About Porto

: The City of Porto has one of the richest artistic, cultural and historical heritages in Portugal. This was officially recognised by UNESCO which considered Porto as "World Heritage".
: Porto is also a city where its history can be found in a small street or in a dialogue with its inhabitants, so we invite you to explore it.
: Porto Wine is world-famous and has left its mark in Porto. Although this wine comes from the schistose lands of the High Douro region, it is brought to age in Vila Nova de Gaia, in the semi-darkness of the cellars, in oak casks or in bottles.
: This precious nectar has endured and, as time goes by, it improves its qualities. Visiting the Porto Wine Cellars is a must: the various companies offer an unique opportunity to discover this universe of subtle charms, to learn the secrets of this generous wine and to taste it.

How to get there

: Porto is served by Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO). All major cities in Europe have direct flights to Porto, as well as major international airports in other regions of the world. Please check with the Airport's webpage for more information.

: From the Airport to downtown, there are different transportation alternatives. The most recommended is the subway system - METRO. In order to get to downtown, a Z4 ticket card is required. It costs 1.85 € (card + journey). After it, to travel around inside the city of Porto, a Z2 ticket is enough - you can change the type of ticket when there is no more journeys on the ticket.

: Please refer to the How to get to FEUP tab for more instructions on the subway system or to its official webpage - METRO.

Travelling around

: There are different websites which can help you organize your travel to Porto and plan for longer stays:


Port and Douro Wines Institute (IVDP)

Fundação Serralves

City Hall - Interactive Map of Porto

: This file contains a list of the restaurants recommended by the Local Organising Committee. The restaurants are marked in the Google Earth Placemarks File available on this site as well as hotels and subway stations.