I'm off to northern Portugal, tips on what to do please.

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  • Tonka 2 Jul 2012 12:20:47 23,002 posts
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    Well, northernish. Me and my family are going for 12 days come september. From Lisbon up to Porto.

    Are there any nice places in between that I shouldn't miss?
    Anything near Porto or Lisbon?

    I like beautiful scenery and good food. No need for tips on nightclubs since I'm way past that stage in my life. This is the kind of stuff I like.

    What to eat? I have no idea about portuges cuisine.
  • Deleted user 2 July 2012 12:28:30
    Fish
  • Fab4 2 Jul 2012 12:36:09 6,736 posts
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    Aveiro is very nice and on the food front, you have to try Bacalhau (codfish).

    Also, off to the west of Lisbon is a little place called Sintra, which is overlooked by a kind of castle (Palace of Pena) made up of different forms of architecture.

    Edit: Oh, and Coimbra is a very old city, well worth a look.

    Edited by Fab4 at 12:39:27 02-07-2012
  • X201 2 Jul 2012 12:46:05 16,604 posts
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    If you like Football grounds

    Braga's ground is a bit out of the ordinary.

  • Tonka 2 Jul 2012 13:02:48 23,002 posts
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    @Fab4 Sintra is already a planned stop and exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for.
    Is Bacalhau a special dish or the fish itself?
  • Fab4 2 Jul 2012 13:08:23 6,736 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    @Fab4 Sintra is already a planned stop and exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for.
    Is Bacalhau a special dish or the fish itself?
    Its a dish, but its usually codfish and thinly sliced potatoes. Then the variations (and there are a lot) comes with the other ingredients/method of cooking.
  • Tonka 2 Jul 2012 13:08:23 23,002 posts
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    Aveiro looks brilliant!
  • Tonka 1 Oct 2012 10:14:21 23,002 posts
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    First day back at the office after the trip.
    Short verdict: Portugal is amazing and everyone should go.

    We never made it to Averio but we did see [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pena_National_Palace">Pena castle and
  • Goban 1 Oct 2012 10:40:52 9,167 posts
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    I was there when I was a kid, first holiday abroad and we were given fairly long leashes. Very fond memories of warm sun, great simple food and friendly people. Always wanted to go back and see it as an adult.
  • jonsaan 1 Oct 2012 11:25:31 25,910 posts
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    Can I suggest taking a 15 year old school girl along with you?
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