An out of season shot from one of the most touristic parts of Porto.[/caption]
Wondering why Porto just won the award for European Best Destination 2017?And when I saw Sandra Henriques’ 10 picks I couldn’t help looking forward to our visit next weekend. We still have so many things to see & do there like having a Francisinha – a dish I find disgusting just to look at but of course have to try it. If not for others then for professional reasons. [caption id="attachment_media-15" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] The train station with its stunning tiles.[/caption]
Here are 10 reasons to give you a head start.
Read Sandra Henriques picks in The Huffington Post.
- A decadent sandwich called Francesinha
- A sweet dessert- like wine called Port
- The bookstore Livlaria Lello that Inspired JK Rowling
- The contemporary Casa da Música
- The majestic use of Azulejo in the most unusual places
- The Fantasporto festival that taps into the darkest corners of your imagination
- The NOS Primavera Sound music festival you can’t miss in the spring
- The golden sunsets at Ribeira
- The no BS personality of the city’s Historic Center
- The Wonderful People of Porto
[caption id="attachment_20506" align="aligncenter" width="1409"] Hazul is one of our Local Graca Street Artists – he comes from Porto :-)[/caption]
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Vienna/Austria, Panama City/Panama, Auckland/New Zealand/Lisbon, Portugal, Cincinnati, Ohio/USA, Honolulu, Hawaii/USA, Calgary/Canada, Bogotá/Colombia & Porto/Portugal
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Not at all.
Lisbon has a much more international feel – its bigger and doesn’t feel as touristic as the much smaller Porto that to us sometimes feels like a Post Card… too picturesque
Furthermore. The weather is much better here in Lisbon – and we have beaches every where. That means a lot to us.
So we look at the new and well deserved Porto Hype as an extra advantage for us living here and one more reason for travelers to visit Lisbon: It only takes us 3 hr by car or train.
Arent we privileged living here 🙂
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