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Oporto’s Maria Pia Bridge among Guardian’s 'ten best' bridges in the world

Oporto’s Maria Pia Bridge among Guardian’s 'ten best' bridges in the world | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
The Maria Pia railway bridge, one of several bridges that cross Oporto’s Douro River, has been voted one of the ’10 Best Bridges’ in the world by the respected Guardian newspaper.
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Cockburn’s wins Barco Rabelo race

Cockburn’s wins Barco Rabelo race | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
"Cockburn’s “Rabelo” has won the annual race against the other Port lodges up the Douro River"..
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Vasco Mourão : Cafeína

Vasco Mourão : Cafeína | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Vasco Mourão's Cafeina is one of the best cosmopolitan and sophisticated dining experiences in Porto, situated in the charming cobbled streets of Foz do Douro, whose boutique lined pavements lead down to the mighty Atlantic Ocean. A unique oasis providing fine gastronomy with a hip and trendy edge.... not to mention some of the very best Portuguese fine wines...

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The Yeatman Hotel in Porto

The Yeatman Hotel in Porto | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Widely regarded as one of the best hotels in Porto, The Yeatman is a luxury haven for wine lovers with the best views of Porto from every hotel room and a fantastic Michelin starred restaurant"...

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Infante Sagres Palace Hotel - Porto

Infante Sagres Palace Hotel - Porto | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

STAYING IN HISTORIC PORTO: Infante Sagres Palace Hotel – a Small Luxury Hotel of the World™. In the historic heart of downtown Porto, the 5-Star Infante Sagres Palace, is one of the most beautiful and cozy hotels in Portugal.

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The Possibilities in Porto

The Possibilities in Porto | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

"It may well be that the northern Portuguese are uniquely equipped to withstand the rigours of the economic crisis. It’s perhaps due in part to their nature, more placid and patient than many of their neighbours. It could also be a practical, even frugal, attitude honed over centuries"...

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Porto & Douro Valley Lonely Planet Top 10 Destination

Porto & Douro Valley Lonely Planet Top 10 Destination | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
Read Top 10 European travel destinations for 2013 for travel tips, advice, news and articles from all around the world by Lonely Planet
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Adrian Bridge makes a splash with Forbes Magazine

Adrian Bridge makes a splash with Forbes Magazine | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
I am back in Porto, my fourth glorious visit in five years: half a decade of understanding the funky wackiness of northern Portuguese food, half a decade of giving myself over entirely to the unusual aesthetic of Port wine.
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Chef Rui Paula – Restaurant DOC

Chef Rui Paula – Restaurant DOC | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Chef Rui Paula is responsible for leading the way in modern Douro gastronomy, very fine cusine in a stunning riverside location in the heart of the Douro Valley... accompanied by the best D.O.C. and Port wines...

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Crasto Superior at The Yeatman

Crasto Superior at The Yeatman | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Crasto Superior is a new wine from the Roquette family, here we meet Tomás Roquette with Beatriz Machado of the 5 star Yeatman Hotel in Vila Nova da Gaia enjoying the 2010 vintage, together with the fabulous cuisine of Michelin chef Ricardo Costa...

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Taylor's Port at The Yeatman

Taylor's Port at The Yeatman | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Taylor’s Port is now over 300 years old. It remains a family firm, completely independent, owned still by relations of the original partners...

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