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    Porto, Portugal

    Hello all again,

    Going to spend a week in Porto early next month and thinking about what to check out while there. On Atlas Obscura found out about the Capela do Senhor da Pedra, which is supposedly half church and half witchcraft temple on a beach south of Porto. Also looking forward to smoking in bars and restaurants!

    Anybody have any other ideas or tips re Porto?

    Mark


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    No ideas but it sounds wonderful, have a lovely time!
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    Hello all again,

    Going to spend a week in Porto early next month and thinking about what to check out while there. On Atlas Obscura found out about the Capela do Senhor da Pedra, which is supposedly half church and half witchcraft temple on a beach south of Porto. Also looking forward to smoking in bars and restaurants!

    Anybody have any other ideas or tips re Porto?

    Mark
    Hi Mark. Not all bars and restuarants allow smoking. If the locals are doing it in bars, then itīs OK... In eateries,there may be a sectioned off part for smoking,but usually its not allowed.
    Enjoy Porto.

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    Back again -- Thoroughly enjoyed Porto, which is a friendly and laid-back city. The Capela do Senhor da Pedra is definitely worth a visit, although the chapel itself is exclusively Christian. Would suggest going at sunset; I went in the middle of the afternoon on a sunny day when the beach was crowded and didn't feel any unusual vibes.

    The Casa da Musica is also worth a visit, although I didn't have time to check out the Orange Room, where movements are converted to music. Next time!

    Anyone who shares my fascination with big waves should visit Nazare, aprox. 3 hours south of Porto by bus.

    Unfortunately didn't find any indoor bars or restuarants which permitted smoking, although smoking is common in outdoor public places. Changomartinez is absolutely correct.

    Lots of good cheap wine and excellent seafood -- will be going back in the future!
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