Updated: Nov 27, 2020
The city of Porto was recently considered by National Geographic Traveller as the most unmissable cultural experience for 2021 ("and beyond") in the world. An honor that happens days after it was also elected the best small city in the world by the international magazine Monocle, which classified it as "a flourishing creative center", and won the World Travel Awards - the "Oscars" of Tourism - in the category of Best City Break in Europe.
Elected best European destination three times (2012, 2014 and 2017), Porto is a city of river and sea, hospitable, both conservative and contemporary. Characteristics to which a unique architectural, landscape, gastronomic and human heritage is added, making it an unforgettable destination.
Since the times of the Roman occupation, which dates back to the 1st century BC, Oporto has always been a city of commercial vocation.