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A beautiful description about Porto City in Portugal by Fabrício Reis Amador


 Porto City in Portugal

The fame of this city is known throughout Europe, to be more precise is the heart of Portugal. As the city gave its name to the country, in 200 BC when it was known as Portus Cale, so with time came later to become the capital of the Condado Portucalense, from where Portugal was formed. Today, it is known worldwide for its wine, its cuisine, its culture and its restaurants, bars, coffees, local meeting places for young people, its architecture, its historical center, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. Its main football team, the Soccer Club of Porto, by the University of Porto, ranked amongst the 200 best universities in the world and amongst the 100 best universities in Europe. The hospital service of this city attracts patients from the most varied countries in search of health in a global and recognized with excellence.

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As tourist attractions, we can highlight the Clerigos Tower, by Nicolau Nasoni, and the Serralves Foundation, the contemporary art museum. Where you can enjoy the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean combined with a beautiful and romantic promenade. The UNESCO-listed historical complex is one of the most visited tourist spots in the city of Porto, where you will find various points of commerce, squares and historical buildings that are at the origin of the city, such as the Cathedral.

Clerigos Tower, Porto
Clerigos Tower, Porto

The city of Porto has the Mediterranean climate, in the winter temperatures vary between 5 ° C and 14 ° C rarely descending below 0 ° C. During this season, rainy periods alternate with colder days and clear skies. In the summer temperatures range from 15 ° C to 25 ° C and can reach or even exceed 35 ° C in July or August. Temperatures above 30 ° C are rare due to the proximity of the ocean. 

The city of Porto has many schools and kindergartens, public and private, primary and secondary, such as the Alexandre Herculano Secondary School. In the Greater Porto area there are international schools such as British Council Porto. There are universities such as the Portuguese Catholic University, the Lusíada University of Porto, the Fernando Pessoa University, the Portucalense University, the Lusófona University of Porto and the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. O porto is the place where the creation of a pioneer consortium in Portugal was formalized: the Northern Universities Consortium (UniNORTE), which corresponds to an association / partnership between the University of Porto, the University of Minho and the University of Trás- Os-Montes and Alto Douro, in order to share resources, human resources and European funds.

University of Porto

In Health In the city of Porto there are several hospitals (both public and private), clinics and health centers. Some of the public hospitals in Porto are organized in a Hospital Center, the Hospital Center of Porto. The hospitals included in this Hospital Center are Santo António Hospital, Maria Pia Hospital and Júlio Dinis Maternity Hospital. In addition to these, there is still the Hospital de São João and the IPO. Among the private health services are the Hospital of Light Porto, Hospital of Boavista or Hospital of Light Arrábida.



In 2012 and 2014, the city of Porto was voted "Best European Destination", a distinction awarded annually by "European Consumers Choice". In 2013, it was voted the "Best Holiday Destination in Europe" by Lonely Planet. Also in 2014, the Business Destinations magazine, which annually organizes the Business Destinations Travel Awards, considered that the Customs of Porto is the best space for "meetings and conferences" in Europe. Choosing this congress center for its quality and insertion urban and that same year, the European edition of the Wall Street Journal devoted two pages to the city of Porto, which suggested as the city "fascinating and charming ... perfect for a long weekend."

Best European Destination

In the year 2015, the city of Porto is again chosen as one of the main tourist destinations in Europe, being part of a list of 10 tourist poles made by the British newspaper The Guardian. In February 2017, Porto was again elected by the "European Consumers Choice", "Best European Destination" of the year. It is the third time that the city is distinguished as such allowing to affirm that it is a great destination to be visited besides an imperdible association between the professional soccer team on the town that takes the name of the city beyond the walls of Europe because in sports and technology soccer center. 

FC Porto is a Portuguese club with many titles won by the professional football team, with a total of 75 officials. Internally, he won 28 Premier League titles, 16 Portuguese Cup titles, 4 titles of the defunct Portuguese Championship, a record along with Sporting and 20 titles of the Cândido de Oliveira Super Cup, another record. FC Porto became, after Benfica, to be the second team in the history of the Portuguese league to complete two seasons without defeats, namely in the seasons of 2010-11 and 2012-13. Also in 2010-11, FC Porto scored the most points difference between the champion and the second place (21), in a three-point win by winning their second quadruple (four titles at a time). Internationally, FC Porto have already won seven European and world titles, a record in Portuguese football: the European Cup and the UEFA Champions League in 1986-87 and 2003-04, respectively; the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Europa League in 2002-03 and 2010-11, respectively; the European Super Cup in 1987 and the Intercontinental Cup in 1987 and 2004. He is the only Portuguese club to win the last three competitions and to achieve a continental triple: domestic league, cup and European title (2002-03 and 2010-11). In addition, he was a finalist in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1983-84 and in the 2003, 2004 and 2011 UEFA Super Cup editions. FC Porto is currently 11th in the UEFA club rankings and 15th in the IFFHS world ranking.

FC Porto

Moreover, it is a famous sports center in other sports modalities registered like center of sport by Olympic athletes that already came with highlights in the previous Olympic games.

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By: Fabrício Reis Amador

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