The rooms aren’t numbered but named after virtues. Altruismo, lealdade, humildade…
Waking up in the morning is already a joyful moment as guests discover the delicious breakfast which is served in a beautiful, cosy room: a choice of various breads, cakes, cereals, yogurt and plate of fresh fruit for each table.
Solar Egas Moniz is a little gem in the portuguese contryside. However, we could hear the Azulejos calling us from Porto. The city boasts many many buildings covered with colorful tiles, from the typical houses to the churches, the facades look so precious.
Without really knowing what to expect, Nico & I ordered the Sangria de Espumante. We received two big beautiful glasses full of bubbles, pink freshness and red fruits. And when we tasted it, we were simply amazed. Guys, this is the best drink I’ve ever experienced. We’ve been trying to find the recipe ever since, without success.
For lunch, we stopped at Clérigos, a spanish/portuguese tapas restaurant. I didn’t take pictures of the food because I was too busy eating, but, I can assure you it was very good. Grilled sausage, fried squids, bread with tomato, patatas bravas… all in small portions so you can have a bit of everything, perfect for me.
A bit heavier than before, thanks to those delicious squids with their garlic sauce, we resumed our descent in direction of the Douro river.
The long riverfront on the Douro is filled with restaurants and bars, offering the possibility to drink and dine with a view.
On Sunday evening, the World Cup final was being played, and a big screen was installed on the Ribeira square which was absolutely full with football fans and tourists. We were one of them. Between the “ooooh” and “aaaaah” of the people, we followed the German victory with our cocktails and snacks.