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Rising elegantly from the swift, silent Rio Douro is a city that immediately captures the heart and soul with its effortless charm, serene atmosphere, stunning good looks and irresistibly friendly locals.
Porto is a subtle city. It doesn’t shout, it doesn’t brag, it just quietly gets on with being one of Europe’s most captivating locations. It’s in the moments of quiet that you’ll remember Porto most fondly.
When you turn into a quiet alleyway and a cat slinks it’s way up a hidden staircase, when the gently lapping Douro splashes up against the fishing boats, when you sip a warming port in a cosy tavern, Porto is there to be savoured, absorbed slowly.
Weaving the historic centre and bohemian street art, world-class restaurants and local tavernas, Porto manages to gather it all in a tangled fisherman’s net of climbing staircases that end in inevitably beautiful views and cobbled alleys to make Europe’s most addictive destination.