Frequently compared to the The French Riviera, it is a home for the wealthy; a town where the uber-rich of Lisbon disappear to enjoy long weekends in one of the many grand holiday homes that cascade along the coast. Joined by vacationing families from across Europe, it is undeniably busy during the summer months.
TripGourmets recently spent three days in Porto, Portugals second city on the Atlantic coast. We decided on Porto as a destination due to a tantalising combination of the UNESCO World Heritage city centre, stunning views of giant metal bridges, and the promise of port wine and other local delicacies. Plus, after our last trip to Tallinn, we wanted some sunshine. We were not disappointed.
Europe may well be one of the smaller continents on the planet but it has a massive array of cultures, identities, countries and places to explore. We’ve all heard of the likes of Paris, London, Barcelona and Venice which are well-trodden places for us to explore but what about the massive amount of other regions and towns that are sometimes forgotten in lieu of the big hitting destinations...