Portugal, May 2016 - U of I EXPLORERS Photolog

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In Porto, located on the Duoro River, travelers toured the Clergymen Church &Tower, enjoyed the neoclassical Stock Exchange, and the Riveira, Porto’s medieval river district teeming with art galleries, boutiques and restaurants! Next the EXPLORERS toured the Palace of the Dukes of Braganca in Guimaraes, followed by a tour of a winery in the Alto Douro wine region and a river cruise. After a stop in Coimbra, the medieval capital of Portugal, it was on to Lisbon, with visits to the Ancient Royal Riding School and Jeronimos Monestary. The highlight in Lisbon was the fado dinner, featuring traditional Portuguese music.

—Wendy Petruzzello, UI Alumni Association EXPLORERS host