Thursday, 26 July 2012 00:00
The European Consumers Choice voted Porto the Best European Destination 2012. In the city of Serralves and the Casa da Musica, where cultural events of every kind crop up, the downtown is being reborn and in every neighborhood there are new venues open. Here is the latest…
Hotel Porto Ribeira opened in March 2012 in the historic center of Porto, and is the result of comprehensive rehabilitation of five National Landmark listed buildings in Ribeira, distinguished as World Heritage. It is a four-star hotel in the best of locations, with stunning views of the Douro River. There is a wide range of services, and guests can enjoy the new Forno Velho restaurant, with cooking as you watch.
PortoSense Apartments, opened in April 2012, are located in the heart of Porto’s Ribeira. They are installed in a restored building, including a magnificent eighteenth-century fountain, and decorated with Portugal’s Coat of Arms. They are modern, practical and well equipped for a stay.
Tattva Design Hostel consists of two beautiful buildings classified as "World Heritage." They have been totally recovered and refurbished to make the largest hostel in Porto, with breathtaking views on the higher floors. With 16 rooms and a capacity of 116 people in total (female dorms, mixed dorms and double rooms), Tattva provides a unique experience in terms of comfort.
Cervejaria da Avenida, opened in November 2011, it maintains the concept of the traditional pubs of Porto, with francesinhas highlighted in the menu, and a contemporary style. The brewery occupies a building by architect Eduardo Souto Moura. Markedly contemporary style it is decorated in a sober and cosmopolitan look, while natural light abounds in the spacious living room with large windows.
Trásca -Enjoy snacks in a tavern that is both “castiço” and modern, with granite walls and tile decoration. Besides the sandwiches (pressed and toasted), indulge in Portuguese delicacies and more. There is all types of sausage, including German sausage with greens and capriccio. It is located at Rua de Trás 16, Porto.
Restaurante Bar Décimo Sétimo, located on the top two floors of the Hotel Dom Henrique, is modern and sophisticated, decorated by Paulo Lobo. Elaborate cuisine and stunning views over the city, particularly from the adjoining terrace are just a few things guests can experience.
Horizontal Terrace - Resulting from a partnership between the Teppan & Sushi Teppanyaki and Cream, the Horizontal Terrace is situated on the seafront. It is the transparent building adjacent to the Castelo de Quiejo. With magnificent views, a lounge and relaxed atmosphere, classic and fusion sushi is offered. Experience unforgettable evenings by the sea and long nights of summer.
Prá Poncha - The famous Madeira poncha reached Porto. The new bar, opened in April 2012, is in the center of Porto’s busiest streets. House specialties include traditional poncha, passion fruit, tangerine, fisherman, absinthe, black vodka, whiskey and niquita. Drinks are served with spicy peanuts and lupini beans Madeira style! It is located at Rua Galeria de Paris 99, Porto.Port Calling, opened in February 2012, is a store specializing in vinyl records in downtown Porto. The store's name honors the album "London Calling" by the Clash.