Politics

High speed train between Porto and Galicia “is fundamental” for both regional economies

The Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, and the President of the Regional Government of Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, are in favour of the strategic project to link the North of Portugal and the region of Galicia, in Spain, by a high speed train to boost the economic growth of these two neighbouring regions.

Municipal budget amounts to 328.5 million euros in 2021 and foresees tax property reduction

Porto municipal budget will be the highest ever in 2021. There will be 328. 5 million euros that reflect an “expansionist” and a “countercyclical budgetary policy”, emphasises Rui Moreira in the opening remarks of the report that will be voted on 30th November by the Municipal Executive. A new feature is tax property (IMI) reduction.

“This is a time when the State must get deeper into debt to resolve the situation”

Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto was a guest speaker at a national television show to discuss the pandemic context of the country. The Mayor advocated that the Government has to further its support to companies and families, to boost recovery and to build a stronger economy for the future, as soon as the health crisis is over.

Porto celebrates the cause that shaped the nation

It was the year 1820, on 24th August, precisely 200 years ago today that one of the most significant announcements of Portugal echoed in Porto: "PEOPLE OF PORTO! Let's redeem those captives in Lisbon!" This marked the beginning of the Liberal Revolution that would set in motion the establishment of a constitutional regime in Portugal. The Portuguese Court and King D. João VI returned from Brazil and that was the end of the absolute monarchy, thus paving the way for the first Constitution,...

The vaulted ceiling of the chapel at the Prado do Repouso Cemetery is being restored

Porto City Hall commenced the rehabilitation works of the vaulted ceiling of the chapel at the Prado do Repouso Cemetery, at the Bonfim parish, namely the sealing of fissures and breakings. Restoring historical buildings require extra care and attention to detail, as not to endanger the original features and materials. And this is an important enterprise as it is our link to the past and bygone eras.

Santo António Hospital in Porto marks 250 years and announces the renewal of the building facade

Two hundred and fifty years after the first brick was laid, the Hospital of Santo António, will have its facade renovated by the Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto. The cleansing of the hospital's facade is estimated at a half million euros and the Municipality of Porto will help support the endeavour, as a patron.

Guide to the Liberal Cause in the city of Porto was released on 2nd July

The guide "Porto Liberal: Arquiteturas, Sítios e Memórias" [Porto Liberal: Architectures, Sites and Memories", free translation], was released on 2nd July. This historical work describes the role of the city in affirming Liberalism in the course of the nineteenth century. Mayor Rui Moreira attended the official book presentation.