The enormous Convent of Santa Clara drew my attention and bought me to the seaside town, Vila do Conde. The convent was build in the 14th century and expanded in 18th century. It is now used as an infant school. The church and cloister can be visited.
Vila do Conde is 27km away from Porto and is connected with metro service, line B. It costs about 2.6 Euro one way. When we arrived, the first stunning spot is the aqueduct, giant and seems endlessly extended. We then walked up to the convent and nearby churches. The aqeueduct is also there, up on the hill. It is said that water supply for the convent relied on the aqeueduct. Wow, a long way! It's marvelous!
Walking down soon came the church Igreja Matriz / Parish Church with beautiful stone carving door decoration. The surrounding is nice but empty.
Next we reached the beach, strolled along, appreciated the Atlantic Ocean. If one swims across the ocean, it will be New York. Ha, will the Statue of Freedom greet one with open arms? Or one will be arrested and sent back to the country of origin? Anyway, just my imagination.
It was quiet the day we were there, the last day of March, a Saturday. Golden sand with foot steps and scenes of love.