One day in Porto

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EN: If you start your journey early, one day can be long, but not long enough… So I did that; I wake up early to catch as much as I could from a beautiful, historic city…

The city of tasty wine, one of the oldest European centers and its historical core, was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996, so this is Porto.

In Portuguese, the city’s name is spelled with a definite article “o Porto,” so in English: the port, kind of easy to figure out, no?!

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RO: Daca iti incepi calatoria devreme, o zi poate fi lunga, dar nu suficient de lunga….

Asa ca, asta am facut, m-am trezit devreme ca sa surprind cat de mult am putut dintr-un oras istoric frumos …

Orasul unui vin gustos si unul dintre cele mai vechi centre istorice Europene, cu al lui centru ce a fost recunoscut ca facand parte din Patrimoniu Mondial de catre UNESCO in 1996, acesta este PORTO.

EN/RO: I find my guide and was perfect:))) !!!/ Mi-am gasit ghidul perfect:)))!!!

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En: I love the blue color, so I love Porto. Also, you know why? Because most of the buildings are cover with blue tiles, they call them “azulejo.”

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“Azulejo” is a form of Spanish and Portuguese painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework. “Azulejos” are found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses, schools, and nowadays, restaurants, bars, and even railways or subway stations. They were used as an ornamental art form and had a specific functional capacity like temperature control in homes. They still constitute a significant aspect of Portuguese architecture as they are applied on walls, floors, and even ceilings—the “azulejos” chronicle catch substantial historical and cultural aspects of Portuguese history.

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RO: Iubesc culoare albastra, asa ca iubesc si Porto, vrei sa stiti de ce? Deoarece majoritatea cladirilor sunt acoperite cu faianta albastra, numite “azulejo”.

“Azulejo” este o forma spaniola si portugheza de vitraliu din placi ceramice. “Azulejos” se gasesc atat in interiourul cat si in exteriorul bisericilor, palatelor, caselor, scolilor si in zile noastre chiar si in restaurante, baruri, statii de tren si metro. Ele nu sunt folosite doar ca o forma de arta ornamentala, pot avea capaciatea de a controla temeparatura in case. Constituie un aspect major al arhitecturii Portugheze asa ca ele sunt aplicate pe pereti, podele chiar si pe tavan. Multe dintre ele sunt cronice istorice si culturale ale Portugaliei.

Beautiful all around, friendly people, fun, sun / Oameni prietenosi, soare, distractie, frumos

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Amazing buildings/ Cladiri spectaculoase

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City view/ Porto

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And the day is over, I told you the day is short even you star early;)/ Ziua s-a incheiat , v-am zis ca ziua este scurta chair daca o incepi devreme;)IMG_8555

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Muito obrigado!!!!

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