Named as the best European destination twice in the last five years, Porto is famed not only for its dramatic landscape overlooking the Douro River but also for its eclectic mix of historic and contemporary architecture. The fantastic Casa da Música is just as impressive and photogenic as the tile panels of São Bento Station.
Should you ever tire from exploring the winding path historic centre, which has been named a Unesco World Heritage Site, there are plenty of green spaces to unwind in such as the Jardim Botânico do Porto and the Jardins do Palácio Cristal.
A hidden jewel
Porto has an interesting history that goes all the way back to the Ancient Romans. Around the year 450, Cale was a small Celtic village where the Romans built a port, called "Portus Cale", being occupied later on by the Visigoths, the Arabs and the Spanish, resulting in one of the most diverse cities in Europe. Despite being the second biggest city in Portugal, Porto was the city that gave rise to the name of the country.
Ribeira in Baixa offers some of the best views in the city. From here one can see the imposing Luis I Bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel, and the port wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. Check out the gastronomic thrills of the city with a stroll through the Ribeira alley taverns. Sample Vitor Matos’s famed food at the Antiqvvm, a star restaurant in the Michelin Guide 2019. Hipster bars and art-nouveau cafes are a constant reminder of all the stories this vibrant city has to tell. Amongst them is the Livraria Lello, the oldest bookshop in the world and famed for its unique neo-gothic interior.
“Porto is shaking off its nickname as ‘Lisbon’s little sibling’. Offering an exceptional lifestyle with old world charm at every turn and exciting infrastructure projects in motion, Porto is one to watch.”
David Moura-George, Managing Director, Portugal & Real Estate Specialist
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The gliding mist that shrouds both banks, as well as the city’s six iconic bridges, gives Porto an aura of cool that has turned the city into the new capital of Europe’s creative class.
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