Porto

The City of Porto

The coastal city of Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and also the capital or the Área Metropolitana do Porto. Porto is located along the Douro River and is one of the oldest European cities. The historic centre of the city, the Bridge Luiz I and the Monastery of Serra do Pilar were declared Word Heritage sites by UNESCO in 1996.

Discovering Porto for first-time visitors is an incredible experience, with many who visit the city describing it as a city full of charming spaces at every turn. This is what makes it one of the most touristic destinations in Portugal. It is also an ancient city with a rich historical heritage. Some of its most important monuments are the Cathedral, Igreja de São Francisco, Palácio da Bolsa, Palácio de Cristal,  Avenida dos Aliados, Igreja dos Clérigos, etc.

Porto’s beauty lies in its mixture of old and modern structures, narrow streets with colourful and detailed facades and its incredible historic centre. The old shops and the Douro river add to its charm to make Porto one of Portugal’s greatest destinations to discover.

Asprela Campus

Asprela is the university area in greatest demand, not only because of its proximity to the main university campuses, but also because of its great connections that welcome hundreds of students each year who come to study in the most renowned high education centres in the city.

Main university Campus in the area:

  • Universidade Católica Porto – Asprela
  • Instituto Politécnico do Porto – Asprela
  • Universidade Fernando Pessoa – Asprela
  • Universidade do Porto – Asprela
  • Universidade Lusíada

The residential area has great transport links and connections to the historical city centre – underground line and bus. In addition, the surroundings are home to a variety of shops and services that make life easier for university students, such as supermarkets (Continente), Hospital (São João Universitary Hospital Center), Bakery, Bars, Restaurants, Pharmacies, Gym,etc.

 

Top 10 things to do in Porto

  • Eat the famous “francesinha”: a typical sandwich from this city, made with ingredients and a sauce, that will not disappoint you
  • Go to a concert at Casa de Música: The home of Porto orchestra, in a building with a unique design
  • Have a drink in Galeria de Paris: the busiest street in the Porto night, with a lot of bars so you can have fun
  • Surf in the Matosinhos beach: the right spot for you to sur in the city, due the climate conditions
  • Relax in Parque da Cidade: the green lung of Porto, ideal for a walk, a pic nic or just to relax
  • Climb Arrábida Bridge: In 1963, Arrábida Bridge was the largest concrete arch of the world. Since 2016, this arch become the only one in Europe, to be open to visitors
  • See the sunset in Jardim das Virtudes: privileged place to see the sunset, with the city and the river as a backdrop
  • Go-Kart race at Leça kartódromo: a go-kart race with the beach just at your side
  • Boat trip in the Douro river: sail by the Douro river, appreciate this perspective of the city
  • See an exhibition at Serralves Contemporary Museum of Art: the Museum presents a value collection of contemporary art, representative of national and foreign works

Universities

FEUP – Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

s/n, R. Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
+351 22 508 1400

 

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FEP – Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto

R. Dr. Roberto Frias 464, Porto, Portugal
+351 22 557 1100

 

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Facultade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto

Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal
+351 22 551 3600

 

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ISEP - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto

R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal

+351228340500

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Faculdade de Medicina Dentária da Universidade do Porto

R. Alfredo Allen 535, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
+351 22 467 8330

 

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Facultade de Desporto da Universidade do Porto

R. Dr. Plácido da Costa 91, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal
+351 22 042 5200

 

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Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto

Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 4200-072 Porto
 +351 22 507 3500

 

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Escola Superior de Educação

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 602 4200-465 Porto Portugal

+351 225 073 460

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Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto

R. Alfredo Allen, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
+351 22 607 9700

 

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ESS - Escola Superior de Saúde

R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 400, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal

+351222061000

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UPT - Universidade Portucalense

R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 541, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal

+351225572000

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Universidade Lusíada - Norte

R. Dr. Lopo de Carvalho 67, Porto, Portugal

+351225570800

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UFP - Universidade Fernando Pessoa

Praça de 9 de Abril 349, 4249-004 Porto, Portugal

+351225071300

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