Porto + the North

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Cruising down Portugal’s A1 Auto Estrada, I took the exit for the Forest of Buçaco, a nature preserve that was walled in by Carmelite monks 400 years ago. An hour later I was standing in a grassy clearing, surrounded by an ancient grove of cork oa...
Lately, I've been reading a best seller about monks. It will never be made into a blockbuster, but it's far more inspiring than the one on your bookshelf. During a recent journey through Europe, I carried a book originally penned in Vulgar Latin 1...
James Kelly James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, N. Mex. hot spot The Tate Restaurant (in London's old Tate). It has completely old-fashioned service, excellent food, and you always see great artists—I recently spotted Ellsworth Kelly there. worst ...
Copenhagen, Denmark $265 While other new hotels have capitalized on Copenhagen’s reputation as a design city by embracing sleek functionalism to the point of folly, the Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden (107 Vesterbrogade; 45-33/250-405; www.hotelguldsm...
As I ate my lunch at a window table in Porto's fashionable neighborhood of the Foz and sipped a glass of port while watching the Atlantic caress the shore across the street, I realized that almost everything I knew of Portugal was there at h...
In 1999, Pritzker Prize winner and native Porto architect Álvaro Siza completed the National Contemporary Art Museum in the Art Deco gardens of the Serralves Foundation. Its effect was overwhelming: quite suddenly, Porto, the northern Portuguese c...
THE WATERFRONT In 1999, Pritzker Prize winner and native Porto architect Álvaro Siza completed the National Contemporary Art Museum in the Art Deco gardens of the Serralves Foundation. Its effect was overwhelming: quite suddenly, Porto, the northe...