We took a train from Cascais to Porto and spent two days there.
We've checked into the hotel after lunch and went for a walk around the city in time for the sunset.
After that we tried to find a place for dinner, but many restaurants were closed due to the public holiday.
In Portugal, the 25th of April is a national holiday, known as Freedom Day. Carnation Revolution happened in 1974 on that day.
On the next day we went for a walk around city center.
Very cool McDonald's
The hostess in our hotel advised us to visit Clérigos Church and its bell tower.
This bell tower - Torre dos Clérigos can be seen from various places in the city.
On top of the tower there is a viewpoint from which great city views can be seen.
To get there you need to climb a narrow staircase and it can be a bit crowded.
After visiting the tower we decided to have a lunch somewhere nearby.
Right in front of the tower there is an interesting place called Casa Portuguesa do Pastel de Bacalhau.
They sell only one dish there - potato and dry cod croquettes.
It is served with local port wine.
Also there was a shop with portuguese sweets.
A single cod croquette was not enough for us so we visited one more place here on the square.
The place is called Brick and located right in front of the tower.
The food is served on wooden plates. The most popular dishes are tostadas.
We ordered salmon&avocado tostada and salmon sashimi with salad.
After lunch we went for a walk on the riverfront and took a ride on the old tram to the beach.
Porto's beach is not comparable with Albufeira or Cascais beaches :)