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New Tourist Office at the gates in the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal

There is a new Tourist Office in the entrance of the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal. Besides providing free tourist and cultural information on Porto, it also supports the events that will be organised in the facilities. The Tourist Office also hosts a store that sells Porto. merchandising products.

Feel elevated with “the most secret view” in the Invicta

It is now possible to climb the Arrábida Bridge cross-section; with the easing of the restrictive health measures, Porto Bridge Climb is resuming visits to "the most secret view in town", following all the safety measures issued by the DGS. But the real novelty is that the organisation offers discounts to Porto. card holders.

“Confiança Porto” municipal programme supports tourist accommodation managers

The municipal programme “Confiança Porto” aims to help owners and managers of tourist accommodations to overcome difficulties related to the paradigm shift in the tourism sector and stimulate the renewable economy/paradigm.

Paradise found: Porto is candidate to Best European City Break 2021. Vote now

The city that exudes resilience and is never short of offering architectural heritage and lifelong positive travel experience is again shortlisted as a finalist for the title of Best European City Break 2021. Online voting takes place until 14th July.

Tourism Destination Campaign by Porto and the Northern Region is acknowledged by the Golden City Gate Awards

Nothing lifts the spirits quite like planning a trip to Porto and the Northern Region of Portugal, which are the runner up in the Tourism Destinations, Region category, of The 21st Golden City Gate, the International Film-Print- MultiMedia Competition, held during ITB Berlin Tourism Fair, in Germany.

Clérigos Tower lit up in green to honour Ireland’s foremost patron Saint

Today, 17th March, the Saint Patron of Ireland is celebrated and all across the world several tributes are paid to honour Saint Patrick. Porto is no different and the Clérigos Tower will lit in green to pay the homage to the foremost patron saint of Ireland. The green, one of the colours of the Irish flag, symbolises the Irish nationalism; the other colour of the Irish flag are the orange, symbolizing the Orangemen of the North and the white, which symbolizes peace.

Forbes spotlights the Douro region as a must-go destination for 2021

It’s time to go beyond and above the pandemic blues and start thinking of must-go places for 2021 (that’s right!). Take cues from Forbes magazine and be marvelled with Douro and its vineyards.

Tourism campaign “O Norte Lá em Cima”: second phase will address foreign tourists

Porto Tourism Association (ATP) and Tourism of Porto and Northern Portugal (TPNP) launch a joint campaign with the goal of promoting Porto, Douro, Minho and Trás-os-Montes, as memorable tourism destinations in the country, among foreign tourists, to show the relevance of connecting to Porto and the Northern Region on a deeper level.

Creativity says Porto and the Northern Region

The tourism campaign themed ““Lá em Cima” [“Up There”, free translation], launched in July 2020, by the Porto Tourism Association (ATP) and the Tourism of Porto and Northern Portugal (TPNP), was granted awards in three categories of the Prémios Lusófonos da Criatividade (Lusophone Creativity Awards, free translation]: a Silver award for the copy, in the Production Category, and two Bronze awards in the Digital Category, for the efficacy, both for the digital campaign and the web video.

This is a top landmark in Porto and it is a statement about its history

The San Francisco Church is a gothic church located in the parish of São Nicolau, in Porto historic centre. The construction started in the 14th century as part of a Franciscan Convent, and throughout the 17th century, several altarpieces were crafted and the entire church interior was refurbished. The main gilded wood altarpieces are on display in the church.