After the Urban City Guides have included Lisbon on its top 10 most beautiful cities in the world, now the Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel publisher, has named Oporto and the Douro River Valley as the Top European Destination for 2013. “Once a sleepy riverside city best known for its fortified wines, Porto has emerged as a vibrant arts capital that's rightfully getting a lot of buzz as a great value destination,” said Andy Murdock, US Digital Editor.
Photo: Rooftops of Porto and the Douro River, by Dmitry Shakin / Getty Images in ALL YOU NEED IS PORTUGAL (facebook)
The Top 10 European Destinations elected in 2013 by the editors and columnists of the Lonely Planet are:
Cinque Terre (Italy)
Moravia (Czech Republic)
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