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Oporto is a place to go in 2013

Porto is a place to go in 2013
Clara Campos

Oporto is a place to go in 2013 according to the New York Times, which ranks Oporto city on the 28th position of the top of the 46 places to visit this year.

Oporto is a place to go in 2013 according to the New York Times. The American newspaper ranks Oporto on the 28th position of the top of the 46 places to visit this year. The list goes around the world departing from Rio de Janeiro to arrive in the always-surprising Paris, the last place on the top.

Why Oporto is a place to go in 2013

In order to justify the conviction that Oporto is a place to go in 2013, the New York Times brings up the city’s new hotels, restaurants, the obvious Port Wine and, surprise, Harry Potter!

Of course the economic aspect is not left aside. The New York Times considers that ‘Portugal’s economic pain is your gain in Oporto, one of Western Europe’s great bargains.” Therefore, Oporto is one place to visit in 2013 also thanks to its value for the price.

However, the newspaper stands out the ‘New boutique hotels and restaurants’, referring for example ‘the Yeatman, dramatically perched above the Douro River’. Let me remind you that the Yeatman features a Michelin-starred restaurant.

According to Finn-Olaf Jones, the New York Times’ journalist, the most recent hotels and restaurants ‘have brought a fresh burnish to this Unesco-protected city where labyrinthine narrow streets, ancient buildings and black-cloaked students inspired a young English tutor who lived here in the early 1990s named J. K. Rowling.’. With these words, the journalist mentions the years that Harry Potter’s author lived in Oporto city.

Oporto is a place to go in 2013 also due to its most famed product – Port Wine. The iconic beverage stands firmly in spite of ‘the financial downturn’ and it ‘can be sampled in the cellars of Sandeman, Graham’s or Taylor-Fladgate with a terraced restaurant, on the Douro’s south bank.’

The top of the places to go in 2013

This list is highly eclectic and includes destinations for every taste and purse. Culture, history, natural landscape, beaches, gastronomy and exoticism are some of the arguments sustaining the choices of the New York Times. If would like to check them all, click here.

Where is Oporto?

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São Bento Train Station: 41.145667, -8.609590
Clergy Tower: 41.145619, -8.614692
Casa da Música: 41.157286, -8.624462
Majestic Café: 41.151056, -8.605416
hotel The Yeatman: 41.135447, -8.614342
Porto\'s Cathedral: 41.142443, -8.611629
Ribeira area: 41.140570, -8.612804
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