What makes Porto so perfect after all?

On the 8th of February of 2015, the renowned travel journalist Frank Barrett, published in the “DailyMail” many compliments to Porto downtown. Porto is the most “perfect place for a weekend city break” said Frank Barrett, from that time until today things are getting even better.

Here you have, the best 30 reasons...

  • Porto it's the ideal place for families, young couples or individual travelers;
  • Porto it’s among the oldest European cities, and its historical centre was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996;
  • Porto is one among the foremost underestimated touristic attractions in Europe;
  • Portugal and Douro is internationally famous and renown by the Port Wine;
  • Porto´s gastronomy it’s diverse and flavoured by local ingredients;
  • “treasure trove of narrow, cobbled streets”;
  • This is a perfect place for city breaks;
  • S.Bento´s railway station “is an architectural gem”;
  • “Beautiful patterned ceramic tiles”;
  • All manner of bars and shops, selling everything, within the old city centre;
  • Livraria Lello it’s one of the most astonishing bookshops in the world;
  • You can enjoy all city only by foot, walking short distances;
  • Surprisingly affordable prices;
  • Traditional markets – Mercado do Bolhão or Mercado de Matosinhos;
  • Cable car ride from riverside Vila Nova de Gaia to top level of D. Luís I bridge, “offers an astonishing view”;
  • Constant cultural activities, music and art performances (ex: Casa da Música);
  • Modern architectural landmarks, designed by worldly renowned architects (Ex: Siza Vieira);
  • One of the amazing Contemporary Art museums in Europe, Museu de Serralves;
  • Douro river;
  • Riverside Ribeira;
  • 1h30min distance to Douro Valley (by car);
  • Wine cellars;
  • Perfect beaches for sunbathing and water sports, like surf and windsurf;
  • The most beautiful churches and chapels in Europe;
  • Known world wide for its wines, and for its hospitality;
  • Porto´s historical heritage, architecture, amazing wines and gastronomical treasures are bound to take you on a journey of a lifetime;
  • Birthplace of the Francesinha;
  • The best roads within the World;
  • Multiple Stared Restaurants (Michelin Stars) in Porto and Northern Portugal;
  • Port wine;

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