Living in Porto

"Porto, divided between the river Douro and the Atlantic ocean, is a coastal city that boasts of poetic sunsets where the eyes absorb and the soul savours., apart from its historical legacy, Porto also explores its urban and contemporary identity and presents different cultural and heritage projects."

Porto is one of the last undiscovered European metropolises, but that is about to change. There are now direct flights from New York and numerous connections to and from the rest of Europe, including an increasing number of low-cost airlines.

But this is not a new city. It is an ancient port steeped in history and tradition. It is a highly atmospheric place that has become known for its monuments by renowned architects (Gustave Eiffel's Dona Maria Bridge, Nicolau Nasoni's Clerigos Tower, Rem Koolhaas' Casa da Musica, or Siza Vieira's Serralves Museum), but just when you think you don't know much about this city, think again.

This is the city that originated and named Port Wine, and gave birth to one of world history's legendary figures, Prince Henry the Navigator (you'll also see in new guidebooks that it is also the birthplace of that world-famous fictional character, Harry Potter -- author J. K. Rowling was living in Oporto as an English teacher when she started writing her first book).

These are just a few curious facts about this intriguing and majestic city, and if you want to find out more, go on exploring this site.

Find more information about the city at: http://sigarra.up.pt/up/en/web_base.gera_pagina?p_pagina=122270

IDPASC Portugal secretariat will also be of any assistance you may need.

Together we will make your life in Porto a pleasant stay!

 


Contact point - LIP

Av. Elias Garcia, nº14 - 1 1000-149 Lisboa - Portugal
www.lip.pt      ::      idpasc.portugal@lip.pt

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