Visit Porto

From the narrow valleys to the monuments to the gardens, there is a lot to discover in Porto. With history around every corner, it's almost impossible not to see historic buildings no matter where you go. To visit Porto is to discover a place with a thousand years of history and a unique heritage in the world. The city has grown on the hills that dominate the Douro River estuary, forming a beautiful urban landscape with a variety of civil and religious architecture from the Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical eras. So there is a lot to discover in the historic center of Porto, classified as a World Heritage Site since 1996.After you’re done with your business affairs, challenge your breath by taking a long, leisurely walk through the cobblestone streets and rugged terrain of Porto; contemplate the old buildings, the beautiful flowerbeds, and the window displays of the small, traditional stores that are the city's true cultural heritage.

The Douro region

The Douro River is part of the magic that surrounds the city. Its lights, bridges and riverbanks are among the landmarks of Porto. You can walk along the riverbank or sit in one of the beautiful cafes and listen to the sound of the boats.The famous Douro River starts in Spain and crosses all the north of Portugal, giving life to the Douro Valley, one of its main wine regions.Located in the historic center of Porto, Ribeira charms with its colorful little houses squeezed between the stores, restaurants and strolling people. From here you can see the wine cellars and the D. Luis Bridge. The Ribeira is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and is an essential place to see and enjoy  an incredible view of the river and the bridge. And at night, Ribeira is alive and vibrant, with countless bars and restaurants to enjoy!

Visit Porto

And what’s better after a long day of work than to enjoy a great glass of wine?If you're a wine lover, you may already know that Portugal produces some excellent wines. Porto is the gateway to the Douro Valley, which is one of the largest demarcated wine-growing areas in Europe.For lovers of good wine, this is a unique opportunity. In Vila Nova de Gaia, the city across the Dom Luis Bridge, you can visit several wine cellars where the wine is stored and taste different varieties of the drink. Here you can learn how the fantastic and velvety port wine is made and taste it!If that's not your case, you can stick to the rich history of the wine cellars and make the tour with the same enthusiasm as the wine lovers: you will learn how the history of wine and the land have merged, and you will also have the best view of the city of Porto from the other side of the river!

The textile tradition

Portuguese gastronomy is known all over the world and during this trip you will be able to confirm how delicious it really is! Because of Porto's proximity to the sea, seafood is plentiful, fresh, and delicious. On sunny days, there are a variety of outdoor restaurants, cafés, and tapas bars where you can dine.The hearty "francesinha" sandwich, loaded with a variety of meats and topped with a special sauce, is Porto's signature dish, and it's ideal for refuelling after a day of sightseeing or wine tasting! Or, if you prefer, try something new but typically Portuguese. The thing is, in any case, it's going to be delicious and, certainly, great for your budget business trip to Porto!

Driving fashion's revolution from Porto

If there is one thing you will certainly not be disappointed with, it is the hospitality of the people of Porto. Their arms are always open to those who visit Porto, in a genuine way that only they know how to do. The Portuguese are known for being a very hospitable people, welcoming others with great joy. Being in Porto, you will get to experience its naturalness, its lack of pretension and its noisy people, that makes Porto what it is.
For all these reasons, it's easy to understand why Porto has been elected several times as the Best European Destination by European Consumers Choice.– A trip to Porto offers you an unique and authentic Portuguese experience, where much of the city's traditions, culture and magnificent architecture remain untouched by modern influences. And yet, still full of innovation and technological and industrial investment development. What a combination!

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Are you looking for innovative solutions to reuse unsold stock and increase sell through rate? In Porto you can find the most advanced technological solutions and still enjoy a city full of history, art and culture. Porto is a magnet for new business investment, drawing in people, investors and professionals from different parts of the globe.
In Porto, you will find the ideal settings for your business trip: the history, the river and the wines are only a few of the things you will get the chance to experience.
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