Visiting Castelo do Queijo and Parque da Cidade

Parque da Cidade is the largest urban park in Portugal and stretch out as far as the Atlantic Ocean. The park has 83 hectares, with lakes and promenades. During the weekends it gets busy, as the park is a favorite place for families to do their picnics and stay together. There are several sport courts, including football courts.

There are several trails with beautiful gardens all around. Entrance is free and the address is Estrada Interior da Circunvalação 15443.

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From Parque da Cidade I recommend you visit “Castelo do Queijo” (“Cheese Castle”) as it is located close by. The castle is located at “Foz do Douro”, a wealthy neighborhood in west Porto.

Castelo do Queijo is a fortress and the name comes from its resemblance to a cheese. It’s a fortress from the 17th Century. The interior is dedicated to Portuguese military. The views from the fortress to the Atlantic Ocean are great and you will have many photo opportunities, specially on sunny days! Enjoy!

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Full Moon in Portugal

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We had the amazing experience of watching a “super moon” while staying in Porto. I loved the experience of taking my tripod outside looking for the pretty night just above me.


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