The #2 Reason to Attend SEPG Europe 2010: Fascinating Local Culture

After the day’s conference activities are through, there’s plenty to do and see in the beautiful city of Porto, one of Europe’s oldest tourism destinations. Whether you’re seeking ancient or modern sites, you won’t be at a loss for things to do in Porto. Here are just a few:
  • Put on your walking shoes and take a jaunt to Ponte de Lima to visit the International Garden Festival, which aims to bring flowers, plants, and art into closer contact with urban space.
  • Power up your camera and photograph some of Porto’s ancient architecture, including the Oporto Cathedral (the city’s oldest surviving structure), the Romanesque Church of Cedofeita, the remnants of the city walls, and some of the 15th century houses that are still standing.
  • Soak up the sounds of the Casa de Musica Concert Hall, featuring a performance as vibrant as Vienna’s Opera.
  • Enjoy local cuisine, including a dish called “Francesinha.” Porto is one of the only places in the world where you can enjoy an authentic version of this dish, which is toasted bread filled with beef, pork, or ham and topped with cheese and a spicy tomato and beer sauce.
Look for more activity ideas in the SEPG Europe 2010 Program and Directory, which will be included in delegate welcome bags.
Do you have other suggestions? We want to hear them! Comment on this blog post to share your site-seeing ideas with others.
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