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Geocaching with "Love Love... Porto"

In the latter half of August, 11 to 13, hundreds of geocachers will discover the city whilst looking for small treasures. The event, named "Love Love... Porto", comprises several parallel activities and is free of charge but registration is required.

All the information you need with "Appy Tourist in your pocket"

Tourists and visitors can be better informed and guarantee consumers suitable protection of their rights as of today, 12 July. DECO, Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection, has released an app for providing useful information and receiving complaints from tourists in Porto. This app was developed by the University of Porto.

Travel+Leisure spotlights Porto as one of the top 15 European Cities for 2017

The magazine that specializes in leisure travel and destination guides, Travel+Leisure, spotlighted the city of Porto in "The Top 15 Cities in Europe" list. Porto is described as a city in a country with "European metropolitan greatness".

Porto Sunday Sessions are back for the summer

Make time in your agenda for one of the most popular events in Porto: Sunday sessions in the City Park, starting July 16 and running until September 17. Relaxed afternoons, lots of music, chitchatting and socialising in a natural and green environment.

Porto was the first city to formulate policy pertaining tourist transport

Porto was the first city to formulate policy pertaining tourist transport, including touristic buses, tuk-tuks and other tourist related transport. Tourist transport is now banned from Bus lanes and housing districts. Also, the tourist transport sector has to meet stricter environmental standards.

Telephone boxes in Porto get a makeover

Telephone boxes in Porto are getting a makeover; there were around 301 phone boxes in the streets of Porto in 2013. Nowadays, 167 phone boxes were removed and 134 booths will be fully recovered, with the equipment being replaced and completely operational.

Tonight, Porto celebrates São João with Marta Ren and Clã in concert in Aliados

Concerts of São João are brought to a close with Marta Ren and Clã that will perform this evening in Aliados.

Firework show of São João in Porto filled with colour, rhythm and merrymaking

"If someday someone asks about me / Tell them I lived to love you". It was to the tune of Salvador Sobral's "Amar pelos Dois", this years' Eurovision Song Contest Winner that the firework display kicked off last night in Ribeira do Porto.

Rabelo Boats Regatta lives up to the best tradition of the Douro River June 24

In accordance with tradition on the Day of São João, the Thirty-third Rabelo Boats Regatta fills the river of beautiful boats, starting at 3 pm, and organised by the Port Wine Brotherhood.

Traditional parade closes the festival of São João

The festivities that started in May 25, end June 25 with the "rusgas", in which inhabitants of the seven parishes in Porto parade throughout the city dressed in a traditional costume and singing.