Porto, a charming city in the northern part of Portugal, has been chosen as the Best European Destination of 2017. It is not difficult to understand why; in fact, Porto is well-known for its artistic beauties and quality of life. We will see in details which are the main reason why you should choose this city as your next travel destination.
First of all, Porto has a fundamental role in architecture; its architectural resource ranges from contemporary and avant-garde projects to classic and iconic ones. Among the most important and famous examples of architecture, stands out The Dom Luís I Bridge, drawn by Gustave Eiffel, that spans the River Douro and links the city to Vila Nova de Gaia.
Another important masterpiece of architecture is represented by Casa da Música, the biggest concert hall space in Porto. Located in Boavista, this stunning building is an icon of modern architecture and one of the most visited and appreciated places by tourists.
Beside architecture, Porto is becoming famous for design. The city of azulejos and breathtaking landscapes, in fact, is now considered as one of the most inspiring places by designers and it is the home office of different brands of design; interior design, in particular, plays an important role here. Among the most exciting ones there is Essential Home. Born in 2016, Essential Home is a new but already well organised brand that creates unique and sophisticated pieces of furniture in midcentury style. It is composed by a young and dynamic team of people that work every day to impress customers with new and inspiring creations. The brand works with international markets and attends to international and important events, such as ISaloni in Milan, which is going to take place in April.
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Style, luxury and fashion characterize Porto in toto! Walking through the imposing Avenida dos Aliados, in the hearth of the city, it is impossible for tourists not to be impressed by the precious buildings and sophisticated hotels that sorround this big street.
Majestic Café is one of the most famous one. Here you can drink the best expresso coffee of the city and taste the best Portuguese tarts. Moreover, here you can try traditional Portuguese food. Francesinha represents the most typical dish: it is a mix of bread, cheese and meat, with an irresistible sauce that is a feast for your eyes and taste buds every time you savour it.
Want to know more about Porto? Come and discover it by yourself, it will be certainly worth it!
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