City of Porto

Porto is located in the North of Portugal, on the north bank of the river Douro. It’s the second largest city in the country, in an urban area with more than 1.3 million inhabitants. Four main bridges (Arrábida, Freixo, Luiz I and Infante) and two railway bridges (S. João and D. Maria – this one, considered an historical monument, is no longer operational) make it possible to cross the river to the other bank (Vila Nova de Gaia).

Porto is a city characterised for its granite, which makes it a city “with character”. Its climate is temperate, though quite damp.

Porto is a multicultural city with large green spaces and sports facilities. The city has a revitalised public transportation network and a vibrant cultural environment enriched by the more than 70 000 Higher Education students living in the region.

Classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Porto also stands out for its unique gastronomy and hospitality of its people.