overboard.
We then made our way to a bar to follow text commentary as Swansea City beat Sunderland.
This marked the end of our trip around Portugal and what a great experience it was in this fantastic country.