Afurada is a fishing village across from Porto on the Douro River

Porto - Afurada

On our trip to Porto in 2016, we had a hire car so opted to stay out of town, thus ending up in this authentic Portuguese fishing village just across from Porto. We took a stroll through the narrow streets viewing the numerous houses with tiled facades. I loved how the locals literally sat outside their front doors on the footpath for hours watching the world go by. Even their washing is put out on the footpath.

Porto - Afurada

Porto - Afurada

We stopped for a coffee and pastries before heading down to the waterfront.

Porto - coffee and pastry

There was lots of colour with the old boats and various fishing paraphernalia to photograph.

Porto - Afurada

There was lots of colour with the old boats and various fishing paraphernalia to photograph. Also a nice view back across the river to Porto.

Porto - Afurada

We were lucky to come across some fishermen mending their nets. Oh and the seagulls were huge.

Porto - Afurada fishermen

Porto - Afurada fishermen

In Afurada, it is quite common to see local fish being cooked on open grills on the footpaths of popular restaurants. These grills are usually prepped early in the afternoon so the coals are just right for the evening. Just the smell of this wafting across to where we were staying was incredible.

Porto - Afurada fish cafe

Porto - Afurada fish cafe

Porto - Afurada fish cafe

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