The charming Porto!
The charming city of Porto has become one of the most popular attractions in Europe in recent years, due to its valuable history and traditions, its vibrant cultural life, its charismatic inhabitants, the excellent food, its affordability and its easy traveling connectivity with other international locations! l
In short, you will definitely feel at home in Porto.
A dynamic city
The “Cidade Invicta” (Unvanquished City) boasts an amazing combination of architecture, history, culture, events and gastronomy that will surprise and charm you.
From the famous concert hall, Casa da Música, a project by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, to Serralves Foundation’s, you can go to concerts, exhibitions and performances every week.
Don't forget Porto also hosts, since 2012, the festival NOS Primavera Sound, a celebration of the indie music.
Cost of living
Portugal has a relatively low cost of living, as compared to other EU Member States.
Porto is known as a city where one can "eat well". Besides many restaurants (for all prices), there are also cafés and bars that prepare light meals and snacks. For all these reasons, "going out for a meal" is very common in Portugal.
There are several options available, from sharing a flat, renting a flat on your own, renting a roam in a family house or even use the university halls of residence.
The climate in Porto is typical of the Atlantic regions: damp but temperate, with colder evenings. lt may rain quite a lot in Winter but there is no snow.
The temperature never falls below 0ºC. ln Summer temperatures raise and the warmest months are June, July and August, when temperatures vary between 20ºC and 35ºC.