Porto, Portugal Named Best Under-the-Radar Romantic Destination

Porto, Portugal Named Best Under-the-Radar Romantic Destination


There's no denying the romance factor of cities like Paris, New York or Rome, but sometimes the best intimate escapes happen off the beaten path. We asked a panel of romance travel gurus to nominate 20 global destinations where the romance factor is under-hyped. Our readers have been voting for the past four weeks, and the results are in!Taking home the title of Best Under-the-Radar Romantic Destination (by a landslide) is Porto, Portugal, known for its wine, medieval architecture and Old World charm.Porto, PortugalKnown not only for the wine produced here, Porto also gave the country its name, derived from ...Continue Reading


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Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace)

Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace)


Photo by António Amen, CC BY-SA 3.0, The Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) is a historical building in Porto, Portugal. The palace was built in the 19th century by the city's Commercial Association (Associação Comercial) in Neoclassical style. It is located in the Infante D. Henrique Square in the historical centre of Porto, designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO.HistoryThe Palácio da Bolsa is located beside the St Francis Church of Porto, which was once part of the St Francis Convent, founded in the 13th century. In 1832, during the Liberal Wars, a fire destroyed the cloisters of the convent, ...Continue Reading


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Caminha

Caminha


Photo by José Mouteira - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 es, Caminha (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈmiɲɐ]) is a municipality in the north-west of Portugal, 21 km north from Viana do Castelo, located in the Viana do Castelo District. The population in 2011 was 16,684, in an area of 136.52 km².Caminha is subdivided into 14 civil parishes. The parish Vilar de Mouros is well known for the oldest rock festival in Portugal. The seat of the municipality is the town (or vila in Portuguese) of Caminha, with 2,500 inhabitants. General informationCaminha is located 2 km from the Atlantic Ocean, on the southern side ...Continue Reading


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Vila Praia de Âncora

Vila Praia de Âncora


Photo by JCNazza, CC BY 3.0, Vila Praia de Âncora is a parish in the municipality of Caminha, with 8.15 km ² and 4820 inhabitants (2011). Density: 591.4 inhabitants/km². Was elevated to a village 5 July 1924, then changed its original name of Santa Marinha Gontinhães to Vila Praia de Ancora. It is the most populous village and parish in the municipality of Caminha.DescriptionLocated on the edge of a valley protected from death by Serra D'Arga and the south by the Monte de Santa Luzia, Village Anchor Beach is a fishing village full of traditions. The river Anchor is the ...Continue Reading


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Vila Nova de Cerveira

Vila Nova de Cerveira


Photo by Gabriel González from Pontevedra, España - Vila Nova de Cerveira, CC BY 2.0, Vila Nova de Cerveira is a municipality in the district of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 9,253, in an area of 108.47 km².The town was founded by King Denis of Portugal in 1321 and today is mainly known and visited due to the international biennial of art[4] that takes place in the town since 1978.   LocationBetween the river and the mountain, Vila Nova de Cerveira is located on the left bank of Minho River, which establishes the border with Spain, and ...Continue Reading


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