Economy

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.

Perfect and precise combination of factors led Vestas to invest in Porto

Porto means a lot to Vestas. Out of 99 cities Vestas, a multinational wind company, chose Porto to establish its new engineering centre. This investment in the northern region of Portugal places the country as a research and development hub, equally to Norway, UK, Germany, India and Denmark. The latter hosts Vestas's global headquarters.

English and Saudi urban regeneration project in Porto involves a total investment of 100 million Euros

A substantial mixed-use urban regeneration project is to be delivered by MEFIC Capital (MEFIC) and Round Hill Capital, located at a site adjacent to the University of Porto Campus at Paranhos in Porto, Portugal's second largest city.

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.

Book on innovation has an English edition

The English version of "Innovation in the Transformation of the City" was released yesterday. The book is a compilation of a series of public debates, sponsored by the municipality, which took place in Porto Innovation Hub.

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.