Our last day is Porto is, basically, our last day of 2017, as we will be in the air tomorrow (New Year's Eve). We start with a quick walk down Boavista, past the Casa da Musica, and on down to Rua Migeul Bombarda, a narrow little road full of funky galleries.
Then we turn toward the river, and catch a flea market near the Igreja dos Clerigos. Not quite as extensive as the Feira da Ladra, but still a lot of fun.
Once we reach the church, we get back into tourist mode. We head down the Rua dos Clerigos, and toward City Hall Plaza, the Praca da Liberdade, where they are clearly setting up for some kind of New Year's festa.
At the top of Avenida Dom Alfonso Henriques, there is a small church covered in azulejos, but I cannot seem to find its name on any of our maps (I find out later it's the Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados). It's quite pretty, but evidently not a real attraction.
We continue towards the river and up the next hill toward the Se do Porto, and we start to get some views over the historic center and the Ribeira. But we take the scenic route, up the little, steep street, down the next steep street, and through some windy alleys, and then up the big stairs.
The interior is much as I remembered, but there did seem to be some more interesting details
Back outside, we continue on towards the Ponte de Dom Luis I, which is also, as I remember, only better. The air is cool now and the light faded.
We finish the day by taking a shuttle to the El Corte Ingles, a big (big!) department store in Gaia to buy some gifts – it feels like a department store in Tokyo, with bright lights, lots of stores within stores, and gourmet foods on the lower levels. We catch the sunset from the bridge coming back over the river.
Feliz Ano Novo!