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Guide to Portuguese Fado

Essential Guide to Portuguese Fado

Michael Edwards dons his history hat as he provides his guide to Portuguese Fado

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M.Ou.Co Hotel, Porto, Portugal

M.Ou.Co reinvents the hotel in Porto. Michael Edwards tunes in on the harmony. 

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TiaTia, Porto, Portugal

Michael Edwards visits one of those restaurants that only the locals know

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Vintage House Hotel

Vintage House Hotel, a beautiful, Quinta-style mansion was once the country retreat of the Croft family. Sitting there, on a bend of the legendary Douro river surrounded by those terraced hillsides, I swear to myself there may be no finer place on Earth.

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Hotel Infante Sagres

City centre hotels tend to come in two varieties; either bland international brands or faded dames from times gone by reinvigorated into trendy boutique properties. Fortunately, Hotel Infante Sagres in Porto’s centre is the latter. Not just reinvigorated but positively reincarnated into something even better than it was in its heyday.

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The Yeatman Hotel

Standing proudly above the Douro river on the Vila Nova de Gaia side of Porto, The 5 star Yeatman Hotel has become a Porto landmark in a very short space of time.

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