Leixões (Porto), Portugal
Porto, Portugal’s second city – as colorful as it is memorable. Detail is key here, where the door fronts are tiled with such a stunning variety of azulejo tiles that only by walking up close can you fully appreciate their intricacy. Explore on foot to unveil all the stunning scenery of Porto. Stop by one of the city’s greatest treasures, The Livraria Lello, rated the third best bookstore in the world, not to mention one of the most beautiful ones. Housed in a neo-Gothic building, this architectural gem features a winding red staircase, a giant stained-glass skylight, carved wooden rails, and an incredible collection of rare and first editions that are every book lover’s dream. There’s even word that it’s inspired a work of fiction or two. Take a look and a guess for yourself.