The Portuguese melancholy hidden in the old and abandoned buildings
Immediately after arriving in Portugal, I was surprised to see many abandoned buildings. In August 2017, my first time in the country, we started our wandering by exploring Porto. I couldn’t believe my eyes. We saw many damaged and empty houses, a lot of them in the city centre. The shock was coming especially from the fact that Porto is not a small town but the second largest in Portugal. Later on, I understood that it is not an exception. You can find many abandoned buildings in the whole country, in big cities as well as in small villages.