The first thing you notice in Porto are the stunning tiled buildings. Every house seems to have a unique tile colour and pattern.
We only had a day to explore before flying to the Azores. We spent the time wandering and admiring the wonderful facades and stunning colour combinations.
There was a hipster vibe and excellent coffee.
Some buildings were beautifully faded and others recently renovated.
Extraordinary ironwork framed huge windows and tall elegant front doors.
Colour clashing seemed to be encouraged with brown, pink and green close together.
This is a city that seems to be led by design, architecture, workmanship and delicious food.
I can’t recommend Porto enough to anyone interested in beautiful design or in need of inspiration.