A Sneak Peek at Porto - Spanish Sabores

A Sneak Peek at Porto

Porto at dusk
Porto at dusk offers gorgeous views.

As I continue my journey as an entrepreneur in Spain, I decided to attend a blogging conference to try to take my blogs to the next level. TBU (Travel Bloggers Unite) was held last week in Porto, Portugal and I am extremely happy that I made the decision to go. Over the next couple of months I will be telling you all about the conference, the incredible city of Porto, and what to visit in the north of Portugal, a place I was able to explore thanks to the Visit Porto campaign to work with travel bloggers.

If you are interesting in learning more about travel blogging, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll try to address any questions you might have in future posts.

Coming Soon on Spanish Sabores


My new favorite food market in Europe

Women in Bulhao Market
A woman sells garlic in the Bulhao market in Porto.

Portuguese art and tilework

Azulejo Tile
Beautiful azulejo tile.
Portuguese gold
Portuguese gold is an important art.

Things to do in Porto

Cruise boat in Porto
A river cruise is a great way to spend an evening in Porto,

An introduction to Portuguese food

Melon and cured ham
In Portugal you definitely eat well.
Portuguese cod croquettes
Portuguese cod fritters.
Plate of organ meat.
Organs, blood, and pork at a typical Portuguese restaurant.

What you need to know about Portuguese wines

Port wine corks
Port wine is everywhere in Porto and the north of Portugal.
Portuguese wine grapes
Grapes that make amazing portuguese wines.

Why the small town of Pinhão makes a great escape

Boat cruise Douro River
A cruise of the Douro River in Pinhão, Portugal.
Vintage Hourse Hotel Pool
The Vintage House pool overlooks the Douro River.

Sleeping at a monastery overlooking a graveyard!

Pousada Santa Marinha
Pousado Santa Marinha in Guimarães, Portugal.

Exploring Guimarães: 2012 European Capital of Culture

Guimarães, Portugal at night.
Walking around Guimarães at dusk.
Castle Guimarães, Portugal.
The lovely castle in Guimarães.

Why visiting Braga should be on every Portugal itinerary

Braga Sanctuary of Bom Jesus
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus in Braga, Portugal.
Flowers in Braga Center
The incredible flowers in Braga center.

The hotel that offers guests these spectacular views

View in Viana Portugal
The Sanctuary of Santa Luzia.
View of Portugal.
The best breakfast view ever.

After seeing these pictures wouldn’t you like to visit Portugal?

See even more about my Portugal trip on the Facebook page!



  1. So glad to have met you on our post conference trip! I’m looking forward to reading your perspective of the trip and thanks for convincing me to try that rice with chicken blood. I really enjoyed it!

  2. Wow. Sounds like you have a lot of things to write about. Can’t wait to read about your experiences at the conference. I spent 2 nights in Porto this summer before going back to Lisbon and then Lagos but after all your photos, I feel like I missed quite a bit. lol.

  3. Oooo, this is going to be interesting, Portuguese is one of the languages I really want to learn and will probably end up getting around to sooner rather than later (I still think my next language is going to be French), albeit I think it will be Brazilian Portuguese, not European Portuguese, simply because Brazilian Portuguese will be more useful for me.

    Look forward to it, Lauren.


  4. Lovely photos, Lauren! I’ve been to a few places in Portugal–Lisboa, Sintra, Porto, etc–but my experience there was brief. Looking forward to hearing more about Pinhão, Guimarães, and Braga, and learning about Portugeuse food beyond francesinha!!

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