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Pret a Porto: Portugal’s second city is ready for the limelight

A decade ago, the city’s historic centre was badly rundown. Now, having been carefully restored, it’s filled with culture, cafes and unusual shops Porto is a good-looking city, its granite buildings packed into a hilly landscape, many of them decorated … Read More

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Tiny Portugal offers bounty of delicious, affordable wines

Portugal is a popular travel destination and, as a result, we are seeing an increase in demand for its wines. Don’t fear the difficult-to-pronounce regions and varietal names — just jump in and enjoy the flavours of Portugal. There’s a … Read More

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Drink in the delights of Porto

There is much more to this city, perched on the banks of the Douro River, than its namesake wine. Wandering the streets of Porto, the sound of ice clinking in a glass of white port and tonic, served with a … Read More

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A local’s guide to Porto

On the steep banks of the Douro, Portugal’s northern jewel gleams with culture, buzzing restaurants, bars and artisan shops, plus cool places to visit and stay. There is no doubt: this Unesco heritage city makes for the perfect weekend break. … Read More

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The most exciting cities in the world right now

It may be Portugal’s second city, but pleasant Porto is the best place in the world for making friends, finding love, feeling free to be yourself and keeping in touch with family – beating Lisbon in most categories across the … Read More

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Why Porto should be your next Port of Call

We were doing a tasting under a portrait of the 19th-century character Dona Antonia Ferreira, famed for her port and also for capsizing on the river Douro and surviving due to the spread of her crinoline skirts. “How long can … Read More

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Porto elected Best European Destination 2014

Porto is exceptional. In more ways than one. Elected Best European Destination 2014 by the european citizens, Porto, the “Cidade Invicta” (unvanquished city) is history, is architecture, culture, gastronomy, trade, encounters and discoveries. Porto has all the charm of towns … Read More

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