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Art&Tur Magazine is born, and Porto Envolto is on the cover!

Art&Tur Magazine is born, and Porto Envolto is on the cover!

Art&Tur Magazine is born and Porto Envolto, as a partner of the Art&Tur International Tourism Film Festival, is on the cover and in the first pages of the magazine´s first edition! I’m very happy to see my article on Porto and Northern Portugal as Europe’s gastronomy capital featuring in its first pages and with a highlight...
Armazem e Vhils: a não perder no Porto | Two new must-go sites in Porto

Armazem e Vhils: a não perder no Porto | Two new must-go sites in Porto

Right besides the Alfândega (Customs) Building in Porto’s riverside, in the old Miragaia neighbourhood, a new wall carving by Portuguese street artist Vhils (Alexandre Farto) stands alongside an out-of-the-ordinary new cultural space called Armazém (“warehouse”, in Portuguese): these are definetely two new must-go sites in Porto. For itself alone, Armazém, a place where you can find vintage items...
Palacio da Bolsa: Looking up to be amazed | Palácio da Bolsa: Ouro sobre azul

Palacio da Bolsa: Looking up to be amazed | Palácio da Bolsa: Ouro sobre azul

There´s a monument in Porto which defies your eyes: you must look up to be amazed! The Palácio da Bolsa in Porto stands out among the old rooftops of the historic center as a great tribute to the emerging nineteenth century bourgeoisie of the city, which both contributed to its prosperity and prestige. It was...
Palacio da Bolsa yellow ceiling | O tecto amarelo do Palácio da Bolsa

Palacio da Bolsa yellow ceiling | O tecto amarelo do Palácio da Bolsa

This exquisite Palacio da Bolsa yellow ceiling is one among many treasures this palace in Porto houses. Este superbo tecto amarelo sobre o corredor do Palácio da Bolsa é apenas um dos muitos tesouros que este palácio do Porto guarda. #VeraDantas #PortoEnvolto #PaláciodaBolsa #Porto #Heritage #Património #VisitPortugal #Travel #Viajar
Matosinhos une-se a Rally de Portugal com rota gastronómica "Rally Fish"

Matosinhos une-se a Rally de Portugal com rota gastronómica “Rally Fish”

Matosinhos junta-se este ano ao mítico Rally de Portugal para a entrega dos prémios aos vencedores, no domingo 19 na Marginal da cidade, para levar os seus visitantes numa rota gastronómica inspirada na maior prova de velocidade automóvel do país. Com o Rally Fish, o Turismo da Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos criou um roteiro que promove de...
Porto Medieval Wall: wallking on history|Visitar a Muralha Fernandina do Porto

Porto Medieval Wall: wallking on history|Visitar a Muralha Fernandina do Porto

Porto Medieval Wall, known as Fernandine Wall, was built to substitute the old late-medieval defensive wall that, by the 15th century, had become too small for the growing city. It was rebuilt by the king D. Fernando, after whom it was named, between 1368 and 1437 with money from the wine transfer tax and it was about...
Boa Nova Chapel, a Franciscan legacy| Capela da Boa Nova, um legado dos Franciscanos

Boa Nova Chapel, a Franciscan legacy| Capela da Boa Nova, um legado dos Franciscanos

The beautiful Capela da Boa Nova is a magical reminder of the ancient Franciscan Convent that was built in these rocks almost 700 years ago. In Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos, Portugal. Even under rain, I couldn’t resist photographing it! A belíssima Capela da Boa Nova é um testemunho mágico do antigo convento dos Franciscanos que...
Virtudes Garden, a vertical landscape retreat in the heart of Porto | Jardim das Virtudes

Virtudes Garden, a vertical landscape retreat in the heart of Porto | Jardim das Virtudes

Perto da Torre dos Clérigos existe um jardim único com a particularidade de ser vertical, estendo-se em socalcos: o Jardim das Virtudes. A sua arquitectura e localização recompensam os visitantes com vistas soberbas sobre a Alfândega, o rio Douro e a ribeira de Vila Nova de Gaia, com as históricas caves dos Vinhos do Porto...
Sunset at Douro Marina

Sunset at Douro Marina

A sunset at Douro Marina. As the sunny days return, here in Porto we get to be delighted by lavish sunsets in our lovely Douro Marina. Agora que os dias de sol estão a voltar, no Porto podemos deliciar-nos com fins de tarde extravagantes na nossa belíssima Douro Marina. #VeraDantas #PortoEnvolto #Porto #Portugal #Douro #Yachts #Marina #DouroMarina...

Wine Dinner Giveaway winner

The winner of the Giveaway Wine2Dine offered by Porto Cruz in partnership with Porto Envolto is the contestant no. 58, Ricardo Matosinhos (there were a total of 58 contestants, therefore 58 is the highest and closest number to the termination of the 25 th April ‘s Lotaria Clássica 1st prize, with the no. 10499 – see oficial...
Vencedor do Giveaway WINE2DINE no deCastro Gaia

Vencedor do Giveaway WINE2DINE no deCastro Gaia

O vencedor o Giveaway Wine2Dine oferecido pela Porto Cruz em parceria com o Porto Envolto é o concorrente n.º 58, Ricardo Matosinhos (houve um total de 58 concorrentes, pelo que o n.º 58 é o mais alto e logo o mais próximo da terminação do 1º Prémio da Lotaria Clássica de 25 de Abril, com...
An amazing Art Deco gallery in Avenida dos Aliados | Uma deslumbrante galeria Art Deco da Avenida dos Aliados

An amazing Art Deco gallery in Avenida dos Aliados | Uma deslumbrante galeria Art Deco da Avenida dos Aliados

Everyday I find charming details walking around my city, Porto. Today I stopped to take a look at the Building  of the Portuguese Bank of Caixa Geral de Depósitos in Avenida dos Aliados, downtown Porto. The monumental gates in copper and wrought iron open to a spacious gallery sustained by eight red marble columns in ionic style....
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