domingo, 10 de abril de 2011


O Café Majestic, no Porto, foi eleito o sexto café mais bonito do mundo, segundo o sítio UCityGuides, num Top 10 que classifica aquele espaço portuense como um dos mais atraentes, da fachada ao interior e ao jardim de inverno.

Lê-se no sítio: "When European cafés became the preferred hangouts of their city's intellectuals in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they turned into cultural institutions with ornate, palatial interiors. Many if not most of them remain open today, although the main visitors are now tourists guided by their guidebooks. Those cafés are now essentially museums where coffee and pastries are served at high prices, while others have been turned into full-blown restaurants, and a few still attempt to keep their cultural heritage alive by hosting literary and other cultural events. The biggest café cities are Paris, Vienna, Venice, and Budapest, where café interiors are at their most sumptuous, but you'll find some extraordinarily beautiful cafés throughout Europe and even in the big cities of the Americas that emulated the grandiosity of the Old World. At UCityGuides we're always looking for what's new and extraordinary, but also love to spend some time in what the past has done best. So after countless coffees, pastries, calories, and overpriced drinks, we bring you the list of the ten most beautiful cafés in the world".

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