Porto no Top 10 European travel destinations for 2013 – Lonely Planet

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O Porto foi eleito pela Lonely Planet, editora líder mundial na publicação de guias de viagem, como o melhor destino de férias na Europa em 2013.

Top 10 European travel destinations for 2013

Lonely Planet

1. Porto & Douro

“Once a sleepy riverside city best known for its fortified wines, Porto has emerged as a vibrant arts capital that’s rightfully getting a lot of buzz as a great value destination. At the vanguard of the city’s bohemian art scene is the gallery-lined Rua Miguel Bombarda – liveliest during Simultaneous Openings when new exhibitions and streetside concerts create a festive ambiance. Big museums such as the Museu de Arte Contemporânea in Parque de Serralves host cutting-edge exhibitions. Meanwhile, Rem Koolhaas’ wildly designed and hugely popular Casa da Música keeps the music going at year-round performances, including free outdoor concerts in the summer. Celebrated new restaurants have also tapped into the city’s creative new outlook. Rui Paula’s DOP showcases Portuguese ingredients with a contemporary twist. Historic port wine lodges provide tours and tastings for free or a nominal fee. Beyond Porto lies the Douro Valley, a picturesque region of steep terraced hillsides covered in some of Portugal’s most celebrated vineyards, with river cruises and scenic train rides for day-trippers.

The Yeatman is Porto’s finest hotel, and its Michelin-starred restaurant is well worth a visit even if you don’t stay the night.”

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Article by Andy Murdock – Lonely Planet Author
Photo by Dmitry Shakin
Read more here: www.lonelyplanet.com/europe/travel-tips-and-articles/77757

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