Saint Augustine of Hippo had a deeply rooted love for sightseeing. He once said: “The world is a book, and those who don't travel only read one page.”
As you can imagine, we couldn’t agree more. Traveling is inspirational, whether it involves leaving your comfort zone or simply discovering new and unusual things. It's refreshing to try local foods or participate in local activities. Traveling and experiencing new things for the first time leaves us feeling recharged, inspired, and eager to incorporate that energy into our creative projects.
Just a week before Christmas, while it was still freezing in Milan, Marco went on a quest to discover the beautiful city of Porto. After falling in love with the city, he decided to share his experiences in Portugal by putting together a video of some of his incredible footage. Sit back, relax and enjoy this inspiring portrait of Porto:
These are the main landmarks in order of appearance. We highly suggest you to check them out if you happen to be in Porto:
1. The sun sets on the banks of the river Douro.
2. Ferreira Borges Market, from the 19th century.
3. Dom Luis I Bridge
The bridge was made by Theophile Seyrig, a student of Gustave Eiffel at the time.
3. Matosinhos Beach, a real surfer's paradise
Make sure to also check out São Francisco Xavier Fort and the Cruise Terminal of Leixões, an amazing architectural building done by Luís Pedro Silva.
4. Casa da Musica
Casa da Musica is the main concert venue of the city of Porto and houses three different orchestras. The project was realized by the architect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.
5. Vila Nova de Gaia, the other side of the river Douro
This region is well known for the countless wineries and wine warehouses that produce for the city of Porto.
6. “Half Rabbit”, by Bordalo II
"Half Rabbit" is one of the latest masterpieces from Bordalo II, a street artist from Lisbon. He also did some work in Turin, Italy recently.
7. Serra do Pilar Monastery
Part of the area classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in December 1996, the Monastery of Serra do Pilar is the architectural landmark of Gaia.