“Rabanadas” Majestic Style

The Majestic Café, designed by architect João Queiróz in the nineteen twenties, is still today one of the most beautiful and meaningful examples of Art Nouveau in Porto. I may have missed a few of those striking details because I was distracted by my friend's Audrey Hepburn-style beauty. The servers were gracious even though we… Continue reading “Rabanadas” Majestic Style

João Chagas Garden

Arriving in Porto in January, I was impressed by the presence of green leaves on the branches of deciduous trees, and upon closer examination, evidence of tropical plants. One morning I took my coffee and pastry and I went exploring some of the city's public green spaces. Known to locals as Jardim a Cordoaria, historically… Continue reading João Chagas Garden