…seen from Gaia. The city of Porto is classified as world heritage by UNESCO. The truth is, for those who land on Porto’s airport, it really is worth to take the subway to the downtown of Gaia, walk down the hill torwards the river Douro and walk calmly through the “Cais de Gaia” area and admire the landscape/cityscape. When you’re hungry, don’t hesitate in go in into a restaurant and ask for a Francesinha, according to the Time magazine, one of the best 10 sandwiches in the world. Enjoy!

The boats are called “Rabelo” (Rabelos in the plural) and they are the traditional boats of this city. The wine makers that owned wine farms up in the river used to use these boats to carry the barrels down the river to the city of Gaia where the wine was stored and shiped all over the world and country. This wine is called Porto wine.

Gaia – Portugal


Canon EOS 550D + 50mm lens + CPL filter
f3.5 opening / 1/160 sec exposure

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  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    In Dutch:
    een hele lekkere photo!
    Translated..A great shot Joao

  • Dank u wel John!! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • Fara
    Faraover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Joao………………love the shape of the boats and I will not forget the Francesinha when I hopefully visit this region…………………..cheers Joyce

  • Thanks for the comment and the fave Joyce! (You will not regret if you do so) :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    This is very nice mate..have great weekend.

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  • Thanks Derek! I hope it will be a nice weekend, so far was just cutting the grass and coocking… :) Nice weekend for you too! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 2 years ago


  • Muito obrigado Tereza!!

    – João Figueiredo

  • CanyonWind
  • Cheers POP’s!!

    – João Figueiredo

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey!

    – João Figueiredo

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 2 years ago

    Beautiful scene and capture Joao!

  • Thanks peaky!! It is much more beautiful in real life actually! Thans for the fave as well! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Thanks Lucinda! Very much appreciated you passed by and favourited my photos! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 2 years ago

  • Muito obrigado Tereza! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Joao.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thanks Jude! Very much appreciated you dropped by!

    – João Figueiredo

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