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Rehabilitation works of Pérgola da Foz are concluded

The renovation works of the iconic Pérgola da Foz are concluded and represent a municipal investment of circa 371 thousand euros. The Pergola’s concrete structure and the entire balcony, balustrade and ramparts were renovated, as well as the beach access ramps, from the Jardim dos Ingleses to the Esplanada do Molhe. Works were carried out by the municipal company GO Porto – Gestão e Obras do Porto.

The Government already authorizes the drive-thru vaccination centre at the Queimódromo

The Government gave the green light to the drive-thru vaccination centre at the Queimódromo, located in the Parque da Cidade, which will enable, at full capacity, to give two thousand shots per day.

Brand new Pergola in Foz!

Pérgola da Foz, one of the most iconic constructions on the Atlantic front of the city of Porto, was rehabilitated by the Municipality. This structure was heavily damaged and the goal was to restore the concrete structure and the balcony. The surrounding balustrade, ramps and stairs to access the beaches, from Jardim dos Ingleses to Esplanada do Molhe, were also repaired.

Casa de São Roque hosts artwork by primary-school students of Porto

“Art is beautiful and sometimes hard to understand”. This and other thoughts are shared by some of the over 500 students of the Agrupamento de Escolas do Cerco that participated in the initiative themed “Descobrir com a arte e natureza. Labirinto de ideias” [“Discovering with art and nature. Maze of ideas”, free translation]. Artwork made by 1st to 4th graders of that school were on display at the Casa de São Roque, in the space Cubo Branco.

Three days to taste the very best of wine by no other than the Essência do Vinho, and this time in an outdoor setting

This is another comeback to Porto that no written language can actually describe in an accurate fashion: the Wine Essence takes place in Porto, between 2 and 4 July, and this time in a different venue: the Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal.

FEUP starts the ICT Academy by Huawei and boosts talent

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) officialised a partnership with Huawei Portugal to implement the ICT Academy, the knowledge and innovation programme by the multinational company Huawei, with the main objective of both enhancing the Faculty’s educational contents in the Information and communication technologies (ICT) area and strengthen Huawei’s rapport with the university milieu in the country.

Doctoral Congress in Engineering boosts research made in FEUP

Two years after the last event, the Doctoral Congress is back from 28 to 29 June, in a virtual format. The event is organised by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP).

A mural painting that was creatively shaped to celebrate São João

There is a special mural painting that is the apt description of what celebrating São João means: the sentiment that, no matter what, the celebration is also an inner “thing”. And yet, there it is, this imagined São João, authored by illustrator and visual artist Mariana Malhão, located at the Passeios das Fontainhas, in the Duque de Loulé viaduct’s retaining wall. Enjoy this exciting new point of view!

The Museu da Farmácia commemorates St John

The Museu da Farmácia, aka Pharmacy Museum in Porto offers a St John special celebration activity. Learn more about saints!

There are people that had a lifelong impact in Porto, as is the case of architect Rogério de Azevedo

There are people that have a lifelong impact in life, as is the case of architect Rogério de Azevedo, whose work in the city of Porto still stands as landmark heritage. The Garagem do Comércio do Porto, one of the most emblematic creations by the architect from Porto, which has been listed as a Public Interest Monument, was the chosen place to pay a tribute to the man and the work, architect Rogério de Azevedo.