Arabian Room (Detail), Porto
We'd heard that the Porto Stock Exchange was a must-see, and indeed it was. The Hall of Nations, the Hall of the Tribunal and the Hall of the Assembly were all lovely, but the intricate yet grand Arabian Room - modeled on a room in Granada's Alhambra Palace - was the star of the show. (Also, a visit to the wine bar afterwards was a great restorative for tired feet.)
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