Earlier this year, 20 european destinations were competing for the title of Best European Destination 2017. Only one got out victorious, and a stunning northern city in Portugal – Porto – was the most voted destination of them all. And because Spring is here and we can’t hide our excitement, here are a few reasons why we believe you should totally visit Porto, the Best European Destination of 2017!
From more contemporary and avant-garde architecture projects to classic and iconic architectural pieces drawn by Mr. Gustav Eiffel himself – like Dom Luis Bridge – Porto is filled with stunning architecture. It’s impossible not to feel mesmerized walking along the river and looking up to the bridge, or strolling along the more modern part of the city and not feel small compared to the breathtaking piece that is Casa da Música, in Boavista.
DELIGHTFULL LIVES HERE
It’s one of the homes of your favorite lighting brand company, DelightFULL. Located just up the river, DelightFULL and its team are headquartered in Porto. It’s impossible not to feel inspired every day just by looking at all the amazing views everywhere you look. It’s probably one of the most perfect cities for every designer to live in!
DESIGN AND COLOR ARE EVERYWHERE
‘Porto Ponto‘, Porto’s identity was considered to be one the best identity brands in the whole Europe. Fresh, clean and always very versatile and adaptable, ‘Porto Ponto’ represents what’s best in the city, as well as it’s amazing architecture and design features!
And of course, you’ll notice right away how colorful and cheerful Porto can be! With a lot of sunny days, all the colors that make up Porto’s riverside front become even brighter and everything will look even more beautiful!
And with lots of the original Greenery everywhere, Porto is the best city to feel inspired to create your next big design. Take a walk in the ‘Jardins do Palácio de Cristal’ and you’ll feel reenergized with all the green and the majestic peacocks casually passing by you.
SLEEP IN THE BEST PLACES
Whether you’d rather wake up facing the river, or Porto’s most important avenue – Avenida dos Aliados – the important thing is that you can do it with a lot of style and in a very luxurious way. Both The Yeatman and Intercontinental hotels offer you the chance to enjoy some of the best views in the whole city!
THE WORLD’S BEST FOOD AND COFFEE
When you’re visiting Porto, you have to take some time to visit one of the most exclusive and ancient coffees of the whole city. Majestic Café in the heart of the city, right in the middle of the shopping district, is a no miss opportunity to drink the best expresso coffee and enjoy the best custard tarts, or as we like to call them, ‘Pastel de Nata’.
Finally, if you’re in for a serious meal, and you’re the biggest meat lover you know, then put yourself to the test and try one of Porto’s most known dishes, Francesinha. It’s literally just lots of good-quality meat on bread, a lot of cheese and the best sauce you can think of.
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