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The Portuguese Parliament approved unanimously a vote to support the application of Porto to host EMA, the European Medicines Agency, 10 May 2017

The Portuguese Government has approved the bid of Portugal to host EMA, the European Medicines Agency, 27 April 2017

Portugal is the 3rd most peaceful country in the world and the first within European Union

If it means being loaded with atmosphere, charm, great food and nightlife, yet ignored by the bulk of travelers, then Porto deserves consideration as Europe's coolest capital.

Take a look at the city staking a claim to the title comeback king, with start-ups, surf and sunshine.

Porto has all the ingredients to be Europe’s next piping-hot art destination: young galleries are opening there, international dealers are setting up outposts, and dozens of artists are flocking there for its affordable housing and studio rents.

You may love Porto for the monuments, ideal conditions for the practice of sport or delicious gastronomy. Even for all these reasons and more. One thing is certain: all the time in the world won’t be enough to enjoy all to do and see in the capital. Make your choice and let Porto blow your heart away.

Porto is a dream destination for foodies, wine lovers, critics and the curious. From auteur restaurants to century-old tascas, there is always a table set and waiting for you. The famous bacalhau (salted cod), in its various forms, is not to be missed. The seafood and fresh fish bring the Atlantic onto your plate in a sophisticated way or straight from the grill. And the cafés, where so many Portuguese writers gathered together, have outdoor seating with stunning views, endless hours of enchanting sun and, increasingly, interesting wine lists to get to know one of Portugal’s greatest riches. Come and sample them.

Bacalhau (salted codfish) is the king, but the grilled sardines rule during the Santos Populares. Who visits Porto can’t afford to miss the pastel de nata sprinkled with cinnamon. To drink nothing like the vast choice of Portuguese wines and the fruity sangria. And these are only some of the many excuses the city gives you to leave the diet behind.

The cooking of mainland Europe's westernmost country is deeply rooted in the freshest local ingredients. Superlative seafood, sun-ripened fruit, lamb raised on flower-speckled meadows, free-range pigs gorging on acorns beneath oak forests. Without them, it just doesn't taste the same.