Lonely Planet has chosen Porto as the best of 10 holiday destinations in 2013. The list included destinations its editors considered “hot spots” to visit.
Lonely Planet has chosen Portugal’s second city of Porto as the best of 10 holiday destinations in 2013.
The Porto Tourist Association said Tuesday that the city and the Douro Valley we ranked “in first place” by the Lonely Planet editors and columnists from a list that included other sites such as Bern, Marseilles and Copenhagen.
The 2013 Lonely Planet list included destinations its editors considered “hot spots” to visit along with well-known cities that now had something new to offer.
The Lonely Planet selection privileged cities like Porto that offer culture, history and outdoor adventures, off the main European city circuits,” said Helena Gonçalves from the Porto Tourism Association.
Gonçalves said “international awards like these increase the visibility of the destination and increase the number of foreign visitors.”