Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Oporto, best city in Europe for travel snobs


Top 10 best cities in Europe for travel snobs

1. Porto, Portugal

Although one of the cheapest cities in western Europe, Porto is nothing like as popular with visitors as Lisbon or of course the Algarve. Once shabby, the hilly river-side city is now most definitely chic; with pastel coloured buildings, a pretty harbour and wide boulevards. Its cut price culture is also a big draw, with traditional Portuguese cuisine and locally produced beer being amongst the biggest bargains. Make sure you include a trip to the nearby Douro Valley, Portugal’s wine region. As well as being a beautiful world heritage site, it’s one of the few places in the world where grapes are still trodden by foot.

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