Photographer's Note

A night shot that comes directly from the top deck of the Dom Luis II Bridge, facing the Vila Nova de Gaia. My accommodation was located approximately 200 meters from the bridge so, I had the option to take a tram or to walk with pleasure across in order to get to the historic Ribeira .

Overlooking everything in Gaia is a 17th-century monastery, the Mosteiro da Serra de Pilar. This is the curiously round building that you can see from the Ribeira, and was probably wondering what it was! The circular portion of the building is the church, but there is also a separate, equally round cloister. The complex was requisitioned by the Duke of Wellington during the Peninsular War in the early 1800s and has remained the property of the Portuguese military ever since. As a result, the only way to look around the monastery is on the hourly guided tour.


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  • Copyright: Tomek Tabor (quovadis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 1 N: 1141] (4990)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-12-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-03-07 13:10
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