Welcome to Porto

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Once considered the edge of the known world in the Middle Ages, the industrious town of Porto clung to the side of Portugal looking out across the endless Atlantic Ocean, before adventurers risked it all to head to the new world. Half a millennium has passed since then, but Porto has retained much of that rugged adventurous and determined spirit. The cliché that Lisbon shows off and Porto works is a well-worn metaphor that fails to fully do justice to its real charms. With images of a past way of life hidden down every bustling alley, Porto is a place determined to hold on to its own distinct identity.


Population Approximately 230.000
Currency Euro (EUR) €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Shops are usually open from Mon-Fri 10 am to 7 pm. Most shops close at 1 pm on Saturdays. Shopping centres tend to be open from 10 am to 11 pm or midnight all week.
Newspapers Jornal de Noticias – Porto based newspaper
Emergency numbers Emergency: 112
Tourist information Central Tourist Information Office
Rua Clube dos Fenianos, 25, Porto
Opening Hours:
June 21st-September 21st: Daily, 9am-8pm
September 22nd-June 20th: Daily, 9am-7pm
+351 223 393472