With buildings as colourful as its character, Porto’s extrovert reputation seems ever heightening. The city, which was originally a Roman outpost, gave birth to the names of both the country and its famous Port wine – a nod to Porto’s self-assured airs – has long been a noted pilgrimage for wine connoisseurs.
Alongside the nuanced wine-sluggers, there is now another group of enthusiasts filling the city’s higgledy-piggledy narrow lanes. Housing some of the finest national and international artworks, Porto is rapidly becoming a mecca for art-lovers.
Platforming the works of both established and emerging artists, uncover Europe’s lesser-known arty sibling with our guide to the city’s most innovative galleries.