Living in Minho

"With good reason, many Portuguese consider the Minho to be the most beautiful part of their country. A rolling province of lush river valleys, forested hillsides, trailing vines and long, sandy beaches, here age-old customs are maintained at dozens of huge country markets, festas and romarias."

Minho is considered by many to be the country's most beautiful province, known for its colorful festivals, baroque churches, well-preserved towns, and lush vegetation. It offers splendid opportunities for cultural sightseeing, with some of the country's most historic cities, including the country's first capital, Guimarães, and is also home to one of the country's most beautiful cities, Barcelos Braga.

The University of Minho is situated in the district of Braga, on the northern coastline of Portugal. There are two university campuses, which are located in the two main cities: Braga and Guimarães.

Both combine tradition and history with a modern and cosmopolitan way of life.

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

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


Contact point - LIP

Av. Elias Garcia, nº14 - 1 1000-149 Lisboa - Portugal      ::

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