Porto was voted the best European city to visit in 2019 - and the second in the world, by specialists and users of Culture Trip.
Culture Trip, which is followed by more than six million people just on Facebook, combined the opinion of travel experts with the research done through their application to get the 12 cities with the greatest potential for attractiveness in 2019.
Culture Trip says:
“If 2018 belonged to Lisbon, 2019 is all about Porto. Portugal’s second-largest city, this seaside paradise is a must-visit for those obsessed with food and design. Vineyards to the north mean splendid local wine flows like water – sip a glass or two with a meal of locally caught seafood cooked in a cataplana, the traditional copper cookware, before heading out shopping. When it comes to art and design, Porto offers everything from traditional textiles to contemporary concepts, so there’s no better place to find home-decor inspiration. Walking around town is like visiting a free museum, with stunning murals and street art around every cobbled corner. This is reputed to have inspired JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books, so bear that in mind when you visit the Lello Bookstore or the Art Deco Café Majestic, where the author worked on the first instalment in the series.
One thing to do in Porto? Try the local delicacy of port wine. Made exclusively in the nearby Douro Valley, the sweet digestif is best tasted during a tour of one of the city’s wine cellars or bars.”