Porto was chosen as the Best European Destination for 2017. This is actually the third time, the city has been distinguished for this award, having previously won in 2012 and 2014. Luxury Yachts decided to do an article exposing Porto’s best locations regarding mostly the maritime scene.
The monumental and artistic heritage of Porto city, the Port Wine, the traditional coffees, and restaurants, as well as the open-air leisure spaces, the flowing rivers and boatyards, the classic boats and caravels displays on the “Ribeira”, among many others. Basically, the cultural life of this wonderful city is one of the reasons why one must visit.
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Built along the hillsides of the Douro river, the Porto city is an outstanding urban landscape with over 2000 years of history. An ancient yet modern city that breaths culture and tradition combined with creativity and contemporaneity; and the architecture is the perfect example of that!
The historic centre of the city was considered World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. From Juri’s point of view, “the site is of outstanding universal value as the urban fabric and its many historic buildings bear remarkable testimony to the development over the past thousand years of a European city that looks outward to the west for its cultural and commercial links.”
Porto city also offers an excellent experience for design lovers that consists of a living showroom, which is constantly updated with the new products designed by the eight luxury brands that are under the umbrella of Covet House. So, you can enjoy an incredible design experience surrounded by luxury lighting and furniture designed by Boca do Lobo, DelightFULL, Koket, Brabbu, Essential Home, Luxxu, Maison Valentina and Circu.
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