A city at a waterfront after sunset with shining lights.

Portugal wins 31 awards during World Travel Awards held on March 6th in Berlin, Germany. And Porto named the best metropolitan destination by the sea.

Portugal is increasingly becoming an internationally renowned tourist destination. So it’s no surprise that it shone at the European gala of the World Travel Awards (WTA), which took place this Wednesday, March 6, in Berlin (Germany).

In its ‘luggage’ Portugal brought with it some weighty distinctions. For example, Madeira was voted the best island destination in Europe for the tenth time and Porto Santo was considered the best beach destination.

In the list of European winners, available for consultation here, Porto was voted the best metropolitan destination by the sea. Lisbon won the title of best urban destination and Braga, the beautiful capital of Minho, was considered the best emerging destination.

In addition, in the category of tourist attractions and projects, Portugal also received several awards. For example, the spectacular Paiva Walkways (best adventure tourist attraction), or Dark Sky Alqueva (with the distinction of best tourist attraction and best responsible tourism project).

31 awards at the World Travel Awards

Want to see the full list of awards? Then take a look at the 31 winners in Portugal:

 1. Best Island Destination: Madeira
 2. Best Beach Destination in Europe: Porto Santo
 3. Best Seaside Metropolitan Destination: Porto
 4. Best Emerging Destination: Braga
 5. Best Urban Destination: Lisbon
 6. Best Adventure Destination: Azores
 7. Best Tourism Project: Mondego Walkways
 8. Best Adventure Tourist Attraction: Paiva Walkways
 9. Best Tourist Attraction: Dark Sky Alqueva
10. Best Responsible Tourism Project: Dark Sky Alqueva
11. Best Hotel Manager: Amazing Evolution
12. Best Boutique Hotel Manager: Amazing Evolution
13. Best Airline from Europe to South America: TAP
14. Best Airline from Europe to Africa: TAP
15. Best Airline from Europe to North America: Azores Airlines
16. Best Regional Airline: SATA Air Açores
17. Best Luxury Hotel: Savoy Palace
18. Most Romantic Resort: Pousada Mosteiro Amares
19. Best Resort Villas: Dunas Douradas
20. Best Tourism Organization: Madeira Promotion Bureau
21. Best Beach Hotel: Pestana Alvor Praia
22. Best Design Hotel: 1908 Lisboa Hotel
23. Best Lifestyle Hotel: W Algarve
24. Best Lifestyle Resort: Conrad Algarve
25. Best Urban Family and Wellness Hotel: Pestana Palace Lisboa
26. Best Island Resort: Vila Baleira Resort
27. Best Sports Resort: Cascade Wellness Resort
28. Wine Region Hotel: L'AND Vineyards
29. Best Suites Resort: Wyndham Grand Algarve
30. Best Luxury Hotel for Business Travel: Pestana Palace Lisboa
31. Best Luxury Boutique Hotel: Valverde Hotel, Lisbon

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