World ranking places Porto among the three destinations to visit in 2017

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Porto has long been known as a destination for wine lovers. The city is the go-to place to visit to taste the best Port wine. But this city by the sea has more to offer than wine. Porto is, according to this renowned newspaper, a very attractive European mini-metropolis that is located on Portugal’s northwestern coast where travelers can have their fair fill of culture and the outdoors, being able to visit the many museums of the city, admire its varied architecture and of course, hit the beach.

Porto is also known as the”Cidade das Pontes” (City of Bridges) due to the six bridges that span the Douro River, and Ponte Luís I is presented as the most iconic and the most suitable to enjoy the views of the Douro River.

The historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the ideal place to experience Porto's unique charm, but the city offers diverse offerings, whether during a weekend or an entire week. Stroll around the city and discover the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art or the city's old churches, such as the Sé (Cathedral) and Igreja de São Francisco (Church).

Whatever you choose to see or do in this captivating city, you'll leave with an appreciation for what the city has to offer, with great photos and, hopefully, one or two bottles of its best wine.