During our visit to Porto, we could not miss the experience of visiting the wineries of the main wine houses. We crossed over the “Ponte Luis I” bridge towards the neighboring town, Vila Nova de Gaia. Curiously, in 1834 this municipality was created by merging the municipalities of Vila Nova (1288) and Gaia (1255), thus the Vila Nova de Gaia was born. Continue reading “Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal”
Due to the great degree of deterioration of the Chapel of “San Alifon”, in Porto, Portugal, the same was demolished in 1709, to build the Parish Church of “San Ildefonso”. Although the main structure of the new church was completed in 1730, it was not until 1739 that the construction of the bell towers we can observe on each side of the church that the building was finally completed. Continue reading “Church of “San Ildefonso” – Porto, Portugal”
Inaugurated in 1919, Toledo’s Railroad Station was declared as a Place of Cultural Interes; in the category of monuments on November 21, 1991. This is the work of Architect Narciso Clavería and his neo-Moorish style. Bricks, stone, iron and cement was used in its construction. In 2005 it was restored with the advent of the high speed trains. It is located to the east of the city. Continue reading “Railroad Station of Toledo”
The name of this site might seem curious. “La Viajera y El Mochilero” intends to highlight some unique peculiarities shared by many that such as us, take the leap to create their own personalized trips. It is an attempt to be different from typical tourists, travelers or hikers.
We shall share experiences from our most recent travels, that over time shall be many. We will include photos, stories, anecdotes, tips and recommendations.
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