The first of December the city lights up for Christmas
The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be on December 1. The Xmas tree will remain lit until January 8 of next year, and will be lit everyday at 5:30 pm. The ceremony will take place in the Avenida dos Aliados, by the city's Christmas tree, in front of the City Hall.
Happy Holidays in Porto with extensive holiday events
Porto Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Thursday, December 1, at Aliados, in front of the City Hall building at 5 pm. The city will also be twinkling with Christmas lights lining through the streets.
Two natural ice rinks for Christmas in Porto
The city will have two active natural ice rinks: from December 1 to January 8, one in Mouzinho de Albuquerque Square (aka Rotunda da Boavista) and another in Praça da Batalha. As has been the tradition in recent years at Christmas in Porto, children and grown-ups will be able to cheer up, snow playing and risking a pirouette in the ice rinks.
Porto is the second European city with more favourable price ratio
Porto is one of the best European cities to live and work, second only to Tartu, Estonia. The city of Porto is singled out as 70% cheaper to live in than New York City, according to The Independent, online British newspaper and Business Insider, news site founded in 2009 in New York.
"Porto Start & Scale Guide", a catalyst for transforming the city
"This is the story of how innovation drives the future of our cities" says Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto. The book, entitled "Porto Start & Scale Guide", reflects the strong commitment of the city of Porto to consolidate itself as a living lab for inovation and talent.
Blip strengthens position in Porto with new facilities
The technology company Blip expanded its presence in the city of Porto. The new headquarters, opened in the parish of Bonfim and is the result of the process of exponential growth of the company that bets on Porto for its main software production centre. The company's installation process had the support of the City hall of Porto.
Porto wins international prize for Parking Management and organizes congress in 2018
Iberian Congress of Parking and Urban Mobility, held in Tarragona, awards Porto for Parking and Mobility Management. In 2018, this important event will take place in Porto, city known as The Invicta (Unvanquished City).
European Best Destinations invites Americans to settle in Porto
If you want to leave the USA and live in Europe, European Best Destinations invites you to discover the richness of Europe, and the number one choice is Porto, featured as "one of the most beautiful, welcoming and tolerant cities in Europe".
ScaleUp Porto Strategy at the Web Summit
The Porto City Hall, in partnership with the UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto and Porto Design Factory, of the Polytechnic of Porto, is present at the Web Summit, to be held from 7 to 10 November in Lisbon, promoting the ScaleUp Porto strategy.