It’s official: Porto is the Best City Destination in the World 2022
At the recent World Travel Awards, the city of Porto won big as Best City Destination 2022.
Famed for its natural and cultural diversity Porto is a World Heritage City, best known for its famous Port, which is shipped from here across the world. Porto is a dramatic city basking to be discovered for its many intriguing stories, ancient culture, architectural monuments of past and present, and for its exquisite local cuisine and wines.
We spoke to our in-house expert Sofia Amaral to find out what makes Porto so attractive and popular as a city destination; not only for individuals, but also for meeting and incentive groups.
1. Easy Access
The ultra-modern airport of Porto is very well connected to all major European Hubs and New York with daily direct flights. The airport is conveniently located 20 minutes north of the city centre of Porto.
2. Diverse Venues
Porto offers a diverse range of venues to host large-scale conferences, product launches, meetings and incentives with capacities for up to 2000 people. From a modern Cruise Ship Terminal to the new WOW World of Wines facilities, the multi-purpose Super Bock Arena to historical palaces and charming cultural sites; offering an extensive choice of venues for small to large events.
3. Activities Aplenty
Explore the steep and narrow streets of Porto with its many artisanal shops, museums, art and cosy bars and restaurants. Climb to the top of Porto’s iconic bridge and enjoy panoramic views across the city. Hop on a boat and cruise the Douro River, enjoying breath-taking views and a gastronomic lunch in a historic, family-owned wine estate. Discover the many wine cellars and taste a variety of fine wines and the famous Port wine.
4. Food & Wine
Best known for its world-renowned Port wine, the city and surrounding areas of Porto have so much more to offer when it comes to gastronomy. Porto is home to a great many renowned chefs; offering a diverse culinary scene, from traditional to gourmet experiences.
From ancient wine cellars and trendy beach clubs to stylish cafés, rooftop locations and fancy restaurants, Porto has something for everyone and offers a vast variety to discover the culinary side of the city.
Just one hour from the city of Porto mountainous & lush countryside offer excellent conditions for all types of outdoor activities and adventure sports, such as canoeing, rafting, hiking, biking and rock climbing.
In more recent years Porto has developed into a creative hub for design furniture, fashion, graphics, jewellery and industrial design. It is one of the few cities in the world where you can admire the works of three Priztker Prize winners – architects Vieira, Eduardo Souto de Moura and Rem Koolhaas. The local creative scene and architects offer themed workshops and guided tours to discover more recent architecture and design spaces of the city; offering unique and engaging visitor experiences.