While Porto may be best known as the namesake of port wine, this grand coastal city has a growing reputation as an art-and-design hub. Historic architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries—mixed with new buildings from modern star architects—serves as a grand backdrop to up-to-the-minute shops and restaurants. That mix is luring more and more travelers to this walkable, laid-back city.
architecture—varieties of distilled or populist versions of modernism—as for alluding to Portugal’s past. Some of the most popular are Café Ceuta, Café Atneia, Majestic Café and Confeitaria do Bolhão.”
SOME PORTO FAVORITES
FOR A CULTURE FIX
Serralves Museum of R. Dom João de Castro 210
Kate Skateshop R. de Santo Ildefonso
Santo Ildefonso, Portugal
TO EAT & DRINK
Majestic Café Rua Santa Catarina 112
Café Candelabro Rua da Conceição 3
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