Porto Was Elected the New Star of Portugal by Vogue Itália ♦ The Italian magazine elected the Portuguese city as the star of Portugal. Porto: The Portuguese city conquers with its mix of architecture, art and genuine hospitality of the locals: discover all the must-see addresses. The “mix” between the old and the new, between the heritage and the new architecture, in addition to the hospitality of the people of Porto, are the hallmarks of Invicta that won Vogue Italia. In the article dedicated to the city, the renowned publication warns: “Attention, Lisbon: there is a new star in Portugal and it’s called Porto”, Secrets From Portugal brings you all about Porto, and the election, keep reading to understand.
Emerging from the shadow of the capital, the northern town known for its wine and industrial production today seduces with a formula that mixes Gothic and Baroque architecture in futuristic structures such as Casa da Musica, the Rem Koolhaas, taverns where you can taste the tripe à fashion do I take to gourmet restaurants, craft shops and avant-garde fashion boutiques. Add to it the mild climate, the Atlantic beaches just 10 minutes from the centre and the genuine hospitality of the locals, and understand why this city with peaceful country rhythms has been voted 3 times the best European destination.
And it was recently chosen as a base by artists looking for low-cost spaces, migrated here from creative hubs such as Berlin. We went to explore it by focusing our research on the Baixa area, the UNESCO-listed historic centre where the spectacular architecture is preserved by an intelligent restoration policy where monuments abound, and on the ” quarteirão das Artes”, The area of galleries and creative spaces, an experimental laboratory of the local cultural scene. Both, in this city on a human scale, can be explored on foot, minimizing the ecological footprint.
“Porto: Cosa vedere, dove mangiare e dormire”, translating “Porto: what to see, where to eat and sleep”, is the title that sets the theme for the extensive article recently published by the magazine specialized in fashion in its online edition.
If it is true that Port Wine, known worldwide, bears the name of the city abroad, there are many other attractions that Vogue Italy enumerates so that future visitors can, with greater ownership, convince others to step on the floor of Porto. From the “futuristic” architecture of Casa da Música, by Rem Koolhaas located in the Boavista area, to the Historic Center of Porto, where Baroque and even Gothic buildings predominate, and where rehabilitation is also being done in an “intelligent” way “- says journalist Alessandra Signorelli – there are also other reasons that” fill the eye “, or better, the taste buds of those who visit us.
This is the case of the typical dish of “Tripas à Moda do Porto”, but also of many other gastronomic suggestions, presented in typical and refined restaurants, which contribute to a list of places where you can eat in a diversified way and for all budgets.
In addition to gastronomy, there is much more to discover and discover in this Atlantic city that has beaches “just 10 minutes away from the downtown”. From the craft shops to the concept stores, on Miguel Bombarda’s art quarter, through an intense cultural offer and an attractive and safe crowd, Vogue Italia leaves tips for the elaboration of a script that invites you to a genuine immersion in Porto.