Porto featured in Forbes and The Telegraph

There are points in common between the two articles published, one day apart, in two of the most influential media in the world. Both share the enchantment for Porto, they suggest walking around the city to discover it genuinely, highlight the rich historical heritage shown in their tiles (azulejos), mention a famous bookshop, suggest restaurants for a good meal (which is not a difficult task taking into account the quality of our gastronomy) and, of course, suggest a Port wines tasting.

If the American Forbes strongly advises the traveler to "go beyond Lisbon" and discover "one of the most colourful cities in Europe", which at every turn it has walls covered with historical scenes depicting in meticulously painted tiles (one of these examples is the brilliant Jorge Colaço's work at São Bento Train Station), the British The Telegraph is even more incisive in its suggestions and proposes a visit to the Banco de Materiais of Porto City Hall, a municipal repository open to the public in Palace of Viscondes de Balsemão, which "houses all kinds of decorative objects that once embellished the exterior of houses and churches of Porto. It looks like a museum but in reality, resembles a huge closet by a design company."

The English feature also mentions the emblematic Bolhão, undergoing renovation, but says its soul remains alive in the Temporary Bolhão Market, near its original building. There, "you will find the same traders - fishmongers and fruit and vegetable stallholders, bakers and butchers, florists and even merchants who sell haberdashery items."

But it’s better to read the two articles, both enchanted with the historical, cultural and social wealth of Porto, both surrendered to the beauty of the Invicta city (Unvanquished), which continues to be featured in the international press with entire pages.

Source: Porto.pt

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Published 06-11-2018