Porto is the Best European Destination 2017

The city of Porto once again surpasses the competition of 19 other destinations and conquers this important award for the third time and with a record of 138 thousand votes. In second and third place were, respectively, the cities of Milan (Italy) and Gdansk (Poland). Porto continues to be the only Portuguese city to win the award and the first to win it more than once.

This is a distinction that confirms the potential and attractiveness of the city, not only for Porto’s citizens but also for the Portuguese and tourists from all over the world. The city of Porto was the most voted destination in 85 countries, registering 58% of the vote outside Portugal. In the national territory, the vote for Porto surpassed 89%.

The campaign "Vote Porto." had several institutional partners such as the University of Porto, the Commercial Association of Porto, Torre dos Clérigos, Futebol Clube do Porto, Serralves Foundation, Casa da Música, São João National Theatre and Metro do Porto. A group of personalities from the city also took on the role of ambassadors, such as Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo, Pedro Abrunhosa, Miguel Guedes, Miguel Araújo, Katty Xiomara, Rúben Neves, Sara Moreira and Júlio Magalhães.

The Best European Destination is awarded via online voting on the website of European Best Destination, an organization dedicated to European tourism promotion, based in Brussels, which pre-selects the cities for the competition.

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