A vast stage for national and international creative minds, in its 41,66 km2 area easily you will find yourself surrounded by great architectural works or find in any corner an inspiring building. Right in the heart of the city the landmark that is the Torre dos Clérigos developed by Nicolau Nasoni, close by you will be able to experience the Maria Pia bridge a work born from the partnership between the two great minds of Teófilo Seyrig and Gustave Eiffel, in between architecture and engineering you will find the gem that is Casa da Música a masterpiece by the renown Dutch Architect, Rem Koolhaas. Azulejos (tiles), considered by most an heritage in Portuguese Culture, can be uncover by the eyes of the most curiosos and if you have the pleasure to arrive by train at São Bento station prepared to be mesmerized by one of the many best kept architectural secrets in Portugal. Bathed by the Douro River, the magic and mystic of this place is unquestionable. The river bathes the shores of the old city and at the same time is the birthplace of the many vineyards where grapes come from to produce the Iconic Porto wine.
You can visit the caves and experience the history and the variety of wines produced in the city. Most recently the city hosts the Red Bull air race. From architecture to arts and music, Porto is now the place most favorable by startups to grow and an entrepreneurship hub, where you can combine the busy working life with the joy of its maritime weather combine with the tasty and traditional food. If you take this menu into consideration plus the genuine and welcoming people that make this city so warm and welcoming, the 'Best European Destination' was a well win prize in the past year. Now, all eyes on Porto! Rich in culture, people and heritage, we want to empower a debate not only in the city itself but also in the world. This debate will be focused on enhancing and extending Design and Craftsmanship and discuss the role and reinforcement of our role in all of this. The first edition of the Luxury, Design and Craftsmanship Summit will take place in Gondomar, Porto district.