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  • Porto was named the European Best Destination in 2017. Never has the choice of the winning city been so unanimous among travelers from all over the world. You should plan to go.

  • Yes, I can guide you to a place with a musty cellar with crud-covered bottles, encrusted with age and with a delicate constitution that disallows even the thought of the feather duster. You can visit it for a small sum—and Port lovers certainly should.

  • Mercado do Bolhão is Porto's market, artists paint while you discover the culinary treats inside.
  • Taberna do Largo came to be after a years worth of the owner’s wandering of Portugal, looking for the best artisan foods and wine to stock it with. There is barely a need for a kitchen.

  • What makes Portugal unique? You might start wtih "Azulejos", a term used to describe the ubiquitous painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tiles you see in Portugal, affixed to walls, floors and even ceilings.
  • A Brasileira, Porto’s venerable cafe and restaurant is shut.

  • The largest festival in Porto is a midsummer festival of São João or Saint John. It’s a huge street festival, one of the liveliest in Europe.