Lonely Planet: Porto is best European 2013 destination


“Lonely Planet”  travel guides placed Porto and the Douro Valley in the top 10 European destinations for 2013. The city is considered a “vibrant capital of the arts”. 

For Andy Murdock, author of the article, “size is not everything”, which justifies why Europe, a continent much smaller than Asia or Africa, attracts so many visitors from around the world . “Porto has emerged as the vibrant capital of the arts,” writes Andy Murdock, highlighting the fact that the city is a destination of “great value”, with many new features. “At the forefront of the artistic ambiance of the city is the gallery district of Rua Miguel Bombarda” the article continued. The city of Porto is “the next hot thing”. The Douro River had already been top tanked by the “Huffington Post”.